The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Moscone Center,
San Francisco, California, USA

MODIFIED - Converged 5G and Heterogeneous Services Access Networks: How to Achieve Ultra-low Latency and High Reliability? (S1E)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Room number: 6C


Thomas Pfeiffer, Nokia Bella Labs, Germany; Junichi Kani, NTT Access Service Systems, Japan; Elaine Wong, University of Melbourne, Australia

Marco Ruffini, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; Michael Freiberger, Verizon Communications Inc., USA; Stefan Dahlfort, Ericsson Inc., USA


Emerging Network Architectures for 5G Edge Cloud
How to Achieve Ultra-low Latency and High Reliability?

This program has been modified. It is now combined with the symposium: “Emerging Network Architectures for 5G Edge Cloud”.

Key questions:

  • What are the requirements on latency and reliability with different service types, what the most stringent ones?

  • What are fundamental latency limitations in currently deployed access networks, e.g. in TDM-PON?

  • What are the new (access) architecture and protocol design for strict latency and high reliability guarantees? How does these new architectures impact the metro and core?

  • Is a centralized control necessary for supporting low latency in future?

  • Do we need new network nodes architectures in support of edge and fog computing and how invasive (how close to the end user) should these computing resources be?

  • How far can an orchestration layer help timely coordinate scheduling across segments? When is hardware coordination needed instead?

  • What if there are also non-time-sensitive traffic types present on the same network?

  • Do we have evidence that all this is achievable from real-world deployments, experiments, prototypes, and testbeds?

  • What are the real applications that will require edge cloud and for what reasons?

  • What can edge cloud do to address latency issue and are these scalable solutions?

  • What are the architectures and solution to fully integrate the edge nodes into the cloud?

  • How does the access network need to evolve to support real end-to-end convergence of mobile access, x-haul and computation

  • What role will be played by next generation optical transmission and switching technologies?

  • What are the main security threats that are expected and what are the solutions currently envisaged?


Part I: Requirements and e2e Architectures

Thomas Haynes; Verizon Wireless Planning, USA 
Eric Heaton; Intel, USA 
Martin Maier; INRS, Canada
Akihiro Nakao; Tokyo University, Japan 
Marco Ruffini; TCD, Ireland
Andrew Wilkinson; Ericsson, USA

Part II: Access/Metro Network Solutions

Philippe Chanclou; Orange Labs, France
HwanSeok Chung; ETRI, Korea
Pascal Dom; Nokia, Belgium
Dan Kilper; University of Arizona, USA 
Yuanqiu Luo; Futurewei, USA

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