The case for re-configurable backhaul in cloud-RAN based small cell networks

@article{Liu2013TheCF,
  title={The case for re-configurable backhaul in cloud-RAN based small cell networks},
  author={Cheng Liu and Karthikeyan Sundaresan and Meilong Jiang and Sampath Rangarajan and Gee-Kung Chang},
  journal={2013 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM},
  year={2013},
  pages={1124-1132}
}
Small cells have become an integral component in meeting the increased demand for cellular network capacity. Cloud radio access networks (C-RAN) have been proposed as an effective means to harness the capacity benefits of small cells at reduced capital and operational expenses. With the baseband units (BBUs) separated from the radio access units (RAUs) and moved to the cloud for centralized processing, the backhaul between BBUs and RAUs forms a key component of any C-RAN. In this work, we argue… CONTINUE READING
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