Radisys_Wind River_C-RAN Webinar_June 26_14

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Radisys and Wind River joined together to present: Cloud RANs - an NFV Evolution or Revolution? The presenters discuss the options available for architecting the mobile network for virtualization success.

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Radisys_Wind River_C-RAN Webinar_June 26_14

  1. 1. 1 Welcome! Thursday June 26, 2014 8m PST, 11am EDT Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  2. 2. 2 Our Presenters Renuka Bhalerao Sr. Product Line Manager Radisys renuka.bhalerao@radisys.com Debjani De Senior Architect Radisys debjani.de@radisys.com Davide Ricci Product Line Manager Wind River davide.ricci@windriver.com Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  3. 3. 3 Agenda Market Trends C-RAN - The Disruptive Solution Cloud Architecture Options C-RAN Virtualization Requirements Conclusions Q&A Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  4. 4. 4 Market Trends  Large operators continue to unveil their LTE and LTE-A plans  New devices defining mobile broadband success = New opportunities  Operators looking forward to SDN *Infonetics Research 2013 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 CY09 CY10 CY11 CY12 CY13 CY14 CY15 CY16 CY17 CY18 Units(Millions) Worldwide Embedded Mobile Broadband Device Units Tablets Netbooks Mobile Internet devices PCs
  5. 5. 5 Network Transformation 5G 4G/LTE 3G 2.5G 2G 2015 2008 2005 1997 1990 All IP Network with simplified architecture data speeds in Gbps range Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation Coverage and Capacity
  6. 6. 6 Operator Views on NFV C-RAN Market to grow to $11.31B in 2018 at a CAGR of 45.9% Operators Looking forward to NFV Based Transformation Source: Infonetics Research By 2018, 62% of LTE operators will support the NFV Scale Services Use SW for quick revenue Use commercial servers Operational Efficiencies Multi Tenancy Real Time network Optimization Save Energy by consolidating workload VNFs from small players
  7. 7. 7 RAN Evolution: Why?  HetNet Deployments are picking up but not without challenges Cost and complexity of network planning When it comes to capacity management, redirection alone is not sufficient C-RAN promises improved network efficiency, with lowered TCO, to improve monetization of mobile broadband Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  8. 8. 8 Agenda Market Trends C-RAN - The Disruptive Solution Cloud Architecture Options C-RAN Virtualization Requirements Conclusions Q&A Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  9. 9. 9 Cloud RAN  Centralizes components of the RAN  Using generic hardware to host RAN functionalities  Simple software upgrade for new technologies  Efficient connection management and failover mechanism  Simplifying the network synchronization needs for features like CA and CoMP  Centralized SON leads to automated network planning/reorganization Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  10. 10. 10 Cloud RAN Evolution Industry participation  China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent demonstrated an LTE RAN Baseband Unit (BBU) based on NFV principles at Mobile World Congress 2014  China Mobile publishes Whitepaper describing key benefits of C-RAN in 2013  ETSI is working to standardize NFV concepts. C-RAN proof-of-concept results and findings is expected during the summer of 2014  Small Cell Forum presents new virtualized/Cloud-ready Small Cell Architecture Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  11. 11. 11 C-RAN and NFVI OSS/BSS Os-Ma Ve-Vnfm Virtual Computing Virtual Network Virtual storage Virtualization Layer Hardware Resources NFVI VI-Ha Nf-Vi NFV Management & Orchestration Computing Hardware Network Hardware Storage Hardware Vn-Nf Vn-Nf Vn-Nf EMS1 EMS3EMS2 LTE L1 VNF LTE L3 RRM / SON VNF LTE L2 VNF NFV Orchestrator VNF Manager(s) Virtualized Infrastructure Manager(s) Or-Vnfm Vi-Vnfm Or-Vi VNF Group LTE L3, radio resource management (RRM), self- organizing network (SON) LTE L3 protocols and call control finite state machines (FSMs) Radio resource management (RRM) Self-organizing network Self-optimizing network Element Management System Common Transport – TR069/SNMP/XML Common Data Model access – TR-196, TR-196i2 LTE L2 LTE L2 protocols MAC scheduling LTE L1 L1 functions Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  12. 12. 12 Agenda Market Trends C-RAN - The Disruptive Solution Cloud Architecture Options C-RAN Virtualization Requirements Conclusions Q&A Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  13. 13. 13 C-RAN Functional sub-groups  LTE L3 – Control Plane  LTE L2 – L2 Real time, Scheduling  LTE L2 – L2 Non Real Time  LTE L1 – Physical Layer eNB MME / S-GW MME / S-GW eNB eNB S1 S1 S1 S1 X2 X2 X2 E-UTRAN Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  14. 14. 14 C-RAN Architecture Scenarios  Scenario #1 • All functions centralized  Scenario #2 • All functions centralized except PHY  Scenario #3 • All functions centralized except scheduling and PHY • BBU, Time critical L2 co- located  Scenario #4 • Only L3 functions centralized • L2 and PHY distributed • BBU, L2 co-located Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation C- RAN L1 Physical Layer L2 Real-Time L2 Downlink/ Uplink Scheduling L2 Non-Real-Time Data Plane L3 Control Plane L2 Real-time L2 Downlink/ Uplink Scheduling L2 Non-Real-Time Data Plane L3 Control Plane L2 Non-Real-Time Data Plane L3 Control Plane L3 Control Plane L1 Physical Layer L1 Physical Layer L2 Real-time L2 Downlink/ Uplink Scheduling L1 Physical Layer L2 Real-time L2 Downlink/ Uplink Scheduling L2 Non-Real-Time Data Plane Remote radio head (RRH)
  15. 15. 15 Scenarios Summary Scenario #1 Scenario #2 Scenario #3 Scenario #4 Complex Front-haul Yes Yes No No Baseband pooling Yes No No No Best Hardware Accelerator Pooling Yes Yes Partial No L3 virtualization Yes Yes Yes Yes Real-time L2 virtualization Yes Yes No No Non Real-time L2 Virtualization Yes Yes Yes No Centralization – highest to lowest
  16. 16. 16 Which C-RAN deployment scenario to you believe will be deployed first? Poll Question a) Scenario #1 b) Scenario #2 c) Scenario #3 d) Scenario #4 C- RAN L1 Physical Layer L2 Real-Time L2 Downlink/ Uplink Scheduling L2 Non-Real-Time Data Plane L3 Control Plane L2 Real-time L2 Downlink/ Uplink Scheduling L2 Non-Real-Time Data Plane L3 Control Plane L2 Non-Real-Time Data Plane L3 Control Plane L3 Control Plane L1 Physical Layer L1 Physical Layer L2 Real-time L2 Downlink/ Uplink Scheduling L1 Physical Layer L2 Real-time L2 Downlink/ Uplink Scheduling L2 Non-Real-Time Data Plane Remote radio head (RRH)
  17. 17. 17 Agenda Market Trends C-RAN - The Disruptive Solution Cloud Architecture Options C-RAN Virtualization Requirements Conclusions Q&A Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  18. 18. 18 Virtualization Realized OSS/BSS Os-Ma Ve-Vnfm Virtual Computing Virtual Network Virtual storage Virtualization Layer Hardware Resources NFVI VI-Ha Nf-Vi NFV Management & Orchestration Computing Hardware Network Hardware Storage Hardware Vn-Nf Vn-Nf Vn-Nf EMS1 EMS3EMS2 LTE L1 VNF LTE L3 RRM / SON VNF LTE L2 VNF NFV Orchestrator VNF Manager(s) Virtualized Infrastructure Manager(s) Or-Vnfm Vi-Vnfm Or-Vi C-RAN Virtualization Functions
  19. 19. 19 C-RAN – Wind River “Near Native” Kernel Virtual Machine PCI Express FPGA Linux Linux host kernel Interrupt Handler KVM QEMU Linux guest Interrupt Handler Copyright © 2014 – Wind River / Radisys
  20. 20. 20 C-RAN – Wind River Optimized Live Migration 110 msec 136 msec 310 msec No load CPU load CPU / Network load Minimum Average Maximum Copyright © 2014 – Wind River / Radisys
  21. 21. 21 Wind River Carrier Grade Communications Server VM 1 VM 2 VM 3 Wind River Carrier Grade OpenStack Virtual Network Function Manager Wind River, Accelerated vSwitch Wind River, Open Virtualization Wind River, Carrier Grade Linux High Availability, minimized downtime High performance KVM usec latency Instantaneous live migration msec downtime High throughput vSwitch 12MPS Carrier Grade VNF Management 99.9999% uptime Copyright © 2014 – Wind River / Radisys
  22. 22. 22 Agenda Market Trends C-RAN - The Disruptive Solution Cloud Architecture Options C-RAN Virtualization Requirements Conclusions Q&A Copyright © 2014 – Radisys
  23. 23. 23 Radisys + Wind River Solutions for C-RAN and NFVI Virtual Computing Virtual Network Virtual storage Virtualization Layer Hardware Resources NFVI VI-Ha Computing Hardware Network Hardware Storage Hardware EMS1 EMS3EMS2 LTE L1 VNF LTE L3 RRM / SON VNF LTE L2 VNF T-Series Platforms • Optimized for high performance Intel Multi-Core NFVI • Carrier Grade OpenStack VNF Manager • Accelerated vSwitch, Open Virtualizations • Full LTE FDD and TDD eNodeB SW Solution • Designed for SON and C-RAN flexibility
  24. 24. 24 Final Thoughts  Mobile devices are driving the wireless network evolution  The HetNet shows a way to solve capacity and coverage issues  Bringing the cloud concept to RAN is the path  Various architecture options being explored addressing the required flexibility for operator C-RAN deployments Copyright © 2014 – Wind River / Radisys
  25. 25. 25 Agenda Market Trends C-RAN - The Disruptive Solution Cloud Architecture Options C-RAN Virtualization Requirements Conclusions Q&A Copyright © 2014 – Wind River / Radisys
  26. 26. 26 Q&A Renuka Bhalerao Sr. Product Line Manager Radisys renuka.bhalerao@radisys.com Debjani De Senior Architect Radisys debjani.de@radisys.com Davide Ricci Product Line Manager Wind River davide.ricci@windriver.com Copyright © 2014 – Radisys Corporation
  27. 27. 27 Thank you for Attending! Coming Soon in July 2014 New Whitepaper www.radisys.com info@radisys.com For More Information Please take a moment to complete the short survey at close of event

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