Report points to "the incorporation of more detailed, real-world GIS data; real-time spectrum sensing data; the growing sophistication of propagation and interference modelling; value-added, cloud-based database services; and the potential to combine blockchain technology with dynamic database coordination."
"The basic idea: find scheduling solutions through solving a certain number of small and independent sub-problems on the GPU in parallel," the team explains. "The solution to each sub-problem is a feasible solution to the original PF scheduling problem. The output solution of GPF is then the best one among all sub-problem solutions."
"For the first time, TIP is showing how its technologies fit together across a telecom network," explains executive director Attilio Zani. "Together, this suite of solutions utilises a software-centric, vendor-neutral approach that highlights the value of disaggregation and the power of interoperability for more agile, cost-efficient networks."
"Magma enables new kinds of network archetypes where there is a need for fast, incremental upgrade cycles and continuous integration of software components," the company claims, "all while allowing authentication to and integration with a classic LTE EPC."
"O-RAN has leveraged significant specification work done in xRAN and will accelerate interoperability testing and product commercialisation," claims co-chair Professor Sachin Katti. "Further, the O-RAN fronthaul workgroup has also started discussions on potential new study items to pursue for 2019."
"It is CPRI that handles the connections between the signal-processing equipment (called baseband, in the industry) and the radios in what operators call the 'fronthaul' part of the network," Explains Iain Morris. "But there are so many variables with any CPRI implementation that operators are forced to work in one vendor's system. It is effectively a proprietary tool."
While the LimeSDR family are typically paired with amplifiers, Robinson's efforts clearly show what can be achieved with a barefoot implementation, and set a high bar for those BATC members looking to follow him in the LimeSDR Challenge.
"For applications requiring low latency, sending huge quantities of data to and from the centralised cloud is no longer practical," explains Verizon's Adam Koeppe. "Data processing and management will need to take place much closer to the user."
Additional improvements in the SDR Console software include pseudo-stereo support, extended downconverter and frequency display support, new "slower" and "very slow" modes for the signal history view, and bug fixes.