Wireless-optical network convergence: enabling the 5G architecture to support operational and end-user services
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European Commission's project5G-XHaul - Dynamically Reconfigurable Optical-Wireless Backhaul%2FFronthaul with Cognitive Control Plane for Small Cells and Cloud-RANs (EC-H2020-671551)
This article presents a converged 5G network infrastructure and an overarching architecture to jointly support operational network and end-user services, proposed by the EU 5G PPP project 5G-XHaul. The 5G-XHaul infrastructure adopts a common fronthaul/backhaul network solution, deploying a wealth of wireless technologies and a hybrid active/passive optical transport, supporting flexible fronthaul split options. This infrastructure is evaluated through a novel modeling. Numerical results indicate significant energy savings at the expense of increased end-user service delay.
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CitationTzanakaki, A., Anastasopoulos, M., Berberana, I., Syrivelis, D., Flegkas, P., Korakis, T., Camps, D., Demirkol, I., Gutiérrez-Terán, J., Grass, E., Wei, Q., Pateromichelakis, E., Vucic, N., Fehske, A., Grieger, M., Eiselt, M., Bartelt, J., Fettweis, G., Lyberopoulos, G., Theodoropoulou, E., Simeonidou, D. Wireless-optical network convergence: enabling the 5G architecture to support operational and end-user services. "IEEE communications magazine", 1 Octubre 2017, vol. 55, núm. 10, p. 184-192.
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