5G Crosshaul Features MWC’16 EdgeHaul Demo

April 6, 2016 / 5G, EdgeHaul, MWC16, Crosshaul / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

High speed and low latency are expected to be cornerstone 5G requirements, particularly for the delivery of virtual reality and augmented reality. 5G-Crosshaul, a Horizon 2020 PPP project cofounded by the European Commission, recently highlighted how InterDigital utilized its EdgeHaul millimeter-wave mesh backhaul technology to deliver a live, functioning virtual reality telepresence use case at Mobile World Congress 2016.

5G-Crosshaul shared a video of Doug Castor, Senior Director, InterDigital, demonstrating EdgeHaul at MWC 2016. In the video, Doug demonstrates how the platform is a solution for gigabit connectivity for today’s applications such as small cell backhaul, residential broadband, and carrier Wi-Fi cable extension. He goes on to explain how the solution is also a development platform for the emerging 5G challenges that will demand low latency and multi-gigabit dense networking. In the near future, InterDigital’s EdgeHaul will extend to support multiplexed fronthaul traffic, and be integrated with the 5G-Crosshaul.

The 5G-Crosshaul project, comprised of 21 partners, aims to develop a 5G integrated backhaul and fronthaul transport network that will enable a flexible and software-defined reconfiguration of all networking elements in a multi-tenant and service-oriented unified management environment. To learn more about the project, click here.

Check out the EdgeHaul demo below: