The Contribution of the paper:
The paper proposes a C-RAN Architecture with BBU pool placed in proximity with the Flex-Grid Optical Transponders and use hardware function virtualization on the functions of the former and the latter, in a merged Metro-Core Central Office. It further proposes a framework to optimise the CAPEX for above-mentioned system.
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