Towards a unified fronthaul-backhaul data plane for 5G The 5G-Crosshaul project approach

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The paper presents a study of key aspects in the design of a flexible unified data plane capable of integrating both fronthaul and backhaul transport in future 5G systems. In this study, we first review candidate access and multiplexing technologies from the state of the art and assess their capability to support legacy and new fronthaul and backhaul traffic. We then propose a new design framework for the targeted flexible unified data plane, featuring a primary packet-switching path supported by an auxiliary circuit-switching for extreme low latency scenarios. This comprises a summary of the first results achieved in the 5G-Crosshaul EU project since its kick-off in July 2015.


  • Fabio Cavaliere
  • Paola Iovanna
  • Josep Mangues-Bafalluy
  • Jorge Baranda
  • José Núñez-Martínez
  • Kun Yi Lin
  • Hsien Wen Chang
  • Philippe Chanclou
  • Peter Farkas
  • Jessé Gomes
  • Luca Cominardi
  • Alain Mourad
  • Antonio De La Oliva
  • José Alberto Hernández
  • David Larrabeiti
  • Andrea Di Giglio
  • Antonia Paolicelli
  • Per Ödling
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Ericsson AB
  • Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • Orange S.A.
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications
  • InterDigital Europe
  • Carlos III University of Madrid
  • Telecom Italia

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Sidor (från-till)56-62
Antal sidor7
TidskriftComputer Standards and Interfaces
StatusPublished - 2017 mar 1
Peer review utfördJa