Standard for Packet-based Fronthaul Transport Networks


IEEE P1914.1 Scope -This standard specifies:

1) Architecture for the transport of mobile fronthaul traffic (e.g., Ethernet-based), including user data traffic, and management and control ‚  plane traffic.

2) Requirements and definitions for the fronthaul networks, including data rates, timing and synchronization, and quality of service. ‚  The standard also analyzes functional partitioning schemes between Remote Radio Units (RRUs) and Base-Band Units (BBUs) that improve ‚  fronthaul link efficiency and interoperability on the transport level, and that facilitate the realization of cooperative radio functions, such as ‚  massive Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (massive MIMO) operational modes, Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) transmission and reception.

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IEEE 1914.1TMApproved PAR

IEEE 1914.1TMLink to the standard

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Standard Drafts ‚  (password needed).

Fronthaul dimensioning tool

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