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5G and the Transport Network: Operator Strategies

5G and the Transport Network: Operator Strategies

This IDC Perspective outlines the role of the transport network in the 5G era, surveys the solutions available, and explores mobile operators' views and plans with regard to ensuring their transport network can meet the demands that 5G will place upon it. "The higher data rates and lower latency of 5G will place new demands on the mobile transport network," said John Delaney, Associate VP of Mobility, IDC Europe. "Will operators successfully anticipate these demands? Or will backhaul become a bottleneck again?"

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
The Mobile Transport Network: Bottleneck or Booster?
Technology Options for the Mobile Transport Network
Fiber-Optic Cable
Radio Transmission
Ethernet
Integrated Access and Backhaul
Advice for the Technology Buyer
Mobile Operators and the 5G Transport Network
5G Will be Deployed by Operators in Phases, Starting in 2019
Phase 1: 5G NSA
Phase 2: 5G SA
5G and the Transport Network: Views and Expectations of Four Tier 1 European Operators
Plans and Timescale for 5g Deployment
BT (EE)
Orange
Telefónica
Vodafone
The State of the Transport Network
BT (EE)
Orange
Telefónica
Vodafone
The Impact of 5G on the Transport Network
BT (EE)
Densification
Ultra-Low Latency
Orange
Telefónica
Vodafone
Vendors and the 5G Transport Network
Mobile Network Vendors
Ericsson
Huawei
Nokia
IP and Optical Providers
ADTRAN
Cisco
Colt
Infinera
Juniper Networks
The Impact of 5G on the Transport Network: Essential Guidance
Key Messages
Recommendations
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