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Part 3 of the Evolution of Fronthaul Networks (read Part 1: Intro to Fronthaul and Part 2: Fiber Deployment in Wireless) In parts 1 and 2, I described the overall radio access network architecture and best practices for deployment at physical layer which is primarily fiber for the links between the base band unit (BBU) […]

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Part 2 of the Evolution of Fronthaul Networks (read Part 1: Intro to Fronthaul and Part 3: CPRI ) As we learned in part 1, fiber deployment permits the placement of RRH’s closer to the antenna. Also known as light radio, this RRH placement has significantly improved the energy efficiency of cellular networks as the […]

Fronthaul? Until few years it was unknown for most involved in network deployment. Smart phones, the explosive growth in use of media reach apps and the competitive pressure for operators to offer higher data limits have changed the role of fronthaul completely. One can hardly oversee the rising number of antennas and radios mounted on […]

  The technology in a radio tower is undergoing dramatic change, which is presenting tough real-world challenges for the crews that carry out the installation work. Riggers, or tower climbers as they’re better known in the US, are finding that as networks become more complex, their role is becoming increasingly difficult. As technicians, riggers perform […]

Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) deployment is a growing trend in the wireless industry. I am often asked what is driving this trend, why some operators are using it more than others, and what are some of the challenges and benefits of C-RAN. In this blog, I will try to capture some of those questions […]

Learn How Viavi and Airtel Used Location Intelligence to Conduct a Smartphone Study Using a Crowd-Sourced Big Data Approach on a Live Network Smartphone adoption continues at an accelerated pace and the rich, diverse, and open Indian market is no exception. The massive range of bring your own device (BYOD) handsets connected to the networks generates […]

The UK’s 4G coverage is not good enough – that’s the damning indictment today from the country’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). They commented on research that showed the UK’s mobile network was worse than Albania, Panama and Peru and is ranked 54th. The NIC called on mobile operators to end “digital deserts” as British subscribers […]

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