Ethernet Communication over IP Transport for Industrial and Private Cellular Network

Vikramajeet Khatri, Mehrnoosh Monshizadeh*, Kari Tiirikainen

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    Abstract

    Current industrial networks and protocols heavily rely on Ethernet connectivity and in some cases TCP/IP is only used for Ethernet station discovery while all further communication takes place using native Ethernet. One example of such industrial Ethernet protocol is Profinet and its low latency variant Profinet RT. However, in a cellular network such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, a UE is only provided an IP address by the System Architecture Evolution Gateway (SAEGW). This IP only connection is called bearer in LTE, does not natively enable Ethernet communication which is required to enable industrial Ethernet communication over cellular networks. To enable Ethernet communication over any IP transport, our paper introduces a solution to transport the message from UE to Ethernet Host without using encapsulating original Ethernet frames as such. It simplifies network configuration and maintenance by eliminating active signaling protocols and static configurations (tunnels) and results in less overhead for transporting the Ethernet frames and maintaining the infrastructure. This would directly benefit industrial connectors as the operational overhead of manual GRE tunnel management could be eliminated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2022 30th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks, SoftCOM 2022
    EditorsDinko Begusic, Nikola Rozic, Josko Radic, Matko Saric
    PublisherIEEE
    ISBN (Electronic)978-953-290-117-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2022
    MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks - Split, Croatia
    Duration: 22 Sept 202224 Sept 2022

    Publication series

    NameSoftCOM
    ISSN (Electronic)1847-358X

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks
    Abbreviated titleSoftCOM
    Country/TerritoryCroatia
    CitySplit
    Period22/09/202224/09/2022

    Keywords

    • Ethernet communication
    • Industrial Ethernet
    • Private Cellular Network

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