Conference Proceedings

Design and Planning for Fiber-Based Small Cell Backhauling

Christina Lim, Chathurika Ranaweera, Elaine Wong, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, M Jaworski (ed.), M Marciniak (ed.)

International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks | IEEE | Published : 2018


With the next generation of wireless technology migrating towards smaller cell deployment to cope with the ever increasing traffic demand, the issues with regards to backhauling has to be carefully considered. To achieve a smooth upgrade and transition, small cells and backhaul infrastructure have to be planned simultaneously to ensure optimal cost and performance can be achieved. In this paper, we review the frameworks that we developed to simultaneously plan the small cell locations in conjunction with the optical fiber backhaul networks to achieve cost optimal solution while meeting the network coverage and capacity requirements.