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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
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.