Towards a Flexible Functional Split for Cloud-RAN Networks

Authors: A. Maeder, M. Lalam, A. De Domenico, E. Pateromichelakis, D. Wübben, J. Bartelt, R. Fritzsche, P. Rost

Very dense deployments of small cells are one of the key enablers to tackle the ever-growing demand on mobile bandwidth. In such deployments, centralization of RAN functions on cloud resources is envisioned to overcome severe inter-cell interference and to keep costs acceptable. However, RAN backhaul constraints need to be considered when designing the functional split between RAN front-ends and centralized equipment. In this paper we analyze constraints and outline applications of flexible RAN centralization.

Document type: Conference Paper
Publication: Bologna, Italy, 26. - 29. June 2014
Conference: European Conference on Networks and Communications
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