Workshop on Next generation fronthaul/backhaul integrated transport networks

  • Monday, 27 June 2016, 09:00-12:30, Room Kleoniki A

  • Organiser:

    • Arturo Azcorra (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)


Motivation and Background

The Fifth Generation of communication networks will not only focus on providing more bandwidth to the final user through a novel air interface, but will also work on redesigning the overall network infrastructure, including access, transport and core network segments, to achieve a network with a lower total cost of ownership while improving the service offer to the end-users.

Two key characteristics define this new generation of networks. On the one hand, the concept of multi-tenancy, where the network resources are shareable among different owners or tenants, will be an integral part of the design of future networks with the aim to reduce the CAPEX and OPEX and increase the resource utilization efficiency. On the other hand, networks will need to cater for the specific needs of each of the tenants. The customization of network services and characteristics will allow different network views (e.g. by the different tenants) to coexist on top of a common shared infrastructure.

This workshop aims at bringing together top-notch researchers in the area of fronthaul and backhaul integration under the umbrella of the EU H2020 5G-PPP 5G-Crosshaul project to share their ideas and research results, and hence create an opportunity for synergy in particular with other 5GPPP and H2020 5G projects, taking advantage of the EuCNC’16 venue that acts as central hub for European research.





The workshop will be structured as follows:

  • Session 1 (30min): Keynote presentation (20min) with Q&A (10min) – (Welcome: Arturo Azcorra, Keynote: industrial partner)
  • Session 2 (1h30min): Technical presentations related to the project technical work – (Presenter: Several presenters)
  • Coffee Break
  • Session 3 (1h30 min): Technical presentations of the relevant FP7, H2020 and 5G PPP projects:
    • 5G-NORMA
    • 5G-Exchange
    • 5G-Xhaul
    • Flex5Gware
    • NETIDE
    • ACINO
    • COMBO
  • Session 4 (30 min): Wrap up and conclusions