5G-Crosshaul is organising a Workshop on “Next Generation fronthaul/backhaul integrated transport networks” on 27 June at EuCNC (detailed programme here).
In addition to this workshop, the 5G-Crosshaul project is contributing to three invited talks to other workshops on 27 June and releases five papers in the main conference:
-“Fronthaul requirements of 5G mobile networks”, by Thomas Deiss (Nokia), at the workshop “Towards Converged X-Haul for 5G Networks”
-“Bit-Rate Bound Derivation for compressed time-domain fronthaul”, by Chenguan Lu (Ericsson), at the workshop “Towards Converged X-Haul for 5G Networks”
-“Ethernet OAM and SDN: a matching opportunity”, by Luca Cominardi (InterDigital), at the workshop “Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Programmable Software Networks”
-“Fronthaul Performance Demonstration in a WDM-PON-Based Convergent Network”, by Z. Tayq (Orange)
-“Packet Forwarding for Heterogeneous Technologies for Integrated Fronthaul/Backhaul”, by T. Deiss (Nokia)
-“Orchestration of Crosshaul Slices from Federated Administrative Domains”, by LM. Contreras (Telefonica)
-“5G-Crosshaul: Towards a Unified Data-Plane for 5G Transport Networks, by L. Cominardi (InterDigital)
-“Innovations Through 5G-Crosshaul Applications”, by X. Li (NEC)
The 5G-Crosshaul project aims at developing a 5G integrated backhaul and fronthaul transport network enabling a flexible and software-defined reconfiguration of all networking elements in a multi-tenant and service-oriented unified management environment. The 5G-Crosshaul transport network envisioned will consist of high-capacity switches and heterogeneous transmission links (e.g., fibre or wireless optics, high-capacity copper, mmWave) interconnecting Remote Radio Heads, 5GPoAs (e.g., macro and small cells), cloud-processing units (mini data centres), and points-of-presence of the core networks of one or multiple service providers. This transport network will flexibly interconnect distributed 5G radio access and core network functions, hosted on in-network cloud nodes, through the implementation of: (i) a control infrastructure using a unified, abstract network model for control plane integration (Crosshaul Control Infrastructure, XCI); (ii) a unified data plane encompassing innovative high-capacity transmission technologies and novel deterministic-latency switch architectures (Crosshaul Packet Forwarding Element, XFE).