A Techno-Economic Outlook to Optical-Interface Requirements for Midhauling of 5G Small Cells

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Musumeci, Francesco; Tornatore, Massimo; Pattavina, Achille (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy)

We estimate the amount of optical interfaces to support fronthaul of Small Cells under aggressive 5G traffic forecasts, considering different functional splits (midhaul) and cell configurations. Cost of interfaces can be minimized by properly selecting functional split and radio configuration.