Conference paper Open Access

5G Multi-Connectivity with Non-Ideal Backhaul: Distributed vs Cloud-Based Architecture

Michalopoulos, Diomidis; Maeder, Andreas; Kolehmainen, Niko

DataCite XML Export

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<resource xmlns:xsi="" xmlns="" xsi:schemaLocation="">
  <identifier identifierType="URL"></identifier>
      <creatorName>Michalopoulos, Diomidis</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Nokia Bell Labs, Munich, Germany</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Maeder, Andreas</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Nokia Bell Labs, Munich, Germany</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Kolehmainen, Niko</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Magister Solutions Ltd., Jyvaskyla, Finland</affiliation>
    <title>5G Multi-Connectivity with Non-Ideal Backhaul: Distributed vs Cloud-Based Architecture</title>
    <date dateType="Issued">2019-02-21</date>
  <resourceType resourceTypeGeneral="Text">Conference paper</resourceType>
    <alternateIdentifier alternateIdentifierType="url"></alternateIdentifier>
    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsIdenticalTo">10.1109/GLOCOMW.2018.8644234</relatedIdentifier>
    <rights rightsURI="">Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;We investigate the throughput performance of multi-connectivity over Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets). Specifically, we examine the effect of non-ideal backhaul on the throughput for two architecture scenarios, namely: i) The distributed HetNet scenario where the multi-connectivity anchor is co-located with the macro cell; ii) the cloud-based HetNet scenario, where the multi-connectivity anchor point is located at a centralized network point. An extensive set of simulations is conducted, followed by an investigation of the effect of the backhaul latency, packet file size and offered load on the throughput. It is shown that the cloud-based HetNet architecture leads to a superior throughput performance than that of the distributed architecture. Moreover, it is shown that the backhaul delay considerably affects the overall throughput for both architecture options.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
    <description descriptionType="Other">© 2018 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.</description>
      <funderName>European Commission</funderName>
      <funderIdentifier funderIdentifierType="Crossref Funder ID">10.13039/501100000780</funderIdentifier>
      <awardNumber awardURI="info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/761445/">761445</awardNumber>
      <awardTitle>5G Mobile Network Architecture for diverse services, use cases, and applications in 5G and beyond</awardTitle>
Views 61
Downloads 89
Data volume 49.4 MB
Unique views 58
Unique downloads 85


Cite as