Control-data separation across edge and cloud for uplink communications in C-RAN

Jinkyu Kang, Osvaldo Simeone, Joonhyuk Kang, Shlomo Shamai

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Abstract

Fronthaul limitations in terms of capacity and latency motivate the growing interest in the wireless industry for the study of alternative functional splits between cloud and edge nodes in Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN). This work contributes to this line of work by investigating the optimal functional split of control and data plane functionalities at the edge nodes and at the Remote Cloud Center (RCC) as a function of the fronthaul latency. The model under study consists of a two-user time-varying uplink channel in which the RCC has global but delayed channel state information (CSI) due to fronthaul latency, while edge nodes have local but timely CSI. Adopting the adaptive sum-rate as the performance criterion, functional splits whereby the control functionality of rate selection and the decoding of the data-plane frames are carried out at either the edge nodes or at the RCC are compared, demonstrating the potential advantages of implementing control functions at the edge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041831
DOIs
StatePublished - May 10 2017
Event2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2017Mar 22 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Other

Other2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period3/19/173/22/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

Keywords

  • Cloud-Radio Access Network (C-RAN)
  • Control data separation
  • Fog networking
  • Fronthaul

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