Working Group Details
NGFI - Next Generation Fronthaul Interface
COM/MobiNet-SC - Mobile Communication Networks Standards Committee
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This standard specifies: 1) Architecture for the transport of mobile fronthaul traffic (e.g., Ethernet-based), including user data traffic, and management and control plane traffic. 2) Requirements and definitions for the fronthaul networks, including data rates, timing and synchronization, and quality of service. The standard also analyzes functional partitioning schemes between Remote Radio Units (RRUs) and Base-Band Units (BBUs) that improve fronthaul link efficiency and interoperability on the transport level, and that facilitate the realization of cooperative radio functions, such as massive Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (massive MIMO) operational modes, Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) transmission and reception.