5G PHOS

Objective

5G-PHOS aims to architect and evaluate 5G broadband wireless networks for dense, ultra-dense and Hot-Spot area use cases drawing from recent results in the area of optical technologies towards producing and exploiting a powerful photonic integrated circuit technology toolkit. It aims to streamline advances in multi-format and multi-bitrate optical communications, in InP transceiver, in Triplex optical beamformers and in integrated optical add/drop multiplexers in order to migrate from CPRI-based towards integrated Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) packetized C-RAN fronthaul supporting massive mmWave MIMO communications.It will deliver: a) a set of SDN-programmable units, called FlexBox and FlexBox-Pro, that will be compatible with the emerging 25Gb/s PON access networks and can deliver FiWi traffic ranging between 25-400Gb/s, b) a set of three different 64x64 MIMO Remote Radio Head configurations exploiting analog optical beamforming and producing 25Gb/s,100Gb/s and 400Gb/s wireless data-rates, c) an integrated FiWi packetized fronthaul for supporting Medium-Transparent Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation mechanisms and cooperative radio-optical beamforming, d) a converged FiWi SDN control plane for optimally orchestrating both the optical and the wireless resources. These blocks will be integrated towards architecting 5G networks for 3 use cases, evaluating their performance in lab-scale and field-trial experiments:

a. 25Gb/s peak data rate PON-overlaid 5G FiWi network for dense areas, capable to offer densities up to 1.7 Tb/s/km2 , to be demonstrated also in field-trial experiments at the deployed network of Cyprus operator MTN.

b. 400Gb/s peak data-rate SDM-enabled 5G FiWi network targeted for ultra-dense environments and being capable of offering densities up to 28 Tb/s/km2 with <1msec latency.

c.100Gb/s peak data-rate WDM-enabled 5G FiWi network targeted for Hot-Spot areas and being evaluated in field-trial experiments at the stadium of P.A.O.K. F.C. in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS, Greece

Participants

ORANGE SAFrance
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD • MLNXIsrael

III-V LAB

France

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

COSMOTE KINITES TILEPIKOINONIES AE

Greece
IQUADRAT INFORMATICA SLSpain

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium
INCELLIGENT IDIOTIKI KEFALAIOUCHIKI ETAIREIAGreece

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

SIKLU COMMUNICATION LTD

Israel

MTN CYPRUS LIMITED

Cyprus

PANTHESSALONIKIOS ATHLITIKOS OMILOS KONSTANTINOUPOLITON • PAOK PODOSFAIRIKI ANONIMI ETAIRIA

Greece

ERICSSON TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

LIONIX INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

TU/e contribution

TU/e will mainly contribute with research on:

  • Systems and sub-systems requirements for 5G front-haul network using V-band
  • MIMO and optical beamforming for the 5G PHOS concept
  • Designing the testbed for the 25G Ethernet PON FlexBox evaluation
  • Scenario drafting, and upgrading roadmaps towards 100G operation
  • Test-bed preparation, experimental validation and demonstrations supporting different optical technologies (SFP, SFP+ and QSFP28)
  • currently involved in standardization and recommendation bodies such as G.metro WDM-PON and SDN/NFV group
  • Generic research into systems-on-chip for 5G and beyond