Real-life C-RAN deployment considerations

Line Maria Pyndt Hansen, Sarah Renée Ruepp, Henrik Lehrmann Christiansen

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    Cloud-Radio Access Network (C-RAN) is seen as a promising mobile network architecture for both current and future Radio Access Technologies (RATs). However, commercial C-RAN deployments are not yet commonly seen and thus experience from operational networks is limited. This means that standard procedures and best practices for roll out are yet to be established. This work provides a case study, where a small but densely populated part of the network owned by the Danish mobile network operator, TDC, is evaluated for C-RAN deployment. A roadmap is provided which uses traffic data as input and the output is a sequence of when the specific cells should have C-RAN deployed. Any operator to create their own roadmap towards C-RAN deployment can use the methods derived for the roadmap in this work.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Network of the Future (NOF)
    Number of pages3
    Publication date2017
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventInternational Conference on the Network of the Future - Strand campus of the King's College, London , United Kingdom
    Duration: 22 Nov 201724 Nov 2017
    Conference number: 8th


    ConferenceInternational Conference on the Network of the Future
    LocationStrand campus of the King's College
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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    • C-RAN
    • Deployment
    • Inter-cell cooperation
    • Network operator
    • Shared processing


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