This paper introduces an information-theoretic upper bound on the capacity scaling law for a hierarchical hybrid network (HierHybNET), consisting of both n wireless ad hoc nodes and m base stations (BSs) equipped with l multiple antennas per BS, where the communication takes place from wireless nodes to a remote central processor through BSs in a hierarchical way. We deal with a general scenario where m, l, and the backhaul link rate scale at arbitrary rates relative to n. Then, a generalized cut-set upper bound under the HierHybNET model is derived by cutting not only the wireless connections but also the wired connections. In addition, the corresponding infrastructure-limited regime is identified.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Information Systems
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering