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Dynamically Reconfigurable Optical-Wireless Backhaul/Fronthaul with Cognitive Control Plane for Small Cells and Cloud-RANs

Total activity: 4
Type of activity
Competitive project
Acronym
5G-XHaul
Funding entity
Commission of European Communities
Funding entity code
H2020-671551-5G-XHAUL
Amount
99.577,69 €
Start date
2015-07-01
End date
2018-06-30
URL
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Abstract
Small Cells, Cloud-Radio Access Networks (C-RAN), Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NVF) are key enablers to address the demand for broadband connectivity with low cost and flexible implementations. Small Cells, in conjunction with C-RAN, SDN, NVF pose very stringent requirements on the transport network. Here flexible wireless solutions are required for dynamic backhaul and fronthaul architectures alongside very high capacity optical interconnects. However, there is no consensus on how both technologies can be most efficiently combined.
5G-XHaul proposes a converged optical and wireless network solution able to flexibly connect Small Cells to the core network. Exploiting user mobility, our solution allows the dynamic allocation of network resources to predicted and actual hotspots. To support these novel concepts, we will develop:
1) Dynamically programmable, high capacity, low latency, point-to-multipoint mm-Wave transceivers, cooperating with sub-6-GHz systems;
2) A Time Shared Optical Network offering elastic and fine granular bandwidth allocation, cooperating with advanced passive optical networks;
3) A software-defined cognitive control plane, able to forecast traffic demand in time and space, and the ability to reconfigure network components.
The well balanced 5G-XHaul consortium of industrial and research partners with unique expertise and skills across the constituent domains of communication systems and networks will create impact through:
a) Developing novel converged optical/wireless architectures and network management algorithms for mobile scenarios;
b) Introduce advanced mm-Wave and optical transceivers and control functions;
c) Support the development of international standards through technical and techno-economic contributions.
5G-XHaul technologies will be integrated in a city-wide testbed in Bristol (UK). This will uniquely support the evaluation of novel optical and wireless elements and end-to-end performance.
Scope
Europa
Plan
HORIZON 2020 (2014-2020)
Call year
2015
Funcding program
Pilar Lideratge Industrial
Funding subprogram
Lideratge en tecnologies facilitadores industrials (LEITS)
Funding call
ICT - Information and Communication Technologies
Grant institution
European Commission

Participants

Scientific and technological production

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  • Softwarized LTE self-backhauling solution and its evaluation

     Gamboa, G.; Demirkol, I.
    IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
    p. 1-6
    DOI: 10.1109/WCNC.2018.8377358
    Presentation's date: 2018-04-18
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  • SENSEFUL: An SDN-based joint access and backhaul coordination for Dense Wi-Fi Small Cells  Open access

     Garcia-Villegas, E.; Sesto, D.; Zehl, S.; Zubow, A.; Betzler, A.; Camps, D.
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
    p. 494-499
    DOI: 10.1109/IWCMC.2017.7986335
    Presentation's date: 2017-06-27
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  • 5G transport network requirements for the next generation fronthaul interface  Open access

     Bartelt, J.; Vucic, N.; Camps, D.; Garcia-Villegas, E.; Demirkol, I.; Fehske, A.; Grieger, M.; Tzanakaki, A.; Gutiérrez-Terán, J.; Grass, E.; Lyberopoulos, G.; Fettweis, G.
    Eurasip journal on wireless communication and networking
    Vol. 89, num. 2017, p. 1-12
    DOI: 10.1186/s13638-017-0874-7
    Date of publication: 2017-05-15
    Journal article
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  • 5G-XHaul: a converged optical and wireless solution for 5G transport networks  Open access

     Gutiérrez-Terán, J.; Maletic, N.; Camps, D.; Garcia-Villegas, E.; Berberana, I.; Anastasopoulos, M.; Tzanakaki, A.; Kalokidou, V.; Flegkas, P.; Syrivelis, D.; Korakis, T.; Legg, P.; Markovic, D.; Limperopoulos, G.; Bartelt, J.; Chaudhary, J.K.; Grieger, M.; Vucic, N.; Zou, J.; Grass, E.
    Transactions on emerging telecommunications technologies
    Vol. 27, num. 9, p. 1187-1195
    DOI: 10.1002/ett.3063
    Date of publication: 2016-07-08
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