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MWC16: EdgeHaul
Presentation / Mar 2016 / MWC16, 5G

InterDigital’s EdgeHaul™ system is the world’s first WiGig-­based mesh backhaul system built on 60GHz electrically steerable phased array antennas and SDN control, that delivers multi-­gigabit-­per-­second speeds with low latency. Learn more about the solution in this Mobile World Congress 2016 presentation.

? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. EdgeHaul? Millimeter ?Wave ?Gigabit ?Transport 1 ? EdgeHaul? ?-?? Millimeter ?Wave ?5G ?Wireless ?Transport A ?solution ?now for ?wireless ? gigabit ?connectivity ? Small ?Cell ?mmWaveMesh ?Backhaul ? Residential ?Broadband ?Access ? Carrier ?Wi-??Fi ?Cable ?extension ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. A platform ?for ?future ?5G ? wireless ? transport ? Low ?latency, ?multi-??gigabit ?dense ? networking ? Flexible ?configurations ?that ? support ? end-??to-??end ?network ? slicing ?and ?multi-??tenant ?support ? Software ?Defined ?Networking ?via ? Open ?Source ?frameworks 2 Today?s ?EdgeHaul? ?Market ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. Carrier ?Wi-??Fi ?Backhaul ? ? 100+ ?Mbps ?connections ? Top ?100 ?US ?market ?will ?require ? >15 ?million ?connections ?by ?2020 Enterprise ?and ??Curb ? Jumping? ? ? 1+ ?Gbps Connections ? >3 ?million ?new ?metro ?Ethernet ? installations ?between ?2015 ?and ?2018 Residential ?Broadband ? 500+ ?Mbps ?connections ? 15 ?million ?Households ? in ?US ? don?t ?have ?broadband Small ?Cell ?Mesh ?Backhaul ? 100+ ?Mbps ?connections ? Worldwide ?cumulative ? demand ?for ?small ?cells ?10 ? million ?by ?2020 3 5G ?Wireless ?Transport ?Use ?Case ?Examples ? Telepresence, ?telemedicine, ? personal ?avatars ? Augmented ?Reality ? Internet ?of ?Things ?(sensors, ? alarms, ?etc.) ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. Low ?Latency ?and ?High ?Capacity ?are ?Critical ?5G ?Requirements ? Ultra ?Mobile ? Broadband ?Capacity ? Integrated ?Fronthaul & ?Backhaul ? ? Cloud ?Networks 4 High ?Adoption ?Applications Enhanced ?Communication ?Network RU RU Wireless Wired/ Fiber RU RU SC SC BBUCore ? Network RAN ?Controller Transport ? Controller EdgeHaul? ?-?? Millimeter ?Wave ?5G Wireless ?Transport FIRST ?TO ?DEMONSTRATE ?WIGIG?-??BASED ?MILLIMETER ?WAVE ?MESH ?BACKHAUL ?-?? MWC ?2015 ? Low-??cost, ?high ?capacity, ?scalable ? platform ?for ?today?s ?small ?cell ? backhaul ?and ?5G ?mmWave access ? Leverage ?high ?volume ?WiGig baseband ? 60GHz ?Phased ?Array ?with ? electronic ?beam ?steering ?reduces ? installation ?cost ?and ?provides ? interference ?management ? High ?throughput ? over ?range ? suitable ?for ?urban ?small ?cell ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved.5 InterDigital?s Cloud-??Based Software ?Platform OpenFlow ?Mesh ?Controller WiGig ? Baseband Phased ?Array ?RF WiGig ? Baseband Phased ?Array ?RF . . . Software Hardware INTERDIGITAL ?MESH ?LAYER ?SOFTWARE Intelligent ?software ?to ?build ?a ?Carrier ?Grade ?Edge ?Network ? EdgeHaul is ?a ?central ?Cloud ? controlled ?multi-??hop ? mesh ?network ?of ?mmWave backhaul ?nodes ? Cluster ?of ?nodes ? connected ?by ?mesh ?to ?gateway ? Choose ?number ?of ?nodes ?per ?gateway ?based ?on ? service ?requirements ? System ?scales ?by ?adding ?clusters ? Key ?Components ? EdgeHaul nodes ? Network ? Discovery ?and ?Neighbor ? Selection ? OpenFlow Switch ?(Open ?vSwitch) ? mmW ?MAC/PHY/RF ?air ?interface ? Mesh ?Controller ?Software ? ? Built ? on ?SDN ?framework ?(OpenDayLight) ?for ?scaling ? Integrates ?with ?5G ?multi-??vendor ? HetNets ? O&M ?Software ? Run ?on ?cloud ?server ? Web-??based ?interface ?for ?remote ? O&M ? ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. Easily ?Customizable ?Software ?using ?Flexible ?Interfaces OpenDaylightAPIs ?(REST) ? Base ?Network ?Service ? Functions Service ?Abstraction ?Layer ?EdgeHaul ?Controller ?installed ?as ?an ?OSGI ? bundle OpenFlow 6 EdgeHaul ? Controller Gateway ? Node IP ?CLOUD Non-??Gateway ? Node InterDigital Mesh ? Central ?Controller ? Software, ?O&M EdgeHaul ?Cluster EdgeHaul ?Cluster Operator ?1 Operator ?2 7? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. 7 ? Directional ? Scanning ? Association ?Message ? Centralized ?Mesh ? Configuration ?& ? Routing ?Table ?Updates ? Active ?Data ?Paths L2/L3 OPERATOR CORE G 5 2 1 34 6 7 MESH CONTROLLER Mesh ?Network Self-??Configuration Simple ?self-??configuration ? reduces ? installation ?costs 7 8? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved.8 MWC2016 ?EdgeHaul? ? Live ?Over-??the-??air ?Mesh ? Demo with Telepresence ?Application ? WiGig ?based ?Millimeter ?Wave ? Backhaul ?pre-??production ?model ? InterDigital ?Mesh ?Software ?built ? on ?SDN ?framework ? Centralized ?controller ?with ? Element ?Management ?System ? Telepresence ?application ? demonstrates ?low ?latency ?high ? throughput ?capability Server ? controlled ? GoPro ?Camera Sony ?Personal HD ? Viewer ? with ? Headtracking Element Management ? System EdgeHaul Node ?2 EdgeHaul Node ?1 EdgeHaul Node ?3 Sony Display ? Adaptor Components ?of ? EdgeHaul ?Solution ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved.9 Components ?of ?Our ?Solution ? InterDigital?s ?Mesh ?Software ? A ?Central ?Controller ?and ?Mesh ?Client ?that ?operate ?on ? top ?of ?a ? WiGig baseband ? Self-??organization ?of ?multi-??hop ?topology, ?low-??latency ?routing, ?QoS support, ?and ?failover ?management ?for ?high ?reliability ? Pre-??Product ?Platform ? A ?product-??oriented ?platform ?with ?32-??element ?phased ?array ?and ?WiGig SoC ? Hosts ?InterDigital ?Mesh ?Software ?to ?validate ?product ? ? System ?Analysis ?Toolsets ? OPNET ?Network ?Simulation ?(11ad ?MAC ?and ?InterDigital ?Mesh) ? integrated ?with ?street ?level ?Ray ?Tracing ? System ?evaluation ?under ? realistic ?scenarios ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. 2023 InterDigital?s ?EdgeHaul? ?Platform Propagation ?and ?Ray ?Tracing ?Analysis 10 Operations ?and ?Maintenance ?(O&M) ? Element ?Management ?System ?(EMS) ?manages ? multi-??sector ?nodes ?within ?an ?EdgeHaul ?cluster ? Standardized ?northbound ? and ?southbound ? interfaces ?for ?easy ?integration ? Web-??based ?EMS ?user ?interface ? SNMP ?with ?MIB ?definitions ? ? Key ?Features ? Dashboard: ?Quick ?assessment ? of ?network?s ?health ?and ? performance ? Topology ?Maps: ?Graphical ?representation ?of ?network ? connectivity ? Configuration ? Management: ?Provisioning, ?SW ?upgrade, ? reboot, ?etc. ? Performance ?management: ?Real-??time ?display ?& ?charting ? of ?KPIs; ?throughput, ?RSSI, ?MSC ? Fault ?Management: ?Current ?& ?historical ?alarms, ?alarm ? clearing/acknowledgement ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved.11 Network ?Management ?& Orchestration Northbound ? Interface Southbound ?Interface Operator WebUI SSH ?Client EdgeHaul Node HTTPS HTTPS EMS FTP SNM P SSH FTP ?Server SNMP ?Manager Application ? Server FTP ?Client SNMP ?Agent CLI ?Server Firmware Mesh ?Software ?Functions ? Network ?discovery ? and ?autonomous ?neighbor ? selection ? Proprietary ?in-??band ? signaling ?with ?the ?Mesh ? Network ?Controller ? for ?topology ?management ? Management ?of ?node ? and ?sector ?state ?machines ? Link ?Failure ?handling ? and ?switching ?to ?alternate ? path ? Sector ?Recovery ?and ?Node ?Recovery ? Link ?metric ?collection ? L2 ?transport ?implemented ?by ?OpenVSwitch ? SNMP ?support ?with ?EdgeHaul ?MIB ? Ease ?of ?configurability ?via ?text ?file ?configuration ? parameters ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. 2023 802.11ad ?PHY Host ?IF 60GHz ?Phased ?Array Node ?Manager ? and ?State ? Machine Configuration ? Manager Event ?Manager Link ?Metrics Scheduling ?& ? ? QoS ManagerRouting ?Manager Baseband-??Host ? Interface ?(Adaptation ?Layer) Mesh ?Controller ?Interface ?(OpenFlow) Ethernet ?Convergence ?Layer ?/ ? Layer ?2 ?Bridge Ethernet Virtual ?Switch ?(OVS) Buffer ?Management Centralized ?Routing OpenDayLight Neighbor ?Selection QoS(EIR ?and ? CIR ?Traffic) Network ?Metrics ? and ?Status Mesh ?Node Mesh ?Controller Gateway ? and/or ?Access ? Point WiGig BB ?& ?RF ?(Sector ?1) 802.11ad ?PHY Host ?IF 60GHz ?Phased ?Array WiGig BB ?& ?RF ?(Sector ?N)Ethernet Internet ?or Private ?Network 12 Multi-??Level ?System ?Analysis ?Tools FROM ?DESIGN ?TO ?DEPLOYMENT ? Phased ?Array ?performance ? 60 ?GHz ?Propagation ?and ?3D ?Ray ?Tracing ? ? OPNET-??based ?Mesh ?Validation ?and ?Characterization ? Interference ?analysis ? ? Discovery ?and ?network ?formation ?statistics ? ? Resource ?utilization ? Throughput ? (link ?and ?end-??to-??end) ? Latency ?(link ?and ?end-??to-??end) ? Queuing ?statistics ?at ?MAC ?and ?mesh ?levels 2023 13 ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. 14 Xilinx ? FPGA Peraso ?802.11ad ? Baseband Connector ? to ? 60GHz ?radio GPS ?Port Integrated ? Motion ?and ? Temperature Tx Radio ?4 ?IMEC ? submodules Rx ?Radio ?4 ?IMEC ? submodules Power ?Over ?EthernetAdditional ?Gbps Link USB3.0 ?For ?802.11ac ? wireless ?access TI ?ARM ?Mesh ? Processor Enclosure Backhaul ? board Access ? Board (underneath) Peraso ?802.11ad ? Baseband Peraso ?802.11ad ? Baseband ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. InterDigital ?EdgeHaul ? Technology ?Participating ? in ?H2020 ?5G-??Crosshaul ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved.9 Partners ?(21) ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. Project ?Duration Jul ?2015 ?? Dec ?2017 www.5g-??crosshaul.eu EU ?Funding 7.95mio ?Euros Project ?Traction Baseline ?architecture ?and ? ? ? ? Common ?Frame ?Format 2 The ?5G ?Integrated ?Fronthaul/Backhaul Project ?Elevator ?Pitch Unifying the ?transport ?of ?existing ?and ?new ?fronthaul ?and ?backhaul traffic ?into ? a ?common-??haul ?SDN/NFV-??based packet ?switching ?network, ?that ?supports ?5G ? RAN ?performance ?targets ?at ?reduced ?costs A high ?capacity ?low ?latency ?transport ?solution ?that ?lowers ?costs ?and ? guarantees ?flexibility ?and ?scalability The ?target ?for ?this ?tech: ?Telcos ?& ?Switch ?Vendors ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved.3 Main ?Building ?Blocks ? XCF ?? Common ?Frame capable ?of ?transporting ?the ?mixture ?of ? various ?Fronthaul ?and ?backhaul ?traffic ? ?2016 ?InterDigital, ?Inc. ?All ?Rights ?Reserved. From ?pure ?heterogeneous ? backhaul ?to ?unified ?5G-?? Crosshaul ?network Core ? Gateway CORE Access ?Points Access XFE XFE XFE ? XFE ?? Forwarding ?Element ?for ?forwarding ?the ?CrossHaul traffic ? in ?the ?XCF ?format ?under ? the ?XCI ?control XCI ? (SDN/NFV-??based) ? XCI ?? Control ? Infrastructure that ?is ?SDN-??based ?and ?NFV-??enabled ? for ?executing ?the ?orchestrator?s ?resource ?allocation ?decisions XPU XPU ? XPU ?? Processing ?Unit for ?executing ?virtualized ?network ? functions ?and/or ?centralized ?access ?protocol ? functions ?(V-??RAN) Network ?Apps ? Novel ?network ?apps ?on ?top ?to ?achieve ?certain ?KPIs ?or ?services From ?fixed ?ptp fronthaul ? links ?to ?unified ?5G-?? Crosshaul ?network A ?holistic ?approach ?for ?converged ?Fronthaul ? and ?Backhaul ?under ?common ?SDN/NFV-?? based ?control, ?capable ?of ?supporting ?new ? 5G ?RAN ?architectures ?(V-??RAN) ?and ? performance ?requirements Main ?building ?blocks 4