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Experimental Demonstration of 5G Fronthaul and Backhaul Convergence based on FPGA-based Active Optical Transport

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication44th European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC2018
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 23-27 September 2018, Rome, Italy.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538648629
DateAccepted/In press - 26 Jun 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 15 Nov 2018
DatePublished (current) - 1 Feb 2019


We demonstrate a dynamic frame-based optical network in support of a 5G transport supporting both Backhaul and Fronthaul functionalities exploiting FPGA-based real-time optical active technologies. This solution is successfully evaluated over a city field trial with <1dB power penalty.

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