It has been projected that next generation cellular base stations will have uplink speeds around 10Gbps or more, serving 6 or more sectors with channel bandwidths beyond 200MHz. The anticipated cellular network architectures that include a very large number (>100) of antennas per sector drive the strong demand for an increased uplink channel capacity. Today's platforms cannot scale to meet these requirements. A networked solution is required to enable:
Ethernet technology has demonstrated steady, cost efficient speed and capacity growth driven by the enterprise connectivity, access, and data-center markets. The Radio over Ethernet (RoE) project aims to take advantage of the Ethernet developments and specify a scalable and streamlined solution that complements, for example, the existing CPRI radio transport specification based on fixed time division-multiplexing.
The P1904.3 standard will enable the transfer of In-phase Quadrature (IQ) user-plane data, vendor specific data, and control and management (C&M) information channels across an Ethernet-based packet-switched network. The standard will foster interoperability among implementations by defining framing, the encapsulation of the information, and a common Ethernet Type for Radio over Ethernet (RoE) purposes.
This standard will specify:
Draft Agenda for the June 2017 IEEE 1904 Working Group meeting is posted. Please, review.
The next IEEE 1904 Working Group meeting will be held via teleconference on June 20, 2017.Meeting information
Minutes of the June 2017 meeting are posted. Please, review.