The 5G Fronthaul Handbook

August 1, 2021

Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable low latency communications, and massive machine-type communication (mMTC) are well understood and highly anticipated 5G use cases. The big challenge for network operators is how to support these use cases, and more, on the same network.
Much of the buzz to date has centered on 5G-NR (new radio), virtualized core, and mm-Wave spectrum. Receiving far less attention, but equally important as the new radio interface, is the evolution of the transport network that connects 5G nodes to enable the key 5G use cases—simultaneously.

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400G ZR+ Reshaping the Economics of Metro and IP Optical Networks

whitePaper | June 21, 2021

400G ZR+ is a disruptive technology that delivers 400G optical transmission in standard and interoperable pluggable form factors. With sourcing from multiple suppliers, 400G ZR+ promises to bring improved economics to service providers for transporting 100GbE, and growing 400GbE client traffic, all while being superior to 800G solutions that rely on expensive embedded and proprietary technology. This paper explores how service providers can quickly capitalize on all of the benefits of 400G ZR+ and essentially change the economics for IP and Optical transport.

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WEAVING THE 5G EDGE – THE ENABLING POWER OF PROGRAMMABLE FABRICS

whitePaper | June 22, 2021

5G brings edge computing to the forefront, and the edge has become much more complex and critical. For those contemplating new 5G rollouts or making non-standalone (NSA) to standalone (SA) transitions, understanding how to take advantage of this unique solution architecture could reduce costs and improve customer outcomes. This research brief will examine the novel use of programmable fabrics in edge architectures and how this hybrid approach can minimize the deployment footprint, reduce power consumption and cooling needs, and improve network performance.

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Time to Turn the Lights Out on SONET

whitePaper | June 21, 2021

ince its launch in the mid-1990s, SONET has been an extremely successful technology, with millions of nodes deployed and billions of dollars made from the incredibly diverse set of applications it has supported. This paper explains the technology evolution of SONET and lays out the case for why service providers should consider migrating their legacy networks to IP-based transport.

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Omdia Analyst Report: Converged Policy in 5G

whitePaper | July 18, 2021

In this Omdia White Paper, learn more on: How converged policy will evolve in 5G. Why operators need converged policy. How operators need converged policy. The importance of a cloud-native policy across NSA to SA migration.

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5G TERMS AND ACRONYMS

whitePaper | November 15, 2019

The promise of 5G is faster and more reliable communications. 5G opens doors to exciting new connections to Internet of Things (IoT) networks, autonomous driving, broadband wireless, and interruption-free video viewing. Whatever you develop 5G technology for, it will be imperative to understand design and test concepts and solutions across multiple dimensions. There are a lot of 5G terms and more on the way. We’ve got you covered – here’s a list of what’s out there today. Second-generation digital cellular networks used by mobile phones, designed as a replacement for analog first-generation radio (1G). Designed primarily for voice using digital standards.

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HOW TO SEIZE THE 5G OPPORTUNITY

whitePaper | May 26, 2021

5G is fast becoming a reality with widespread deployments expected by 2021. 5G will deliver speeds up to 1,000 times faster than 4G, as well as much lower latency and the ability to support huge numbers of devices connecting to the network simultaneously. Not only will 5G deliver benefits to the consumer in terms of increased speed, but it will unlock the full potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) and support the vast array of connected devices that will be prevalent.

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