Posts about Backhaul Network

There is a lot of excitement in the industry regarding immersive experiences, but what exactly are they? From a virtual reality (VR) perspective, the experience is typically a computer-generated simulation or recreation of a real-life environment or scenario. It immerses the user by making them feel like they are experiencing the simulated reality firsthand, primarily through the stimulation of vision and hearing ...
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In an ideal world, installing a new radio base station (RBS) is simple. You power it up, connect it through a backhaul network to the mobile core, and you’re done. You’ve increased both the coverage and capacity of your mobile network. But in the real world things tend to go a little differently. When you install the RBS, you discover there’s no backhaul connectivity provisioned yet. Another site visit and several days later, and you’ve hopefully managed to connect your base station to the mobile core. It’s at that point that you find out that, for some unknown reason, they won’t talk to each other. Okay, your team will get this sorted on their next site visit. This finally gets it operational but, over the next few days, you discover performance is not as expected. This is a tricky one and it takes some time before the field services team eventually recognizes that there’s an issue with network synchronization. And I’m sure you’ll hear stories from field service guys with even more complications, additional levels of problems and all the related cost. Think about the waste and frustration it creates ...
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Here's my my fifth Real CTO conversation. This one's with Jason Koenders of Integra. Prayson: Jason, I appreciate you joining me today and if you could, just start off talking a little about your company and its role in the whole NFV transformation. Jason: Integra's role is to best use both new and existing technologies for the benefit of our customers, shareholders and employees. We've been watching the discussion and development that is taking place with SDN and NFV for the last three or so years and the many contributors that have been involved throughout the industry ...
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The shift from voice to data-centric mobile networks has resulted in a move from traditional TDM services to a wide-scale adoption of Carrier Ethernet in mobile backhaul. Without any legacy TDM-links, however, base stations risk being isolated from traditional synchronization references. As mobile operators increasingly deploy 4G radio access technologies and depend on accurate delivery of synchronization, they are now seeking advanced solutions that not only accurately deliver the required timing information over packet networks but also provide assurance regarding its availability.
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As someone who spends considerable time travelling, the prospect of free citywide WiFi always sounds appealing. I’m not the only person to feel this way; I remember when Google announced the San Francisco WiFi blanket a number of my California-based colleagues entered a near ecstatic emotional state. I can’t describe their response when the plans were eventually shelved. Let’s just say it involved tears and lots of hugging.
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