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Statistical distribution of packet inter-arrival rates in an Ethernet fronthaul

Assimakopoulos, Philippos and Al-Hares, Mohamad Kenan and Hill, Simon and Abu-Amara, Ahmad and Gomes, Nathan J. (2016) Statistical distribution of packet inter-arrival rates in an Ethernet fronthaul. In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC). IEEE, pp. 140-144. ISBN 978-1-5090-0449-2. E-ISBN 978-1-5090-0448-5. (doi:10.1109/ICCW.2016.7503778) (KAR id:57862)

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This paper investigates the effects of background traffic streams in the packet inter-arrival rates of an LTE traffic stream, when these streams are transported over the same Ethernet fronthaul network. Contention of background traffic with LTE traffic can occur in a Cloud-RAN that is transporting traffic streams originating from Constant Bit-Rate (CBR) sources such as the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) and from other non-CBR sources originating from different LTE physical layer functional subdivisions. Packet inter-arrival statistics are important in such a network, as they can be used to estimate and/or predict buffer sizes in receiving network nodes. Buffer management will also be important for traffic streams originating from functional splits (such as direct LTE MAC transport block transportation) where user plane data and control primitives have to be time aligned at the receiving node.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/ICCW.2016.7503778
Uncontrolled keywords: delays; physical layer; transportation; antennas; 5G mobile communication; bandwidth
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:17 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2020 03:09 UTC
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