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Convergence of 5G RAN and Optical Access: A Coordinated Resource Allocation Framework

Yejun Liu, Chathurika Ranaweera, Christina Lim, Lei Guo, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Elaine Wong

Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, ACP | IEEE | Published : 2018


The traditional Radio Access Network (RAN) and optical fronthaul network architecture maintains the resource allocations of wireless-end and optical-end separated from each other with their own QoS requirements. With the increasing requirements of diverse applications in future RAN architectures, this traditional resource allocation approach undesirably leads to the resource under utilization and thus restricts the acceptance of demands into the network. To overcome these issues, we propose a new converged RAN/Fronthaul network architecture in which Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network (OFDM-PON) undertakes the role of optical fronthaul for 5G RAN. We consolidat..

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Awarded by Australia Research Council

Awarded by NSFC

Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for Central University

Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the China Scholarship Council, the Australia Research Council Discovery Project DP150101977, the NSFC (61471109, 61501104), and the Fundamental Research Funds for Central University (N161608001, N150401002).