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Performance analysis of multiple radio-access provision in a multicore-fibre optical fronthaul

Maria Morant, Roberto Llorente
2019 Optics Communications  
The received SNR requirements are obtained for each cellular signal considering GSM, EDGE, EGPRS2-A, cdma2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced.  ...  The different parameters required for fronthaul dimensioning are evaluated considering state-of-the-art 4G LTE-Advanced altogether other legacy wireless standards in operation nowadays.  ...  LTE- RRU 5G 2G 3G 4G Multi-RATs BTS RoMCF fronthaul MIMO Access router BBU pool RRH Advanced full-standard signals.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2018.11.036 fatcat:fj67kohlgrbrphq6ds3xxc6bmu

Efficient Mobile Fronthaul via DSP-Based Channel Aggregation

Xiang Liu, Huaiyu Zeng, Naresh Chand, Frank Effenberger
2016 Journal of Lightwave Technology  
Mobile fronthaul is an important network segment that bridges wireless baseband units and remote radio units to support cloud radio access network.  ...  We present digital signal processing (DSP) techniques for channel aggregation and deaggregation, frequency-domain windowing, adjacent channel leak age ratio reduction, and synchronous transmission of both  ...  In the current mobile communication standard of longterm evolution advanced (LTE-A), carrier aggregation (CA) of up to five 20-MHz mobile signals need to be supported.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jlt.2015.2508451 fatcat:n7q35mlaybe6he3ia5x22fvlte

High Capacity Mode Division Multiplexing Based MIMO Enabled All-Optical Analog Millimeter-Wave over Fiber Fronthaul Architecture for 5G and Beyond

Khan Zeb, Xiupu Zhang, Zhenguo Lu
2019 IEEE Access  
The proposed design is flexible and scalable for achieving high capacity, high speed, and low latency fronthaul links.  ...  In support of the proposed architecture design, a comprehensive state-of-the-art literature review on the recent research works in high capacity A-RoF fronthaul systems and related transport technologies  ...  Similarly, MIMO and carrier aggregation over MCF for fronthaul was proposed and evaluated in [52] - [54] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2926276 fatcat:tzljmup2tzgrxatpez6efo3bre

Next-Generation Optical Fronthaul Systems Using Multicore Fiber Media

Andres Macho, Maria Morant, Roberto Llorente
2016 Journal of Lightwave Technology  
Finally, the extension of multicore optical fronthaul capacity is proposed using MIMO LTE-A signals.  ...  We report the experimental demonstration of combined radio-over-fiber (RoF) transmission of full-standard LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and WiMAX signals providing fronthaul connectivity in 150 m of 4-core fiber  ...  To overcome the massive increment in the data capacity demand, MCF has been recently proposed as a suitable medium for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) MIMO fronthaul systems [13] , [15] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/jlt.2016.2573038 fatcat:n7qtblgsnnhkjn5aehz7tzjnp4

Optical Multilevel Pulse Width Modulation for Analog Mobile Fronthaul

Lorenzo Combi, Alberto Gatto, Pierpaolo Boffi, Umberto Spagnolini, Paola Parolari
2018 Photonics  
Analog radio over fiber can be selected to support the mobile fronthaul (MFH) network and, in particular, pulse width modulation (PWM) is a viable alternative for analog signal transport.  ...  LTE-like 20-MHz signals with 256-QAM could be supported.  ...  The mobile fronthaul (MFH) segment, linking centralized BBUs and remote radio units (RRUs), must thus handle a large number of high-capacity point-to-point connections with minimal delay.  ... 
doi:10.3390/photonics5040049 fatcat:k5v6ynzehjas3fipjngotgsxni

The benefits of convergence

Gee-Kung Chang, Lin Cheng
2016 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences  
High capacity, low cost, flexibility and transparency to services are critical for mobile fronthaul design.  ...  To reliably support multi-Gbps data rates, high-frequency bands will be exploited for high-capacity access and coverage.  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsta.2014.0442 pmid:26809570 fatcat:4shy5jp66bdknmgck6xpxqwlpy

Software-defined open architecture for front- and backhaul in 5G mobile networks

Volker Jungnickel, Kai Habel, Michael Parker, Stuart Walker, Carlos Bock, Jordi Ferrer Riera, Victor Marques, David Levi
2014 2014 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)  
New software-defined open network concepts are proposed in this paper to enable an efficient implementation of front-and backhaul solutions for future 5G mobile networks.  ...  For the use of SDN in the fronthaul, CPRI over Ethernet (CoE) is proposed as a new transport protocol.  ...  Using a combination of several new technologies (small cells, CoMP, massive MIMO, carrier aggregation), radio capacity can be scaled to these anticipated values, see [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/icton.2014.6876551 fatcat:ne43mtposbb6hcv3jzpym4jx4a

Performance Investigation of 5G-Mobile Fronthaul using Analog RoF Technology

Sara Sadiq Jawad, Raad Sami Fyath
2018 2018 Al-Mansour International Conference on New Trends in Computing, Communication, and Information Technology (NTCCIT)  
This paper presents the transmission performance of 5G mobile fronthaul based on aggregation of multiple intermediate frequency (IF) over radio-over-fiber platform.  ...  Simulation results using Optisystem V.14.1 software are presented for 200 MHz-and 1 GHz-bandwidth mobile signals.  ...  Jawad, acknowledges the Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sport for offering M.Sc scholarship to do this work at Al-Nahrain University.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ntccit.2018.8681177 fatcat:kfdcd4mdwrfbtf3brb3fbihi5i

Fronthaul evolution: From CPRI to Ethernet

Nathan J. Gomes, Philippe Chanclou, Peter Turnbull, Anthony Magee, Volker Jungnickel
2015 Optical fiber technology (Print)  
However, a number of challenges exist: ultra-high-bit-rate requirements from the transport of increased bandwidth radio streams for multiple antennas in future mobile networks, and low latency and jitter  ...  to meet 5G demands  Proposals for new functional split between baseband unit and radio head  Caters for both co-ordinated multipoint and massive MIMO Abstract It is proposed that using Ethernet in the  ...  Acknowledgments This work has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement no. 644526 (iCIRRUS).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.yofte.2015.07.009 fatcat:hofkhwghwzc53dhjhfxegymvra

Smelling Screen: Application to a Museum Exhibition and a Challenge for Scaling Up

Ryoji Shinogi, Haruka Matsukura, Hiroshi Ishida
2019 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN)  
antennae, coordinated multi-point processing, intercell interference mitigation techniques, carrier aggregation, and new spectrum exploration.  ...  The ultra-dense and heavy traffic cells should be connected to the core network through the backhaul, often with extreme requirements in terms of capacity, latency, availability, energy, and cost efficiency  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the affiliated organisations.  ... 
doi:10.1109/isoen.2019.8823304 fatcat:wcinxzpofzgurhqthb75nwv3u4

5G Backhaul Challenges and Emerging Research Directions: A Survey

Mona Jaber, Muhammad Ali Imran, Rahim Tafazolli, Anvar Tukmanov
2016 IEEE Access  
antennae, coordinated multi-point processing, intercell interference mitigation techniques, carrier aggregation, and new spectrum exploration.  ...  The ultra-dense and heavy traffic cells should be connected to the core network through the backhaul, often with extreme requirements in terms of capacity, latency, availability, energy, and cost efficiency  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the affiliated organisations.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2016.2556011 fatcat:4aayqxthsbektfdygzbeejkjyy

A Study of Fronthaul Networks in CRANs - Requirements and Recent Advancements

2018 KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems  
the high scalability, and efficient mobility management capabilities.  ...  and compression schemes to carry the time-sensitive traffic in fronthaul networks.  ...  A Fat-Tree dynamic routing switch [44] is developed by the China Mobile to support more than 10k carriers per BBU pool.  ... 
doi:10.3837/tiis.2018.10.001 fatcat:s2j4zogirzc5vmpxsizreaq2ry

On the design of 5G transport networks

Matteo Fiorani, Björn Skubic, Jonas Mårtensson, Luca Valcarenghi, Piero Castoldi, Lena Wosinska, Paolo Monti
2015 Photonic network communications  
The work described in this paper was carried out with the support of the Kista 5G Transport Lab (K5) project funded by VINNOVA and Ericsson.  ...  Most of the ongoing research and debate around 5G systems are focusing on the radio network segment (e.g., how to offer high peak-rates per subscriber, and how to handle a very large number of simultaneously  ...  LTE backhaul services LTE radio interfaces are continuously evolving to more advanced configurations for supporting the increasing mobile traffic requirements.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11107-015-0553-8 fatcat:kmf2dzffurdnzfuzckqtsqejwe

Architecture and Technology Components for 5G Mobile and Wireless Communication

Manasa H R, Pramila S
2015 International Journal of Engineering Research and  
Keywords-Massive MIMO, C-RAN (centralized radio access network), Software defined radio (SDR), LTE.  ...  This paper present a future mobile and wireless communication system that will provide highly versatile consumption, cost and spectrum usage.  ...  Advanced C-RAN adopts the centralized network architecture with many branches of remote radio equipment (RRE) and utilizes LTE advanced carrier aggregation (CA) functionality between macro and small cell  ... 
doi:10.17577/ijertv4is061112 fatcat:r5l7o6u4ovbl7gm65lfibjsaxi

Cloud RAN for Mobile Networks—A Technology Overview

Aleksandra Checko, Henrik L. Christiansen, Ying Yan, Lara Scolari, Georgios Kardaras, Michael S. Berger, Lars Dittmann
2015 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) is a novel mobile network architecture which can address a number of challenges the operators face while trying to support growing end-user's needs.  ...  It can serve as a starting point for anyone willing to understand C-RAN architecture and advance the research on C-RAN.  ...  and comments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/comst.2014.2355255 fatcat:xiwm3naoj5cx3mgdn22hz24emq
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