Near-instant link failure recovery in 5G wireless fog-based-fronthaul networks

Sulieman N. I., Balevi E., Gitlin R. D.

17th Annual Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS 2018, Arizona, United States Of America, 18 - 20 April 2018, vol.2018-April, pp.1-6 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2018-April
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/wts.2018.8363942
  • City: Arizona
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6
  • Keywords: 5G, Diversity Coding, F-RAN, Network Coding, reliability, throughput
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


© 2018 IEEE.Rapid recovery from link failures was previously demonstrated via the synergistic combination of Diversity and Network Coding (DC-NC) for a wide variety of network architectures. In this paper, the DC-NC methodology is further enhanced to achieve near-instant recovery from multiple, simultaneous wireless link failures by modifying Triangular Network Coding (TNC) to create enhanced DC-NC (eDC-NC) that is applied to 5G wireless Fog computing based Radio Access Networks (F-RANs). In addition, an explicit algorithm for the eDC-NC decoding process is provided. Our results demonstrate that applying eDC-NC coding to a F-RAN fronthaul network will provide ultra-reliability, enable near-instantaneous fault recovery, and enhance the throughput by at least 20% (for three broadcasted data streams).