The effect of different queuing regimes on a Switched Ethernet fronthaul

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Al-Hares, Mohamad Kenan ; Assimakopoulos, Philippos ; Hill, Simon ; Gomes, Nathan J. (2016)
  • Publisher: IEEE
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1109/ICTON.2016.7550324
  • Subject: T | TK5103.59
    acm: ComputerSystemsOrganization_COMPUTER-COMMUNICATIONNETWORKS

This paper investigates the effects of different queuing regimes on the mean and standard deviation of the frame inter-arrival delay of a LTE traffic stream under the presence of background Ethernet traffic. The background traffic is used to represent traffic that would be generated by different functional subdivisions in the physical layer of traditional LTE base station. In this work, a Switched Ethernet architecture is used as the fronthaul section of a Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN). Contention in this fronthaul becomes an important issue since different traffic streams originating from different functional subdivisions with different quality of service specifications will be transmitted over the same physical links. Trunk ports then, will have to handle the queuing management and prioritization. Handling the traffic with different queuing regimes will reflect on the latency and latency variations of the LTE traffic.
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