5G is a game changer. The move to 5G will result in a set of diverse transport requirements driven by new use cases and the expectation of high-capacity, low-latency, reliable and secure communications. As the traditional distributed Radio Access Network (RAN) site disaggregates, the glue holding the 5G RAN together is the underlying transport network. A number of architectures are proposed, including distributed RAN (D-RAN), centralized RAN (C-RAN), virtualized RAN (V-RAN) and elastic RAN (E-RAN). On this Light Reading webinar, we will address the following:
- How do these different 5G architectures impact the underlying transport network?
- How do new 5G requirements affect the transport network, including new protocols, synchronization, large buffer size, automation and others?
- How can operators complement fiber with high-capacity microwave for both urban and rural applications?
- What can operators do today to address these changing requirements on transport and win the 5G race?