5G and Optical Network Transformation in Asia/Pacific

5G and Optical Network Transformation in Asia/Pacific

5G will require advanced coherent optical technologies, software defined networking control, service orchestration, and automation of the optical network, including XHaul, midhaul, and backhaul. Starting from day one, the fronthaul will require a minimum of 25GE ports at the remote radio units and this will rapidly increase to requiring at least 50GE. Consequently, it is imperative that from the beginning, SPs design for the anticipated capacity, while utilizing cloud-native technologies to provide for an agile, adaptive, and programmable optical network. "The optical transport challenges are significant for CSPs," says Bill Rojas, adjunct research director, IDC's Asia/Pacific Communications Group. However, he adds that "NEPs have invested significant resources in solving the technical challenges to provide a five-year road map for CSPs to invest in."

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Coherent Optical Transmission — Making 100—400G+ Possible
SD Optical Networking and Programmability
Case Study: Rakuten and SDN-based Optical Networking
Adaptive and Intelligent Optical Transport
Case Study: Reliance Jio — Building Automation into the Fiber to the "X" Network
Case Study: Bharti Airtel — Building a Hybrid OTN Network
Case Study: SKT's 5G-PON —Fronthaul Network
Optical Networking Needs in Vertical Industries
Case Study: Korea Railway Network Authority
Advice for the 5G SP
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