Overbooking in Mobile Backhaul

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Provided by: Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
The rapid increase of mobile data subscribers and deployment of broadband radio access networks push mobile operators to upgrade their mobile backhaul from expensive legacy TDM transport to carrier Ethernet for cheaper operational expenditures. The metro Ethernet forum has defined a set of Ethernet virtual connection services that are adopted to provide scalable Ethernet transport for mobile backhaul. However, these services usually address single cell site backhaul per UNI handoff, neither considering statistical multiplexing gain at a hub site which aggregates backhaul traffics of multiple cell sites, nor supporting quality-of-service provisioning in overbooked backhaul pipe.
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