This standard defines profiles that select features, options, configurations, defaults, protocols and procedures of bridges, stations and LANs that are necessary to build networks that are capable of transporting fronthaul streams, which are time sensitive.
The purpose of this standard is to enable the transport of time sensitive fronthaul streams in Ethernet bridged networks.
A mobile operator’s radio equipment and radio equipment controller are often separated and the connection between them has very stringent requirements. This fronthaul connection is not provided by a bridged network today. In an IEEE 802.1 bridged network potentially carrying other categories of traffic, specific configurations of various IEEE 802 standards are needed to meet the requirements of the fronthaul streams. Therefore, the use and the configurations of functions defined in the IEEE 802 standards have to be specified by standard profiles for bridged fronthaul networks.
|Status||First WG ballot on forthcoming D1.0|
|Current Draft||D1.0 (22 Sep 2017)|
|PAR & CSD||Full title: Time-Sensitive Networking for Fronthaul
PAR approved 3 Sep 2015;
|08 Sep 2015||802.1CM, Draft 0.0|
|18 Jan 2016||802.1CM, Draft 0.1|
|13 Mar 2016||802.1CM, Draft 0.2|
|20 May 2016||802.1CM, Draft 0.3|
|01 Jul 2016||802.1CM, Draft 0.4|
|20 Sep 2016||802.1CM, Draft 0.4 comment dispositions|
|15 Oct 2016||802.1CM, Draft 0.5|
|23 Jan 2017||802.1CM, Draft 0.5 comment dispositions|
|18 Feb 2017||802.1CM, Draft 0.6|
|29 May 2017||802.1CM, Draft 0.6 comment dispositions|
|16 Jun 2017||802.1CM, Draft 0.7|
|14 Jul 2017||802.1CM, Draft 0.7 comment dispositions|
|16 Jun 2017||802.1CM, Draft 1.0|
|14 Jul 2017||802.1CM, Draft 1.0 comment dispositions|