Road to 5G and Photonics for 5G Mobile Networks
Yan Shi, Former Genexis, The Netherlands
Kota Asaka, NTT, Japan
Gemma Vall-Llosera, Ericsson, Sweden
Patryk Urban, Ericsson, Sweden
Date and time:
Sunday Sept 17h Gothenburg, 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.30 with half an hour break in the morning and afternoon sessions. Networking lunch provided by courtesy of the IEEE photonics society for all registered participants.
ECOC – Entrance number 2
Mässans gata 24, Gothenburg
The 5G network evolution drives distinct technologies and applications forward, not only the mobile broadband services, but also vertical industries across boundaries. Massive capacity, massive connectivity and diverse deployment scenarios bring the big challenges to 5G. This workshop is set to give specific insight on the key requirements and applications of 5G in the telecom and datacom networks. Specifically, we will consider: a) Global 5G vision and road map, 5G key applications and technology evolutions; b) the technology integration from the radio access and optical access networks, to the last meter connection where we will discuss recent 5G field trial achievements; c) the transformation of the radio access networks (RAN) and, consequently, the underlying transport network; d) future technologies that can enable the post 5G era.
1st session (9:00-10:45): The global 5G vision
Moderator: Gemma Vall-Llosera, Ericsson, Sweden
The 5G network evolution drives distinct technologies and applications forward, not only the mobile broadband services, but also vertical industries across boundaries. Massive capacity, massive connectivity and diverse deployment scenarios bring the big challenges to 5G. The 5G infrastructure providers are required to identify and address the requirements by providing the short term and long term solutions. The first session will focus on the “Global 5G vision” and give an overview on the key requirements and applications of 5G, the necessary breakthroughs, and the possible road map for 5G technology evolution.
• Sándor Albrecht, “5G as a technology and business innovation platform for industries”, Ericsson, Sweden
• Martin Kristensson, “Nokia 5G end-to-end network vision for massive connectivity”, Bell Labs Nokia, Sweden
• Albert Rafel, “Service applications over 5G; requirements and their impact on the Metro-Haul Network; an operator’s perspective”, British Telecom, United Kingdom
Coffee break 10:45-11:15
2nd session (11:15-13:00): 5G field trial and optical access
Moderator: Kota Asaka, NTT Japan
There are leading-edge breakthroughs of technologies which have been demonstrated by 5G prototypes and field trial recently. From the technical perspectives, much work has been progressed on the 5G vision, although we are not there yet to candidate the technologies which can fully flesh out for the standard and clarify consensus. One of the main points is the technology integration from the radio access and optical access networks to the last meter connection. In this session we present the recent 5G field trial achievements, and address a holistic approach on the 5G theme from optical access point of view.
• Binbin Zhang, “High speed and short reach optical interconnects application in the scenarios of 5G”, Gothenburg Research Center , Huawei
• Satoshi Suyama, “NTT DOCOMO’s Activities on 5G Trials”, NTT DOCOMO, Japan
• Tatsuya Shimada, “Optical access technologies for 5G mobile system”, NTT, Japan
• Tae Joong Kim, “Disconnecting Optical Fiber Cables in 5G and Its Beyond – Moving Network”, ETRI, Korea
• Piet Demeester, “Flexible wireless test facilities in Europe”, Ghent University, Belgium
Lunch break (13:00-14:00) – lunch sponsored by IEEE Photonics Chapter Sweden
IEEE Photonics Chapter Sweden is pleased to invite all the participants registered to this workshop for a networking lunch. Soft drinks, coffee and tea are included. Lunch vouchers will be distributed to the workshop participants on site.
3rd session (14:00-15:30) 5G transport systems.
Moderator: Patryk Urban, Ericsson, Sweden
With the advent of 5G new capacity trends are imposed on both the telecommunication and data communication networks. Many of the services that the 5G network delivers to user premises have stringent requirements: non-limiting access to data (5nine availability), Nx10Gbit/s (N = 1 – 500) data rates, latencies of < 1ms for tactile Internet and a factor of 10 increase in battery life time for small devices. These requirements impose a transformation of the radio access networks (RAN) and, consequently, imposes a rethinking of the underlying transport network. Optical technologies with their conventional benefits of high bandwidth, protocol transparency, scalability, low latency, high resiliency and network re-configurability, are today perceived as a promising key piece of the radio access network puzzle, in both front haul and back haul transport areas. But previous and current generation of optical networking technologies (e.g. SDH/SONET, WDM, OTN, as well as analog Radio over Fiber (a-RoF). etc.) need to be reconsidered to match the needs of the emerging RAN transport segments. Re- configurability features, provided by WDM technologies, can further increase fronthaul transport efficiency.
•Fabio Cavaliere, “5G RAN architecture and use cases”, Ericsson, Sweden Fabio Cavaliere, “5G RAN architecture and use cases”, Ericsson, Sweden
• Michael Eiselt, “EU Project 5G XHAUL: Optical technologies supporting 5G”, ADVA, Germany
• Charles Turyagyenda, ”EU project 5G CrossHaul: 5G transport systems”, InterDigital Europe Ltd, UK
• Roberto Llorente, Maria Morant, Andres Macho “Multiservice SDM-based 5G C-RAN: Architecture and performance analysis”, UPV, Spain
Coffee break 15:30-16:00
4th session (16:00-17:30) Future enabling technologies for 5G
Moderator: Patryk Urban, Ericsson, Sweden
Optical technologies are also redefining the design of the radio heads, with photonic enabled beamforming for example. They are a main player in quantum communication and computing, they started to show exceptional performance when embedded with graphene and they are emerging as key enablers for visible light communication, free space optics (FSO), space division multiplexing application amongst others.
• Frank Koppens, “Graphene photonics for 5G”, ICFO, Barcelona, Catalonia
• Antonella Bogoni, “Optical beamforming”, SSSA, Italy
• Ton Koonen, “Dynamic picocell configuration and radio beam steering”, TU/e, The Netherlands
• Lech Wosinski,” Silicon nanophotonics and plasmonics for 5G applications”, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden