Posts about Fronthaul

If you’re a network operator or a service provider, you know that the speed at which data, voice and video traffic is growing will soon swamp your existing network resources. To support that demand, and to continue to grow the network in an efficient way, you must find solutions for preserving spectrum and providing good quality of experience for the end user. But you also know that 5G isn’t far off, so it’s critical to future-proof the network investments you make today ...

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Mobile operators are facing two important decisions when planning their small cell rollout in public areas. The first question to be answered is how to transport traffic from small cells to the edge of the mobile core, while the second question concerns interference management. Although these are two distinct decisions, they are closely related. The performance and functional capabilities of the network connecting small cells determines which solutions the mobile operator can use to mitigate interference. Vice versa, the choice of interference management tools drives the operator toward specific connectivity solutions.
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Since the early ‘70s, the role of public mobile communication has changed from voice applications for privileged individuals in business and administrations to a ubiquitous service with significant relevance in everybody’s social and business life. Such a major transition was made possible by a sequence of innovations and the introduction of new technologies as specified by the 2G, 3G, LTE and LTE-Advanced releases.
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