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Workshop Presentations

Arturo Azcorra 5G-Crosshaul Coordinator presented the Project in the EU-Korea 5G summit

Professor Arturo Azcorra, 5G-Crosshaul Coordinator, Chairman of the Expert Advisory Group of the NetWorld2020 European Technology Platform (ETP) and Vice chairman of the 5TONIC Lab, has been invited by the European Commission (EC) to join a European 5G scientific mission to Korea. Experts from both continents meet from 10th to 14th October to discuss the present and approaching future of 5G, the ultrafast mobile broadband technology that promises to become the most remarkable communications phenomenon of the decade.

For more information click here.

Fronthaul and backhaul: Look out, a fusion is coming!

5G is coming, and backhaul and fronthaul—operating individually in silos—aren’t going to cut it

Backhaul and fronthaul have come a long way through the generations. When I started out, fronthaul was literally the length of industrial coax cable that you could easily observe running from the bottom of a cell phone tower to the top. Backhaul was always where the excitement was—in all the signal processing smarts surrounding transcoding. This technology existed to condense almighty 64k bit/sec. pipes down to a 16k bit/sec. ones and vice versa.

Today, the story has moved on and converged quite a bit, but the uncoordinated shaping of these spaces in those early days has resulted in two worlds or two heterogeneous technology silos, one each for fronthaul and backhaul. This is not going to fly in 5G, and a fusion is coming that will bring these two worlds together.

For 5G-Crosshaul partner InterDigital´s article by Alan Carlton click here.

5G-Crosshaul partner Telefónica named winner of the LTE & 5G World Awards 2016

Telefónica has been named winner of the LTE & 5G World Awards 2016 (https://5gworldevent.com/) in the category of “Best NFV/SDN Solution” for the work done around SDN applied to transport technologies with end to end scope (from access to core, including wireless and wired technologies).

Part of the awarded work has been carried out in the context of the activities of the 5G-Crosshaul Project.

Telefonica premio

5G-Crosshaul Workshop at #EuCNC2016

June 27 @ 9:00 – 12:00 Workshop

5G-Crosshaul Workshop on “Next Generation fronthaul/backhaul integrated transport networks” took place at EuCNC2016.


09:00 – 09:05 – Welcome (Arturo Azcorra, UC3M)
09:05 – 10:20 – Session 1

09:05-09:20 “5G-Crosshaul Concept and Architecture” – Xavier Costa (NEC)
09:15-09:35 “5G-Crosshaul: a 5G integrated backhaul and fronthaul flexible transport network” – Fabio Cavaliere (Ericsson)
09:30-09:50 “5G-Crosshaul Control and Data planes” – Thomas Deiss (Nokia)
09:45-10:05 “5G-XHaul: Flexible functional splits and network virtualization for future transport networks” – Daniel Camps (I2CAT)
10:00-10:20 Introduction to the COMBO project – Dirk Breuer (DT)

10:30 – 12:00 Session 2

10:30-10:45 “Orchestration of Crosshaul Slices From Federated Administrative Domains: the 5GEx and 5G-Crosshaul approach” – Carlos J Bernandos (UC3M)
10:45-11:00 “5G NORMA: An adaptive mobile network architecture” – Peter Rost (Nokia)
11:00-11:15 “SDN orchestration and virtualization of heterogeneous multi-domain and multilayer transport networks in the STRAUSS project” – Raul Munoz (CTTC)
11:15-11:30 “NetIDE: An Integrated Network Programming Framework” – Tinku Rasheed (CREATE-NET)
11:30-11:45 “Flexible Ethernet Fronthaul” – Volker Jungnickel (HHI)
11:45-12:00 “Bringing Application-awareness into Future Transport Networks: the ACINO approach” – Domenico Siracusa (CREATE-NET)