SDN/NFV 5G fronthaul networks integrating analog/digital RoF, optical beamforming, power over fiber and optical SDM technologies

Raul Munoz, Josep M. Fabrega, Ricard Vilalta, Ramon Casellas, Laia Nadal, Ricardo Martinez, Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Marco Capitani, Giada Landi, Simon Rommel, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Gabriel Otero, Juan Dayron Lopez, Carmen Vazquez, David Larrabeiti, David Sanchez, Evangelos Grivas

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Abstract

This paper presents the novel SDN/NFV 5G fronthaul network scenarios deployed in the blueSPACE project. blueSPACE envisions the upgrade of the fronthaul network to include optical SDM transmission for further increasing the network capacity. One of the novelties is the introduction of ARoF transceivers to reduce the 5G fronthaul bandwidth requirements, in addition to the DRoF solutions that are used for the 4G fronthaul interface and the 3GPP’s NGFI. Moreover, ARoF transceivers enable to develop optical beamforming technologies for beam steering and multi-beam transmission. Finally, power of fiber solutions to remotely feed small cells are also considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2019
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages459-463
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0546-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0547-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 18 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC)
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period18/06/1921/06/19

Keywords

  • ARoF
  • DRoF
  • NFV
  • OBFN
  • PoF
  • SDM
  • SDN

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  • Projects

    blueSPACE

    Tafur Monroy, I., Rommel, S., Patterson, D., Cimoli, B., van Hout, J., Kurtic-Brajic, M., Witteveen, F., Sanders, R., Tafur Monroy, I., Kurtic-Brajic, M. & Barros Carvalho, J.

    1/06/1731/05/20

    Project: Research direct

    Cite this

    Munoz, R., Fabrega, J. M., Vilalta, R., Casellas, R., Nadal, L., Martinez, R., Svaluto Moreolo, M., Capitani, M., Landi, G., Rommel, S., Monroy, I. T., Otero, G., Lopez, J. D., Vazquez, C., Larrabeiti, D., Sanchez, D., & Grivas, E. (2019). SDN/NFV 5G fronthaul networks integrating analog/digital RoF, optical beamforming, power over fiber and optical SDM technologies. In 2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2019 (pp. 459-463). [8802045] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuCNC.2019.8802045