Comparison of 4G and 5G Network Simulators

TitleComparison of 4G and 5G Network Simulators
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBouras, C, Diles, G, Gkamas, A, Zacharopoulos, A
Conference NameThe Fifteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC 2019)
Date PublishedJune 30 - July 4

Network simulation is a technique of utmost importance to evaluate new network performance, verify new algorithms and analyze various network topologies. It is used to find results to be expected from a hardware setup without the need for actual implementation. For this reason, there is a plethora of Network Simulation Software applied to different scenarios to evaluate theories and hypotheses. The aim of this paper is to study the most common Simulators regarding the deployment of 5G networks, provide a detailed comparison featuring their main advantages and showcasing potential defects and support the academic community, offering the required data to help choose the necessary one.