Category Archives 5G

As high-bandwidth requirements continue to rise over the last few years, multiple system operators (MSOs) transform their hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) networks. Available architectures, such as DOCSIS 3.1 and Remote PHY, rely on fiber-based bandwidth deep into the cable television (CATV) network, which is why countless operators aim to create Node+0 architectures via “fiber deep” initiatives.  […]

small cells

Small cells for 5G: the challenges and how to overcome them According to a Fortune Business Insights report, global investment in 5G small cell technology is set to increase from $175 million recorded in 2019, to $15.9 billion by 2026; a CAGR of 81.9%. Small cells will be an important part of 5G roll-out, especially […]

There has been no doubt that fiber networks ensure the viability of smart-device applications, video streaming, and business requirements. However, with a demand increase, it only makes sense for service providers to continue striving for improvements in broadband access networks, which will require several tests on different network parameters, namely insertion loss, distance, and optical […]

Timing and synchronization is everything in 5G For a mobile network operator, timing is everything. Not just determining when to upgrade the network to bring new services to market, but in the literal sense as well. If the radio clock loses synchronization accuracy in a radio access network (RAN), or the radios are out of […]

At the moment, China currently sits at the top of the world standings when it comes to the number of 5G towers successfully installed. However, even with 600,000 5G towers and base stations installed throughout the country, it has only touched the surface of complete 5G penetration, as the country will need up to 10 […]

In an increasingly digital world where every pillar of information is now online, lightning-fast connectivity, rock-solid reliability, and impenetrable security are transforming into essentials within the network industry. 5G transforms the connected ecosystem and pushes the boundaries of connectivity to lay the foundation of a faster, more secure, and sustainable future.    For years, if […]

RAN Intelligent Controller

RAN Intelligent Controller At the O-RAN Alliance Plugfest at the end of last year, VIAVI, alongside partners AT&T, Samsung and Nokia, demonstrated an end-to-end traffic steering use case based on a number of open source components. One of these was the near real-time RAN Intelligent Controller platform, or RIC. Central to the demo was VIAVI’s […]

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