Case Study on Using the User-Centric-Backhaul Scheme to Unlock the Realistic Backhaul

Jaber, M., Imran, M. A. , Tukmanov, A., Sutton, A. and Tafazolli, R. (2018) Case Study on Using the User-Centric-Backhaul Scheme to Unlock the Realistic Backhaul. In: IEEE VTC 2017 BackNets Workshop, Toronto, Canada, 24-27 Sept 2017, ISBN 9781509059355 (doi: 10.1109/VTCFall.2017.8288353)

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The fifth generation of mobile networks (5G) is maturing fast and the target year 2020 is around the corner. However, the realistic backhaul network may not be ready for 5G arrival as it is likely to converge to 5G requirements at a slower pace than the radio counterpart. In this work, we develop a method that identifies pertinent backhaul upgrade stages that are ranked based on their associated cost. First, the User-centric- backhaul (UCB) scheme is employed to reveal the bottlenecks of the incumbent backhaul network, as perceived by users and holistic network. A multi- hop hybrid backhaul modelling framework is then employed to quantify possible rectifications that would deliver the highest improvement at the lowest cost. These are implemented and the results are verified following another usage of UCB. A case study is presented that demonstrates the strength of this method in enabling an effective and cost efficient evolution road map towards the 5G backhaul.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Jaber, M., Imran, M. A., Tukmanov, A., Sutton, A., and Tafazolli, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IEEE
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