Demonstration of Dynamic Resource Sharing Benefits in an Optical CRAN
(English)Article in journal (Other academic) Epub ahead of print
The next generation of mobilecommunication (i.e., 5G) will bring new challengesfor the transport infrastructure, e.g. in terms offlexibility and capacity. The joint orchestration ofradio and transport resources can help to addresssome of these challenges. One example is thepossibility to reconfigure the use of the transportnetwork resources according to the spatial andtemporal variations of the wireless traffic patterns.Using the concept of dynamic resource sharing, alimited pool of transport resources can be sharedamong a large number of radio base stations (RBSs)thus reducing considerably the overall deploymentcost of the transport infrastructure.This paper proposes a provisioning strategy for acentralized radio access network (C-RAN) with anoptical transport whose wavelength resources can bedynamically shared among multiple RBSs. Theproposed strategy utilizes a hierarchical softwaredefined networking (SDN) control plane where aglobal orchestrator optimizes the usage of radio andtransport resources. The benefits of the proposedstrategy are assessed both by simulation and byexperiment via an optical data plane emulatordeveloped for this purpose. It is shown that thedynamic resource sharing can save up to 31.4% oftransport resources compared to a conventionaldimensioning approach, i.e., based onoverprovisioning of wavelength resources.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189847OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-189847DiVA: diva2:949118
QCR 201609232016-07-162016-07-162016-09-23Bibliographically approved