NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Communications service providers (CSPs) must start planning now for phased cloud-RAN migration, or risk limiting 5G-related opportunities."
Cloud-RAN is a radical new architecture that separates the radio/antenna from the network functions, and virtualises the latter in a central location. The resulting flexibility is a significant enabler of 5G, allowing the operator to allocate resources where needed and making a far wider range of services viable. This report analyses the urgent business need for cloud-RAN for many mobile network operators (MNOs) and the key steps that vendors can take to address the barriers that are deterring many MNOs from adopting the technology.
- establishes why a failure to plan for cloud-RAN will compromise the 5G business case for many MNOs
- identifies the MNO groups that most need cloud-RAN
- discusses the barriers to deployment
- outlines the solutions that radio and IT vendors can provide to lower these barriers and accelerate adoption
- identifies how open standards and creative solutions (championed by vendors) will enable profitable 4G and 5G models for MNOs and the wider service provider base.
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