5G Infrastructures supporting end-user and operational services: the 5G-XHaul architectural perspective
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Rights accessOpen Access
European Commisision's project5G-XHaul - Dynamically Reconfigurable Optical-Wireless Backhaul%2FFronthaul with Cognitive Control Plane for Small Cells and Cloud-RANs (EC-H2020-671551)
We propose an optical-wireless 5G infrastructure offering converged fronthauling/backhauling functions to support both operational and end-user cloud services. A layered architectural structure required to efficiently support these services is shown. The data plane performance of the proposed infrastructure is evaluated in terms of energy consumption and service delay through a novel modelling framework. Our modelling results show that the proposed architecture can offer significant energy savings but there is a clear trade-off between overall energy consumption and service delay.
CitationTzanakaki, A., Simeonidou, D., Berberana, I., Syrivelis, D., Camps, D., Demirkol, I., Gutiérrez, J., Wei, Q., Fehske, A., Eiselt, M., Bartelt, J., Lyberopoulos, G., Grass, E., Anastasopoulos, M., Korakis, T., Flegkas, P., Pateromichelakis, E., Grieger, M., Theodoropoulou, E. 5G Infrastructures supporting end-user and operational services: the 5G-XHaul architectural perspective. A: IEEE International Conference on Communications. "2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) took place 22-27 May 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia". Kuala Lumpur: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016, p. 1-6.