Tag: Fronthaul

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‘You’re assuming fiber is there:’ The less-talked about roles of fiber in 5G networks

March 24, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

For the last three decades, the demand for mobile data has grown exponentially, driving tremendous capacity expansions and the need for more network infrastructure, especially as 5G networks continue to rollout. FiberLight’s Executive VP and Chief Revenue Officer Marc Dyman […]


Dish taps four fiber providers for 5G transport

December 1, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

As part of its ongoing vendor selection process associated with a nationwide standalone 5G network build, Dish this week announced it is working with fiber providers Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo for it’s Open RAN approach to 5G. In a […]


Who disaggregated my RAN? Part 3: Open RAN and fronthaul: The last mile

June 15, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

As we saw in the last article in this blog series, the disaggregation of the RAN has opened up a number of new and exciting opportunities for a larger ecosystem to grow and thrive. But nowhere has the momentum been […]


RAN trends impacting carriers and enterprises

January 31, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

At this year’s VZTUF event, SOLiD President Ken Sandfeld offered his perspective on initial commercial deployments of the 3.5 GHz CBRS band as well as SOLiD’s newest product to support CBRS, the ALLIANCE edgeROU (or eROU). He also shared his […]

Hardware, Wireless

Small cell densification will require new fiber and lots of it

September 27, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

The role of fiber optics in 5G deployment is an often-overlooked part of the conversation, but according Clearfield Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Morgan, the role of physical network infrastructure is only going to grow as 5G rollouts continue. Morgan also […]


5G IP Transport – A Strategic Opportunity for Service Providers

December 6, 2018

Via: Cisco Blog

The race to 5G is intensifying as exemplified by a number of public announcements made by leading mobile operators. However, deeper conversations with service providers yield a very simple but important question. How will we make the investments in 5G […]


Fronthaul specs for virtualized RAN approved by xRAN Forum

August 1, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Network virtualization is a long-term movement in the telecom industry; the long-term goal is to create fully programmable, automated networks built with commercial off the shelf hardware rather than more expensive proprietary solutions. To achieve that goal, interoperability is a […]


Fronthaul evolution toward 5G – standards and PoCs

June 6, 2016

Via: RCR Wireless News

In a connected world, mobile networks will have to evolve to support a larger, increased number of devices and services that overall contributing to the exponential traffic growth toward “5G.” To address data demand, base station architectures will evolve with […]