Simulation of CPRI traffic on Optical Ethernet

Odambatafwa, Maurice Ombworo (2018) Simulation of CPRI traffic on Optical Ethernet. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Telecommunications engineering / ingegneria delle telecomunicazioni [LM - DM270]
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Abstract

Evolution of mobile networks calls for novel ways of reducing delays while improving the network capacity. All application types require a system to utilize the expanding data. In the future, the projection is that quality of service (QoS) will be a key measurement of any network. Delay and jitter present a challenge to achieving the QoS needed. This is due to the loss of packets experienced during transmission and retransmission. Hence, the thesis proposes a Hybrid switching solution to increase the efficiency of transport networks for mobile data. This is done by designing a model that reduces the number of wavelengths needed to transport Common Public Radio interface (CPRI) over Ethernet while sharing the same optical resources for conventional backhaul traffic. CPRI over Ethernet is an ideal method to aid in better exploitation of the resources. The proposed strategy minimizes the loss of packets by making use of the available gaps during the transmission. Implementing such a model requires a Guaranteed Service Traffic (GST) class, which does not allow for packet loss and is treated as high priority traffic. Additionally, GST has a fixed low delay that makes it resilient to any form of network failures. Moreover, CPRI assists in saving costs by exploiting the unused wavelength capacity left by the GST traffic. Backhaul traffic can exploit this unused capacity to make the system compact. The thesis considers two classes of service levels with possible set of services that have QoS. These are CPRI over Ethernet (CPRIoE) and traditional packet-based Backhaul traffic. CPRIoE is considered as the GST traffic while Backhaul is the Best Effort (BE) traffic. Both traffics are transported over the same links, sharing wavelength resources. The results indicate the effectiveness of combining services in managing multiple flows, thus saving resources and optimizing the network.

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Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Odambatafwa, Maurice Ombworo
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Corso di studio
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Curriculum: Communication devices, signals and systems
Ordinamento Cds
DM270
Parole chiave
CPRI - Common Public Radio Interface,Ethernet,C-RAN,CPRI over Ethernet,Simulation Model,BE Success Probability,BE Throughput
Data di discussione della Tesi
14 Giugno 2018
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