Towards high capacity and low latency backhauling in 5G: the 5G STEP-FWD vision

John S. Vardakas, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy, Lena Wosinska, George Agapiou, Romain Brenot, Nikos Pleros, Christos Verikoukis

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Abstract

This paper presents the vision of the 5G STEP-FWD project, funded by the European Commission, with the objective to propose a novel optical-wireless networking solution for the provision of high speed connectivity to end users. The features of the new architecture, based on the utilization of Ultra-Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Networks as the backhaul network, providing access to hyper dense mmWave networks, are presented in detail. Moreover, the research challenges to meet the 5G requirements in terms of low latency, spectral and energy efficiency are highlighted, followed by the description of way the project 5G STEP-FWD is going to address them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTON 2017 - 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-0859-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-0860-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017
Event19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2017) - Girona Conference Centre, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration: 2 Jul 20176 Jul 2017
Conference number: 19
https://icton2017.udg.edu/

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2017)
Abbreviated titleICTON 2017
CountrySpain
CityGirona, Catalonia
Period2/07/176/07/17
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Keywords

  • mmWave
  • passive optical networks
  • software defined networks
  • ultra-dense WDM

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Vardakas, J. S., Monroy, I. T., Wosinska, L., Agapiou, G., Brenot, R., Pleros, N., & Verikoukis, C. (2017). Towards high capacity and low latency backhauling in 5G: the 5G STEP-FWD vision. In ICTON 2017 - 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks [8025130] Brussels: IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2017.8025130