An overview of the CPRI specification and its application to C-RAN-based LTE scenarios

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dc.contributor.author Oliva Delgado, Antonio de la
dc.contributor.author Hernández Gutiérrez, José Alberto
dc.contributor.author Larrabeiti López, David
dc.contributor.author Azcorra Saloña, Arturo
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-05T12:10:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-05T12:10:40Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-11
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation IEEE Communications Magazine, 2016, 54 (2), pp. 152-159.
dc.identifier.issn 0163-6804
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/24631
dc.description.abstract The CPRI specification has been introduced to enable the communication between radio equipment and radio equipment controllers, and is of particular interest for mobile operators willing to deploy their networks following the novel cloud radio access network approach. In such a case, CPRI provides an interface for the interconnection of remote radio heads with a baseband unit by means of the so-called fronthaul network. This article presents the CPRI specification, its concept, design, and interfaces, provides a use case for fronthaul dimensioning in a realistic LTE scenario, and proposes some interesting open research challenges in the next-generation 5G mobile network.
dc.description.sponsorship The authors would like to acknowledge the support of projects CRAMnet (grant no. TEC2012-38362-C03-01) and EU H2020 5G-Crosshaul Project (grant no. 671598) to the development of this work.
dc.description.sponsorship European Commission
dc.format.extent 8
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
dc.rights © 2016 IEEE
dc.subject.other OFDM
dc.subject.other Synchronization
dc.subject.other Long Term Evolution
dc.subject.other Mobile communication
dc.subject.other Bandwidth
dc.subject.other Next-generation 5G mobile network
dc.subject.other CPRI specification
dc.subject.other C-RAN-based LTE scenarios
dc.subject.other Radio equipment
dc.subject.other Cloud radio access network
dc.subject.other Remote radio heads
dc.subject.other Baseband unit
dc.title An overview of the CPRI specification and its application to C-RAN-based LTE scenarios
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.2016.7402275
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TEC2012-38362-C03-01
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/671598/EU/5G-Crosshaul
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 152
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 159
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE Communications Magazine
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 54
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000019661
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