Looking at various research and standardization forums leading the development of 5G, such as 5G-PPP, NGMN, 3GPP, IEEE, ITU, IETF, ETSI, etc., all seem to align on the vision that the fronthaul and the backhaul segments of the transport network will converge or fuse in 5G into what is now popularly referred to as Xhaul or Crosshaul.
So what requirements are driving such a fusion in 5G? Which enabling technologies could make it happen? Where are the remaining gaps and what is the industry doing to make it happen? And when are we going to see this change? To answer these questions 5TONIC Vice-President Arturo Azcorra is to participate in a panel entitled ‘Crosshaul (Xhaul) – The fusion of Fronthaul and Backhaul in 5G!’ at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2017. Featuring leading experts in the industry, the panel aims at discussing the Crosshaul topic from the various angles of requirements, architecture, enabling technologies, standardization and market deployment.
Panel: Crosshaul (Xhaul) – The fusion of Fronthaul and Backhaul in 5G!
Location: Mobile World Congress 2017 | Hall 7 Stand 7C61
Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017 - 11:00 to 12:00
Panel moderator: Alan Carlton, Vice-President of International Labs (InterDigital, UK)
Panelists: Diego Lopez, Senior Technology Expert at Telefonica (Spain), Theodore Sizer, Head of Mobile Radio Research for Nokia Bell Labs (USA), Li Fung Chang, the Chief Architect at 5G Office (Taiwan), and Arturo Azcorra, Vice-President of 5TONIC (Spain), Project Coordinator of the 5G-PPP 5G-Crosshaul project as well as Director of the Madrid research institute IMDEA Networks.