C-RAN baseband pooling: Cost model and multiplexing gain analysis

Abstract

Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) is a promising mobile network architecture to face the increasing mobile traffic demand. In this paper, we propose a detailed model to evaluate the statistical multiplexing gain achieved through C-RAN baseband pooling, and based on this model we can perform a cost analysis taking into consideration different geographical type areas (geotypes). We show the influence of pool dimension (number of aggregated sites per pool), user distribution, users and sites densities on the multiplexing gain and on the network cost.

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@article{Shehata2017CRANBP, title={C-RAN baseband pooling: Cost model and multiplexing gain analysis}, author={Mohamed K. Shehata and A. Elbanna and Francesco Musumeci and Massimo Tornatore}, journal={2017 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)}, year={2017}, pages={1-4} }