Optical Transport Network Design for 5G Fixed Wireless Access
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

The fifth generation (5G) of mobile technology, 5G is anticipated to be a significant leap in the evolution of mobile communication. 5G will be designed to attain 1000 times higher data volumes, 10 times lower latency, and 100 times more connected devices than its predecessor, 4G. Due to 5Gs ability to sustain high bandwidth per unit area, 5G is considered to be a cost-efficient solution to provide fixed wireless access (FWA) to households on a large scale. FWA is seen as an attractive alternative for fixed broadband access in scenarios where last mile access based on wired technologies is not economically viable. While approaches for enhancing user experience in a 5G FWA environment are investigated in the research community, the problem of providing cost-effective high capacity transport for FWA deployments still remains a major challenge. This is particularly challenging due to diverse transport network architectures and requirements imposed by different 5G deployment models. This paper addresses this problem by formulating a generalized joint-optimization framework to simultaneously plan wireless access and optical transport for 5G FWA networks in order to minimize the deployment cost while meeting various network requirements. We demonstrate the applicability of the proposed framework by applying it to a real scenario with a range of deployment options and where different types of optical x-haul solutions are considered. The results provide a cornerstone for deployment strategies that will be imperative for realizing a future-proof and cost-effective broadband access network.

optical networks

FWA

Fifth generation wireless network

network optimization

Författare

Chathurika Ranaweera

Deakin University

Paolo Monti

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikations- och antennsystem, Optiska nätverk

Bjorn Skubic

Ericsson AB

Elaine Wong

University of Melbourne

Marija Furdek Prekratic

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikations- och antennsystem, Optiska nätverk

Lena Wosinska

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikations- och antennsystem, Optiska nätverk

Carmen Mas Machuca

Technische Universität München

Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas

University of Melbourne

Christina Lim

University of Melbourne

Journal of Lightwave Technology

0733-8724 (ISSN)

Vol. 37 16 3893-3901

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Ämneskategorier

Telekommunikation

DOI

10.1109/JLT.2019.2921378

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2019-11-07