Co-chaired by Richard MacKenzie

BT

Co-chaired by Andrew Dunkin

Vodafone

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.

The Edge Computing Working Group will focus on lab and field implementations for services/applications at the network edge, leveraging open architecture, libraries, software stacks and MEC, into a platform.

The Working Group will provide composites of services and deliver application venues, reduction in backhaul, service aware and ease of use methodologies turning the RAN network edge, mobile, fixed, licensed and unlicensed into an open media and service hub. The WG will also work on delivering minimum service specifications for the use cases in order to make them architecture agnostic.

The WG will leverage architecture/standards but will focus on implementations which could be used to influence standards. The scope includes 5G & IOT service deployments, enhancing the user quality of experience, and providing new revenue generation models. Several different revenue generation models will be implemented giving each participant in the value chain the opportunity for a successful business strategy.