Analog radio-over-fiber 5G fronthaul systems: blueSPACE and 5G-PHOS projects convergence

Thiago R. Raddo, Simon Rommel, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Chris Vagionas, George Kalfas, Nikos Pleros

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The fifth generation (5G) mobile systems can be considered the way to ubiquitous Internet, pervasive computing paradigm, and a revolution in industries like automotive, media and entertainment, and eHealth. New 5G fronthaul systems based on centralized radio access networks will eventually use technology enablers such as reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers, space-division multiplexing, ribbon fibers, software-defined networking, multiple-input multiple-output signaling, analog radio-over-fiber signals, and beamforming. In this context, this paper addresses the principal technology enablers of the 5G PPP phase 2 projects blueSPACE and 5G-PHOS and their potential interoperability. The convergence of 5G key-performance indicators (KPIs) along with methodologies and usage scenarios is also addressed. Furthermore, the 2020 European championship is perceived here as a unique opportunity to leverage a 5G pan-European trial platform. The technologies developed in both projects are seen as potential candidates for next generation mobile networks, where ultra-low latency, energy efficiency, and millions of connected devices are major network KPIs requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2019
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0546-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0547-5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 18 Jun 201921 Jun 2019


Conference2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC)


  • 5G
  • A-RoF
  • KPI
  • fronthaul
  • mmWave


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