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iCIRRUS Representation at OFC 2016

iCIRRUS contributed three presentations to OFC 2016: N. J. Gomes (invited speaker), V. Jungnickel, P. Chanclou, J.P. Elbers, P. Turnbull, “A Flexible, Ethernet Fronthaul for 5th Generation Mobile and Beyond”, OFC 2016, doi:10.1364/OFC.2016.W3C.1 Z. Tayq, P. Chanclou, T. Diallo , K. Grzybowski, F. Saliou , S. Gosselin , O. Foucault, C. Aupetit-Berthelemot, L. Bellot , … Continue reading iCIRRUS Representation at OFC 2016

Participation in COMBO Workshop

Philippos Assimakopoulos presented a talk entitled A 5G fronthaul for converged networks during the COMBO workshop at the CTTE 2015 conference in Munich.  He presented an overview of the iCIRRUS project, the main concepts and main issues/challenges of the architecture with some additional focus on backhaul/fronthaul convergence and fixed and mobile access convergence.

iCIRRUS “Ethernet in the fronthaul” paper in Optical Fiber Technology

A paper overviewing the advantages and challenges of using Ethernet in the fronthaul, and presenting the iCIRRUS vision of the future fronthaul is being published.  It is currently “in press”, see: N.J. Gomes et al., Fronthaul evolution: From CPRI to Ethernet, Opt. Fiber Technol. (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.yofte.2015.07.009 The co-authors are Philippe Chanclou (Orange), Peter Turnbull and … Continue reading iCIRRUS “Ethernet in the fronthaul” paper in Optical Fiber Technology

Net Futures 2015 Conference and Network Technology Concertation meetings

The Net Futures 2015 conference will take place in Brussels on 25th and 26th of March 2015. The conference will start with the cluster meetings on the 25th of March, which will include not only the four clusters of the Network Technologies unit, but also others which will take place in parallel, in relation to … Continue reading Net Futures 2015 Conference and Network Technology Concertation meetings

Networking Report highlighted by Radovan, TS

FPGAs Target Remote Radio Heads By Loring Wirbel   Remote radio heads (RRHs)—small mixed-signal platforms attached to walls and telephone poles—play an important role in macro cellular networks by combining RF/IF analog functions and digital front ends. As the RRH becomes a main element in small-cell networks based on a cloud-RAN (C-RAN) topology, FPGAs may … Continue reading Networking Report highlighted by Radovan, TS