To scale up to the traffic volume and quality expected in 5G, it is necessary to remove technological bottlenecks and operational rigidities to ensure painless migration from the existing radio scenario to the 5G one. This article presents a transport architecture able to serve as a backhaul and fronthaul to convey radio traffic on the same optical infrastructure.

Full abstract in IEEE Xplore DOI: 10.1364/JOCN.8.000B80

Authors:

Paola Iovanna, Fabio Cavaliere, Francesco Testa, Stefano Stracca, Giulio Botarri, Filippo Ponzini, Alberto Bianchi, Roberto Sabella

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Published December 2016, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (Volume: 8, Issue: 12)

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