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 (room to be defined)

  • Organisers:

    • Jörg-Peter Elbers (ADVA, Germany)


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.



The workshop will comprise invited presentations from network operators, equipment vendors and academic institutions. It will be structured in four thematic sessions each comprising four speaking slots (15 minutes presentations + 5 minutes Q&A). An external speaker will introduce the topic area, then speakers from the three participating projects will present their newest research achievements. Each session will end with a moderated discussion (20 minutes duration) involving both speakers and audience to distil common viewpoints, compare alternative solutions and identify open challenges.


Proposed structure:

Session 1: Markets & Standards (Chair: Jörg-Peter Elbers, ADVA)

Session 2: Data Plane Solutions (Chair: Phillippe Chanclou, Orange)   

Session 3: Management & Control (Chair: Daniel Camps Mur, I2CAT)

Session 4: Testbeds & Trials (Chair: Alain Mourad, Interdigital)