5G-Crosshaul general view and innovations

With the arrival of 5G, mobile network operators are facing a new set of challenges when designing their network topology. Centralized RAN (C-RAN) emerges as a requisite to develop efficiently the new 5G networks, and therefore operators are trying to achieve financial efficiency, engineering efficiency, and user satisfaction efficiency. To accomplish all of them, a new fronthaul and backhaul integration is required and thus the creation of the 5G Crosshaul initiative.

This first episode on 5GCrosshaul will offer a general overview of the 5GCrosshaul architecture, its motivations, building blocks as well as the new applications that operators will be able to develop on this new network architecture. Also, three trials performed formed in Berlin, Barcelona, Taiwan and Madrid and their results and conclusions will be exposed during this episode.

This introductory episode will offer the first view on 5GCrosshaul and builds the foundation for the next six episode

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Antonio De La Oliva
Antonio de la Oliva obtained the Degree on Telecommunication Engineering by the University Carlos III of Madrid in December 2004. In July 2008, Antonio de la Oliva presented his PhD. thesis, titled “Control Mechanisms for Mobile Terminals in Heterogeneous Access Technology Environments”. In addition, his PhD. thesis obtained, in June 2009, the Alcatel - Lucent award “ex-aequo”, to the best contribution to new IPTV services, granted by the Royal Telecommunication Engineering Institute of Spain. Antonio de la Oliva has served as Vice-chair of the IEEE 802.21b task group and Technical Editor of IEEE 802.21d, contributing significantly to the development of the IEEE 802 standards for Media Independent Handover Services. He has also served as Conference Organizer of the 2013 IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (IEEE OnlineGreenComm), as guest editor of an Special Issue for IEEE Communication Magazine and he is actually serving as Area Editor of Elsevier Computer Communications. Currently, Antonio de la Oliva works as Associate Professor at the Telematics Engineering department of the University Carlos III of Madrid, where he is performing lecturing and research activities. He has served as Deputy Coordinator of the successful H2020 5GPPP Project 5G-Crosshaul, and he is current coordinating the EC/TW 5G-Coral project, project of the first coordinated research call between Europe and Taiwan. His current lines of research include SDN, NFV, and novel architectural approaches for 5G including integration of the fronthaul and backahul network segments and Fog communications.

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