A C-RAN Feasibility Study
Keywords:Baseband Unit (BBU), Cloud radio access networks, Communication, Joint decompression and decoding, Remote Radio Heads (RRH)
The number of mobile phone users today is growing dramatically, which will cause network jamming and require a substantial amount of bandwidth. Cloud radio access network (C-RAN) is thus one of the interesting technology alternatives to solve this issue. C-RAN communicates with users using dispersed Remote Radio Heads (RRHs), each of which has one baseband unit (BBU). RRH performs soft relaying and is connected to the BBU via high capability, low latency front-haul lines. Due to the exchange of raw I/Q samples between the RRHs and the BBU, the C-RAN architecture places a restriction on front-haulfront-haul bandwidth. In BBU, many methods, including joint decompression and decoding (JDD) and wyner-ziv coding, are utilised to increase capacity.