Research carried out in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts on the “fronthaul” for the next, fifth generation of mobile communication systems (5G) has contributed to a recently published book by Wiley.
The fronthaul is a key component of future mobile networks, linking smaller, remote radio units to centralised base stations, and thereby reducing radio transmission distances. This allows for improved coverage and ultra-high data rates.
Experts from EDA working within the EU iCIRRUS and EPSRC NIRVANA projects contributed to this new publication. Nathan Gomes, Professor of Optical Fibre Communications says “ The iCIRRUS project globally pioneered the adoption of Ethernet into a new fronthaul that would be fit for 5G. It was this leadership in the field that led to us being asked to contribute to an important book which brings together research from many, very large European projects on 5G”.