Co-chaired by Richard MacKenzie BT

vRAN Fronthaul

The group will focus on virtualization of the RAN for non-ideal backhaul, in particular maximizing the performance through optimization of physical layer, compression, and other methods.

The project will help the ecosystem to provide low-cost RRUs for a diversity of deployment scenarios, which can be managed and dynamically reconfigured by a centralized infrastructure over non-ideal transport (i.e. not CPRI). Key scenarios for this include high density locations in indoor environments, rural or suburban/urban broadband connectivity, and multi-operator/neutral host deployments.

PATENT LICENSING: RAND as set forth in Section 5.2.1 of the Telecom Infra Project IPR Policy.