Optical networking: An Important Enabler for 5G

Anna Tzanakaki, Markos Anastasopoulos, Dimitra Simeonidou

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This paper focuses on converged optical-wireless 5G infrastructures and proposes the novel architecture of “Dis-Aggregated RAN” adopting “disaggregation” of hardware and software components across wireless, optical and compute/storage domains. The proposed approach is evaluated through a purposely developed modelling framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 43rd European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2017)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 17-21 September 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538656242
ISBN (Print)9781538649930
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1550-381X

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