Rethinking of Optical Transport Network Design for 5G/6G Mobile Communication
Journal article, 2021

Driven by the increasing use of emerging smart mobile applications, mobile technology is continuously and rapidly advancing towards the next generation communication systems such as 5G and 6G. However, the transport network, which needs to provide low latency and reliable connectivity between hundreds of thousands of cell sites and the network core, has not advanced at the same pace. This article provides insight into how we can solve the fundamental challenges of implementing cost-optimal transport and 5G and beyond mobile networks simultaneously while satisfying the network and user requirements irrespective of the radio access network's architecture.

Author

Chathurika Ranaweera

Deakin University

Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas

University of Melbourne

Elaine Wong

University of Melbourne

Christina Lim

University of Melbourne

Paolo Monti

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Marija Furdek Prekratic

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Lena Wosinska

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Bjorn Skubic

Ericsson

Carmen Mas Machuca

Technical University of Munich

IEEE Future Networks Tech Focus

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Subject Categories

Computer Engineering

Telecommunications

Communication Systems

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

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6/17/2021