On the Joint Optimisation of Radio Access and Backhaul Networks [Invited Paper]

Jaber, M., Imran, M. A. , Tafazolli, R. and Tukmanov, A. (2017) On the Joint Optimisation of Radio Access and Backhaul Networks [Invited Paper]. In: 2017 International Conference on Innovations in Electrical Engineering and Computational Technologies (ICIEECT), Karachi, Pakistan, 5-7 April 2017, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781509033102 (doi: 10.1109/ICIEECT.2017.7916587)

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The distinction between the radio access network and the backhaul network is disappearing with emerging advanced features. The backhaul is invading the radio assess spectrum to enable wireless in-band connections and the radio network is overlapping with the transport network through cloud processing and distributed functions. As such, it is of pivotal importance to approach the optimisation of the radio and transport networks jointly to avoid suboptimum operation and problem shifting. In this work, we present a critical analysis of the motivations, state-of-the-art advances, and potential benefits and challenges of joint RAN/backhaul optimisation.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Jaber, M., Imran, M. A., Tafazolli, R., and Tukmanov, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Published Online:04 May 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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