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Radio-over-fibre for ultra-small 5G cells

Bart Lannoo (UGent) , Abhishek Dixit (UGent) , Didier Colle (UGent) , Johan Bauwelinck (UGent) , Bart Dhoedt (UGent) , Bart Jooris (UGent) , Ingrid Moerman (UGent) , Mario Pickavet (UGent) , Hendrik Rogier (UGent) , Pieter Simoens (UGent) , et al.
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The need of a wireless network with a very low latency, a high bandwidth, and a high cellular density is paramount for serving futuristic applications. For this purpose, we design a very dense wireless network, consisting of radio cells of less than 10 m(2). To serve these small cells, a backbone network implemented over a radio-over-fibre (RoF) based architecture can be an ideal solution. In this paper we propose different RoF architectures that are varying in architectural complexity, flexibility, supported user densities (depending on the sharing ratio of the optical transceivers between cells) and the number of users per cell. We indicate their main challenges and propose some specific scenarios where they can be applied. Not only there are architectural challenges to design the RoF network to bring a high capacity to every small cell, but also a medium access control (MAC) protocol is needed to confirm the quality of service (QoS) bounds of a low latency, seamless handovers, and a high throughput. We differentiate between two approaches to design such a MAC protocol, either distributed or centralized mechanisms.
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radio-over-fibre, IBCN, optical backhauling, architecture, MAC protocol, INTERNET, ACCESS

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Lannoo, Bart, Abhishek Dixit, Didier Colle, Johan Bauwelinck, Bart Dhoedt, Bart Jooris, Ingrid Moerman, et al. 2015. “Radio-over-fibre for Ultra-small 5G Cells.” In International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks-ICTON, 1–4.
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Lannoo, B., Dixit, A., Colle, D., Bauwelinck, J., Dhoedt, B., Jooris, B., Moerman, I., et al. (2015). Radio-over-fibre for ultra-small 5G cells. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks-ICTON (pp. 1–4). Presented at the 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2015).
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Lannoo B, Dixit A, Colle D, Bauwelinck J, Dhoedt B, Jooris B, et al. Radio-over-fibre for ultra-small 5G cells. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks-ICTON. 2015. p. 1–4.
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Lannoo, Bart et al. “Radio-over-fibre for Ultra-small 5G Cells.” International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks-ICTON. 2015. 1–4. Print.
@inproceedings{7145303,
  abstract     = {The need of a wireless network with a very low latency, a high bandwidth, and a high cellular density is paramount for serving futuristic applications. For this purpose, we design a very dense wireless network, consisting of radio cells of less than 10 m(2). To serve these small cells, a backbone network implemented over a radio-over-fibre (RoF) based architecture can be an ideal solution. In this paper we propose different RoF architectures that are varying in architectural complexity, flexibility, supported user densities (depending on the sharing ratio of the optical transceivers between cells) and the number of users per cell. We indicate their main challenges and propose some specific scenarios where they can be applied. Not only there are architectural challenges to design the RoF network to bring a high capacity to every small cell, but also a medium access control (MAC) protocol is needed to confirm the quality of service (QoS) bounds of a low latency, seamless handovers, and a high throughput. We differentiate between two approaches to design such a MAC protocol, either distributed or centralized mechanisms.},
  articleno    = {We.C2.4},
  author       = {Lannoo, Bart and Dixit, Abhishek and Colle, Didier and Bauwelinck, Johan and Dhoedt, Bart and Jooris, Bart and Moerman, Ingrid and Pickavet, Mario and Rogier, Hendrik and Simoens, Pieter and Torfs, Guy and Vande Ginste, Dries and Demeester, Piet},
  booktitle    = {International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks-ICTON},
  isbn         = {978-1-4673-7880-2},
  issn         = {2162-7339},
  keywords     = {radio-over-fibre,IBCN,optical backhauling,architecture,MAC protocol,INTERNET,ACCESS},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Budapest, Hungary},
  pages        = {We.C2.4:1--We.C2.4:4},
  title        = {Radio-over-fibre for ultra-small 5G cells},
  year         = {2015},
}

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