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Statistical Distribution of Packet Inter-Arrival Rates in an Ethernet Fronthaul

Assimakopoulos, Philippos, Al-Hares, Mohamad Kenan, Hill, Simon, Abu-Amara, Ahmad, Gomes, Nathan J. (2016) Statistical Distribution of Packet Inter-Arrival Rates in an Ethernet Fronthaul. Excel file. 70Mbytes. Located at: ( (KAR id:60143)

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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.

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Projects: iCIRRUS - intelligent Converged network consolIdating Radio and optical access aRound USer equipment
Uncontrolled keywords: Background traffic, Fronthaul, C-RAN, 4G, 5G, LTE, VLAN, Ethernet, priority
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5103.59 Optical communications
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Funders: [UNSPECIFIED] EU Commission, Horizon 2020
Depositing User: Kornelia Jumel
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 16:51 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:42 UTC
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Assimakopoulos, Philippos.

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Al-Hares, Mohamad Kenan.

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