Optimizing Cloud-RAN Deployments in Real-life Scenarios Using Microwave Radio

Rami Al-obaidi, Aleksandra Checko, Henrik Holm, Henrik Lehrmann Christiansen

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Abstract

Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) is a new architecture designed to be the candidate for enabling future mobile networks. However, it will be deployed only if it is economically viable. In this paper we investigate the technological options of C-RAN deployments. By using analytical methods we derive engineering guidelines for minimizing the CAPital EXpenditure (CAPEX) of C-RAN deployment. We show for which population density and span of BBU Pool coverage usage of Microwave Radio (MWR) links is viable. For larger scale deployment we recommend to divide the area into multiple BBU Pools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 European Conference on Networks and Communications
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2015
Pages159-163
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-7359-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: 29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications 2015
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period29/06/201502/07/2015

Keywords

  • Cloud RAN
  • Mobile networks
  • Small cells
  • Deployment
  • Microwave

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Al-obaidi, R., Checko, A., Holm, H., & Christiansen, H. L. (2015). Optimizing Cloud-RAN Deployments in Real-life Scenarios Using Microwave Radio. In 2015 European Conference on Networks and Communications (pp. 159-163). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuCNC.2015.7194060