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5G Fronthaul

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts on the Evolution of Fronthaul, links to other posts below. As wireless operators announce their plans for the introduction of 5G services, ecosystem players are developing and introducing a new range of capabilities to pave the way for a smooth transition from 4G to 5G. […]

The evolution to virtualization and cloud, network automation, massive traffic growth, IoT, increasing service velocity and revenue growth…together with the advent of 5G.  These are just some of the challenges mobile service providers face today. Consumers are demanding that mobile services are always on, always available, and everything is connected. In response, operators are deploying […]

Die technologische Revolution des Internets der Dinge (Internet of Things, IoT) wird mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit die Art und Weise verändern wie wir leben und arbeiten. Das IoT wird Milliarden von Geräten mit intelligenten Sensoren und maschineller Lernfähigkeit ausstatten. Diese Geräte werden ohne menschliches Zutun mit internen oder externen Systemen kommunizieren, Situationen eigenständig erfassen und miteinander […]

SLM icons for fiber test

Simplify FTTH/PON Testing with “Smart” Fiber Features The rise in fiber adoption by service providers is fueling the demand for workers who can skillfully build and certify fiber plants, especially for deployment of Fiber to the Home (FTTH). This means that installers and contractors, who are traditionally trained in copper or coax network installation, must […]

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to drive the next technological revolution that will change how we live and work. IoT will enable billions of devices with intelligent sensors and machine learning capabilities that will communicate, sense, and interact with internal or external systems, all without human intervention. To reach to this potential, the […]

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 […]

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