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Ethernet-based fronthauling for cloud-radio access networks

Assimakopoulos, Philippos and Birring, Gurtej S. and Al-Hares, M. Kenan and Gomes, Nathan J. (2017) Ethernet-based fronthauling for cloud-radio access networks. In: 2017 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5386-0860-9. E-ISBN 978-1-5386-0859-3. (doi:10.1109/ICTON.2017.8025034) (KAR id:64307)

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Abstract

Standardization bodies such as IEEE and 3GPP, as well as other interest groups, are in the process of defining and standardizing different functional subdivisions within mobile network base stations, primarily to reduce the data rate requirements imposed on the transport architecture by 4th and 5th generation mobile systems. Ethernet is considered the leading candidate for the transport architecture as it brings benefits from structural and operational convergence in what is now termed the “xhaul” (x signifying front, mid or back). This paper reports on the performance of different functional subdivisions over a bridged Ethernet network and presents some of the main issues that occur when internetworking at the Ethernet transport level. In particular, it examines Priority-based Scheduling within an Ethernet fronthaul, which is also a subject of active standardization by IEEE.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/ICTON.2017.8025034
Uncontrolled keywords: functional split, LTE, Ethernet, fronthaul, cloud-radio access network, time-sensitive networking
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Nathan Gomes
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 09:34 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2020 04:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64307 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Assimakopoulos, Philippos: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2550-1317
Gomes, Nathan J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3763-3699
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