The expanded use cases enabled by 5G demands significant evolution to the mobile layer’s radio and packet core elements. They in turn require changes in the underlying wide area transport network that interconnects them. With the impending availability of 5G technologies in late 2017, and the 1st mover business advantage to take share in new markets, there is an urgency to upgrade and revitalize today’s infrastructure. Now is the time to isolate the key areas of focus. To aid in that endeavor we offer our ‘5 steps to 5G’.
Join us for a webinar with Nokia, one of the leading innovators in 5G networking and come away with a concrete understanding of the 5G innovations, linkages and dependencies critical to a successful 5G platform. For 5G network architects and transport network planners, and those responsible for fronthaul, backhaul and core backbone networks, sign up and make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to learn:
- why centralized RAN is here to stay, how CPRI will evolve, and why 5G spectrum will make cell sites even harder to reach.
- why the cloudification of the Packet Core and BBU requires a programmable, end-to-end IP network with SDN automation.
- why transport is evolving from a static, point-to-point connection model to an expanded, dynamic mesh interconnecting mobile elements and the cloud.
We all know that 5G will accelerate the densification and centralization of RAN architectures as well as the cloudification of the packet core already underway in LTE. We are already seeing transport networks evolving from a static, linear connection model connecting cell sites to the centralized mobile core, to a programmable mesh interconnecting both distributed and centralized mobile and cloud elements dynamically. This transformation is blurring the distinctions between fronthaul, backhaul, longhaul and backbone creating a need for a more modern, single ‘anyhaul’ architecture. Join us on the webinar to learn more about the concrete steps to pursue now and better prepare yourself for 5G success.
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