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5G DRIVEn Resource Efficient Mobile Aggregation Networks

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€133 904
EU Contribution
€133 904
Project Acronym
5G-DRIVE
STRIA Roadmaps
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Digitalisation,
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-MSCA-IF-2017
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The fifth generation (5G) cellular networks set ambitious goals that require technological advances in both wireless and transport network infrastructures, especially regarding cost and carbon footprint. In this context, a promising architecture for 5G aggregation networks is the recently proposed Claud-Radio Access Network (C-RAN).

However, it will face the serious challenges related to:

  1. efficient use of network resources,
  2. low-latency requirements, and
  3. scalability.

It seems that optical aggregation networks based on wavelength division multiplexing are the outstanding candidates to meet high-capacity and low-latency requirements. However, to reduce cost and power consumption, there has been a recent push towards the consolidation of the network by merging the access and metro transport where flexible-grid transmission is also considered. This becomes questionable in the context of the traditional C-RAN.

Therefore, alternatives are being analysed including different function splits between cell-site and baseband equipment, and millimetre-wave carriers instead of optical carriers for interconnecting cell-site equipment and access central office.

Hence, 5G-DRIVE project aims to explore the impact of transport cost and wireless channel (de-) aggregation technique on resource efficiency (cost, spectrum, power consumption) and service availability in aggregation network that uses optical or millimetre-wave carriers for interconnecting cell-site and baseband equipment.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.1.3.2.
Other Programme
MSCA-IF-2017 Individual Fellowships

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Riga Technical University
Address
Kalku str. 1, RIGA, 1658, Latvia
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€133 904
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

Technology Theme
Unclassified
Technology
Non-technology
Development phase
Research/Invention

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