New x-haul solutions for the 5G transport challenge – A joint workshop of the iCIRRUS, 5G-Crosshaul and 5G-XHaul projects

  • Monday, 12 June 2017, 9:00-12:30, Room IT116

  • Organisers:

    • Jörg-Peter Elbers (ADVA, Germany)

    • Eckhard Grass (IHP, Germany)

    • Antonio de la Oliva (Univ.Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)


Motivation and Background

Future Radio Access Networks (RAN) call for transport networks with unprecedented flexibility and performance. Stringent requirements on bandwidth, latency, and timing as well as the mandatory support of heterogeneous technologies and different functional splits create the necessity for next-generation x-haul solutions. The workshop will discuss 5G transport challenges and new solutions developed within the Horizon2020 projects iCirrus, 5G-Crosshaul and 5G-XHaul. An active participation from the audience will be encouraged.



9:00 - Session 1: Architectures & Implementations (Moderator: Antonio de la Oliva, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • 1.1: Introduction by the workshop organizers
  • 1.2: Ethernet in the evolved fronthaul: synchronization and speed challenges - Nathan Gomes, Uni Kent
  • 1.3: Packet network virtualization in 5G-Crosshaul – Thomas Deiss, Nokia
  • 1.4: Low-cost passive WDM technology for high-capacity mobile fronthaul - Jim Zou, ADVA Optical Networking
  • 1.5: 5G-Crosshaul applications: Resource orchestration for the integrated fronthaul and backhaul – Xi Li, NEC

10:30 – Coffee Break

11:00 - Session 2: Testbeds & Trials (Moderator: Eckhard Grass, IHP)

  • 2.1: Ethernet in the evolved fronthaul: measurement and joint optimisation of RAN and transport - Howard Thomas, Viavi Solutions
  • 2.2: The 5G-Crosshaul testbed: Experimental validation of an integrated fronthaul and backhaul – Josep Mangues, CTTC
  • 2.3: iCirrus field trial: Transporting diverse radio technologies over an Ethernet x-haul network - Volker Jungnickel, HHI
  • 2.4: Demonstrating the 5G-XHaul architecture in Bristol is Open (BiO) - Daniel Camps Mur, i2CAT

12:00 - Panel discussion with all speakers (Moderator: Jörg-Peter Elbers, ADVA Optical Networking)

12:30 - Lunch