Conference Proceedings

Fiber-Wireless Technology for Small Cell Backhauling

Christina Lim, Chathurika Ranaweera, Yizhuo Yang, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas

Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2015 17th International Conference on | IEEE | Published : 2015

Abstract

In this paper, we review some work we have carried out in the area of fiber-based small cell backhauling in particular focussing on the energy efficient transport schemes and network planning. Our study shows that for densely packed small cells in an urban scenario, analog transport of the wireless signals over the optical link is most energy efficient.