Millimetre-wave technology for 5G access, fronthaul and backhaul

  • Monday, 12 June 2017 (room to be defined)

  • Organiser:

    • Nathan J Gomes (University of Kent, UK)
    • Mehrdad Shariat (Samsung R&D Institute, UK)
    • Valerio Frascolla (Intel, Germany)


Motivation and Background

The motivation for this workshop is to bring together experts in mmWave technology and those with expertise and experience of communication systems and networks, including those involved in the definition of the standards for 5G. It is known that the mmWave spectrum is of interest for 5G access and for point-to-point links providing fronthaul and backhaul. Technology demonstrators have shown ultra-high bit-rates are possible. However, more needs to be done in joint work that can harness these high potential bit-rates for users, integrating them into complete system design and in promoting cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions. This workshop aims to bring together such expertise. The workshop will also enable these experts in mmWave technology and systems to promote the advantages of the use of mmWaves to those involved in the wider 5G development eco-system, to others in EU 5G PPP projects and outside. In addition to contributions from the organising projects RAPID-5G (H2020 EU-Japan), mmMAGIC (H2020 5GPPP), and 5G-MIEdge (H2020 EU-Japan) contributions are also expected from MiWaveS (FP7), IPHOBAC-NG (FP7), 5G-Crosshaul (H2020 5GPPP) and iCIRRUS (H2020), among others.




The proposed format of the workshop is two 1 hr 40 min sessions, each consisting of 4 presentations, concluded by a panel discussion.

The first session will be devoted to the use of mmWave as an access technology for 5G and will include presentations on: (1) Heterogeneous 3G/4G and 60 GHz mmWave 5G Wireless Network led by Andreas Stöhr and presenting the key results from the RAPID project and its plans for public demonstration; (2) mmWave initial access schemes based on Hybrid transceiver architectures by Danilo De Donno-IMDEA Networks; (3) Performance and hardware impairment modelling for mm-wave transceiver components by Mythri Hunukumbure-Samsung, the latter two based on recent key findings in 5G PPP mmMAGIC project, and also (4) on how the synergy between Mobile Edge Computing and mmWave access can provide an effective solution to some of the 5G challenges, from the 5G-MiEdge project.

The second session will focus on fronthaul and backhaul links and their capabilities and will include presentations on: (1) Hybrid Fiber-Wireless 70GHz mm-Wave Wireless Extension for GPON led by Rattana Chuenchom representing the IPHOBAC-NG project; (2) Considerations for mm-wave fronthaul/backhaul led by Volker Jungnickel representing the iCIRRUS/5G-Crosshaul projects; (3) Millimeter Wave V-Band Link – Proof of concept setup and first results, led by Tobias Kadur (TUDresden, Germany); and finally, (4) 5G E-band Backhaul Demonstrator Performance Evaluation, led by Jyri Putkonen (Nokia, Finland), these latter presentations emanating from the results of the MiWaveS project.