mCRAN: A radio access network architecture for 5G indoor ccommunications

Kishor Chandra, Zizheng Cao, Tom Bruintjes, R.V. Prasad, Georgios Karagiannis, E. Tangdiongga, H.P.A. van den Boom, Andre B.J. Kokkeler

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Abstract

Millimeter wave (mmWave) communication is being seen as a disruptive technology for 5G era. In particular, 60GHz frequency band has emerged as a promising candidate for multi-Gbps connectivity in indoor and hotspot areas. In terms of network architecture, cloud radio access network (CRAN) has emerged as the most promising architectural alternative to enable efficient baseband processing and dynamic resource allocation in 5G communications. In this article, we propose micro-CRAN (mCRAN) -a multi-gigabit indoor network architecture which leverages availability of high bandwidth in 60GHz frequency band. We have discussed in detail about the requirements and research challenges for various system modules for mCRAN based network architecture. We have also investigated the feasibility of IEEE 802.11ad MAC protocol for the proposed mCRAN architecture. We discuss the challenges related to 60GHz beamforming, medium access mechanisms and network architecture, and propose solutions to address them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications 2015
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE Communications Society
Pages306-311
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6305-1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2015
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jun 201515 Jun 2015

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Name
PublisherIEEE Communications Society

Workshop

WorkshopIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
Abbreviated titleICC
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period8/06/1515/06/15

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Network architecture
Frequency bands
Communication
Beamforming
Millimeter waves
Resource allocation
Availability
Bandwidth
Network protocols
Processing

Keywords

  • EWI-26157
  • METIS-312677
  • IR-96628

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Chandra, K., Cao, Z., Bruintjes, T., Prasad, R. V., Karagiannis, G., Tangdiongga, E., ... Kokkeler, A. B. J. (2015). mCRAN: A radio access network architecture for 5G indoor ccommunications. In IEEE International Conference on Communications 2015 (pp. 306-311). USA: IEEE Communications Society.
Chandra, Kishor ; Cao, Zizheng ; Bruintjes, Tom ; Prasad, R.V. ; Karagiannis, Georgios ; Tangdiongga, E. ; van den Boom, H.P.A. ; Kokkeler, Andre B.J. / mCRAN: A radio access network architecture for 5G indoor ccommunications. IEEE International Conference on Communications 2015. USA : IEEE Communications Society, 2015. pp. 306-311
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mCRAN: A radio access network architecture for 5G indoor ccommunications. / Chandra, Kishor; Cao, Zizheng; Bruintjes, Tom; Prasad, R.V.; Karagiannis, Georgios; Tangdiongga, E.; van den Boom, H.P.A.; Kokkeler, Andre B.J.

IEEE International Conference on Communications 2015. USA : IEEE Communications Society, 2015. p. 306-311.

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Chandra K, Cao Z, Bruintjes T, Prasad RV, Karagiannis G, Tangdiongga E et al. mCRAN: A radio access network architecture for 5G indoor ccommunications. In IEEE International Conference on Communications 2015. USA: IEEE Communications Society. 2015. p. 306-311