New Transport Architectures for 5G

New Transport Architectures for 5G

As communication service providers (CSP) prepare for 5G network launches, they are coming to grips with the need to upgrade their transport networks to accommodate the high-speed, low-latency transport networks that can handle the timing and coordination required for the new 5G RAN architectures. Although there are several technology solutions available for transport as well as many vendors to choose from, CSPs are finding that there is no simple answer. Rather, the network topology will in most cases determine the type of transport network choices that they will need to make, says Shiv Putcha, contributing analyst, IDC Asia/Pacific.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
5G Introduces New Radio Access Network Architectures Needing Changes in Transport Networks
Distributed to Centralized to Virtualized RAN
Fronthaul and Midhaul
RAN Disaggregation with 5G Will Create a Huge Boom in Access Sites Needing Transport
Emerging 5G Technologies Will Require Greater Transport Capacity, Especially in Fronthaul
The Rise of Latency-Sensitive Applications Will Drive Further Capacity Demand in Transport
The Mix of Transport Solutions for 5g
Network Topology Will Suggest the Appropriate Transport Option
Intense Competition Amongst Vendors
Advice for the Services Provider
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