Toward an Efficient C-RAN Optical Fronthaul for the Future Networks: A Tutorial on Technologies, Requirements, Challenges, and Solutions

@article{Alimi2018TowardAE,
  title={Toward an Efficient C-RAN Optical Fronthaul for the Future Networks: A Tutorial on Technologies, Requirements, Challenges, and Solutions},
  author={Isiaka Ajewale Alimi and Ant{\'o}nio Luis Jesus Teixeira and Paulo P. Monteiro},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials},
  year={2018},
  volume={20},
  pages={708-769}
}
The exponential traffic growth, demand for high speed wireless data communications, as well as incessant deployment of innovative wireless technologies, services, and applications, have put considerable pressure on the mobile network operators (MNOs). Consequently, cellular access network performance in terms of capacity, quality of service, and network coverage needs further considerations. In order to address the challenges, MNOs, as well as equipment vendors, have given significant attention… CONTINUE READING

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