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
IEEE CSCN 2016 will be co-located with the IEEE 5G Summit in Berlin and the organisers have issued a call for papers. For more information please visit the website and consult the attached information (CSCN16-CFP). Important dates: Submission Deadline: 1 June 2016 Acceptance Notification: 31 August 2016 Camera Ready: 15 September 2016
Contributions are invited to a Special Issue on “Optical Networking for 5G Mobile and Wireless Communications” for the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Networking and Communications. More information is available here
ICC 2016 features 17 technical workshops, and prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers. For more information please visit the website.
The article ‘Better, faster and more intelligent telecommunications’ describes how iCIRRUS is involved in the development of 5G mobile communication systems using Ethernet in the fronthaul (predominantly WP3) and can be downloaded from the publishers website. Courtesy of International Innovation – a leading scientific dissemination service
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.
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
European Conference on Networks & Communications 2015 The EUCNC is the key annual event for showcasing EU funded research and innovation, as well as for presenting the latest developments in this area. This year’s theme will be “5G, Shaping the Vision”. The conference will take place in Paris, France from 29th June to 2nd July … Continue reading EUCNC 2015
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
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