Capacity Bounds and Coding Schemes for Cloud Radio Access Networks
- Author(s): Ganguly, Shouvik
- Advisor(s): Kim, Young-Han
- et al.
Cloud radio access networks (C-RANs) have been touted as a viable alternative to
current communication network architectures for handling larger data volumes and higher
throughput requirements, in order to serve a growing number of data-hungry devices.
In this dissertation, we study information theoretic models of uplink and downlink
C-RANs and explore questions on optimal data throughputs and large-network size
asymptotics. In addition, as a rst step on the path to achieving these tradeos in
practice, we demonstrate how one can build codes for multiuser networks and provide
finite-blocklength performance guarantees by starting from single-user codes.