awardIn conjunction with the Open Call 2 for Extensions, Carlos Pupiales Yépez and Ilker Demirkol from Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain) implemented Interfaces for 5G and LTE interworking into Open Air Interface together with Clemens Felber and Walter Nitzold from National Instruments. The outcome of this extension was presented at IEEE MASS Conference 2019 in Monterey, CA on the 4th November, and won the Award for Best Demonstration.

Congratulations to the team!

Demos title:  “Software-based Implementation of Dual Connectivity for LTE”.

Abstract: One of the major challenges of current mobile networks is to increase the per-user data rate without significant infrastructure cost and using the already existing physical resources, i.e., the bandwidth. In this sense, Dual Connectivity emerges as a promising solution for LTE and future 5G to increase the throughput with minor changes in current systems. This work presents the implementation of the U-Plane of Dual Connectivity for LTE using the open source software Open Air Interface with commodity hardware and the impact of this technology on UDP and TCP performance.