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A Review on Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communications (PHY and MAC Layer Perspectives)

Prinu Chacko Philip1 and Mohammed Abdel-Hafez1
  • 1 United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Journal of Computer Science
Volume 16 No. 8, 2020, 1100-1114


Submitted On: 17 June 2020
Published On: 1 September 2020

How to Cite: Philip, P. C. & Abdel-Hafez, M. (2020). A Review on Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communications (PHY and MAC Layer Perspectives). Journal of Computer Science, 16(8), 1100-1114.


Fifth Generation (5G) wireless network plays major attention in the communication scenario due to the advanced features in data transmission. 5G is designed to overcome the issues, such as data rate, reliability, throughput, latency and capacity in the wireless network domains. The 5G wire-less services aim to increase the data rate through massive communication services. In this survey, well known research papers based on low latency communication at the Physical layer (PHY) and Medium Access Control layer (MAC) are reviewed based on the Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) perspective. Here, the communication techniques are categorized as, structure-based model, resource reuse-based techniques, radio resource management techniques, scheduling based approach, diversity-based techniques and network slicing model based on the purpose of data communication. The issues and challenges faced by the existing research works are reviewed and discussed in the research gaps and issues section. Moreover, the analysis carried out in this survey is based on the evaluation parameter, network layer, network parameters, system, purpose and simulation toolsets. The future work of the URLLC research is based on the issues collected from the recent research papers reviewed in this study.



  • Network Slicing
  • Cellular Network
  • Medium Access Control
  • Wireless Communication
  • Mobility Management