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KOREA ICT RESEARCH REPORT

Open vs. Proprietary 5G Fronthaul Interface: SK Telecom Case 

Published: January 11, 2018

 

Table of Contents

• Abbreviations 
• [SK Telecom PR] SK Telecom’s fronthaul technology for 5G adopted as Korean national standard 
• RAN architecture: 4G RAN – Problem statements 
• RAN architecture: 5G RAN
• 5G RAN architecture: High-layer split (F1) and low layer split (RoE, eCPRI) 
• Lower layer function split: Radio over Ethernet vs. eCPRI 
• Open 5G fronthaul interface: IEEE 1914, xRAN and Telecom Infra Project (TIP) 
• SK Telecom 5G RAN architecture: Open fronthaul interface  
• SK Telecom 5G RAN architecture: High-layer split (F1) and low layer split (Fx) (1)  
• SK Telecom 5G RAN architecture: High-layer split (F1) and low layer split (Fx) (2)  
• Comparison between IEEE RoE (D3.0) and SK Telecom open F/H interface specification (1)  
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