Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Time-sensitive networking for 5G fronthaul networks

Bhattacharjee, Sushmit; Schmidt, Robert; Katsalis, Kostas; Chang, Chia-Yu; Bauschert, Thomas; Nikaein, Navid

ICC 2020, IEE International Conference on Communications, 7-11 June 2020, Dublin, Ireland (Virtual conference)

In 5G radio access networks, meeting the performance requirements of the fronthaul network is quite challenging. Recent standardization and research activities are focusing on exploiting the IEEE Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology for fronthaul networks. In this work we evaluate the performance of Ethernet TSN networks based on IEEE 802.1Qbv and IEEE 802.1Qbu for carrying real fronthaul traffic and benchmark it against Ethernet with Strict priority and Round Robin scheduling. We demonstrate that both 802.1Qbv and 802.1Qbu can be well used to protect high-priority traffic flows even in overload conditions.

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Title:Time-sensitive networking for 5G fronthaul networks
Keywords:5G, fronthaul networks, IEEE TSN, mobile network
Department:Communication systems
Eurecom ref:6241
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+6241, year = {2020}, title = {{T}ime-sensitive networking for 5{G} fronthaul networks}, author = {{B}hattacharjee, {S}ushmit and {S}chmidt, {R}obert and {K}atsalis, {K}ostas and {C}hang, {C}hia-{Y}u and {B}auschert, {T}homas and {N}ikaein, {N}avid}, booktitle = {{ICC} 2020, {IEE} {I}nternational {C}onference on {C}ommunications, 7-11 {J}une 2020, {D}ublin, {I}reland ({V}irtual conference)}, address = {{D}ublin, {IRELAND}}, month = {06}, url = {} }
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