Comparing Lower Layer Splits for Open Fronthaul Deployments
The transition to open RAN (Radio Access Network) based on interoperable lower layer splits is gaining significant momentum across the mobile industry. However, where best to split the open RAN is a complex compromise between radio unit (RU) simplification, support of advanced coordinated multipoint RF capabilities, consequential limitations on transport delay budgets as well as bandwidth expansion. This post compares the two leading alternative splits for realizing an interoperable open RAN.
Why WBA’s OpenRoaming is laying the foundation for a roaming revolution
OpenRoaming is set to revolutionize roaming, enabling access and identify partners with very different business models to co-operate in order to deliver seamless wireless service to users.
Open vRAN Update: NETCONF/YANG Comes to 5G RAN!
One of the key principles of the Open vRAN ecosystem that Cisco and its ecosystem partners announced earlier this year, is to establish open, standard interfaces and management for vRAN. Recently the xRAN Forum has defined the use of IETF’s NETCONF/YANG standard for programmatically configuring and managing its lower layer split RAN architecture.
Realizing a Multi-Vendor Virtualized RAN
Showcasing the results of the co-operation between Cisco, Open Air Interface and the open-nFAPI project: demonstrating how open-source can accelerate RAN modularization and ease the adoption of multi-vendor vRAN splits
Cisco joins Open Air Interface to accelerate open multi-vendor RAN splits
Cisco is pleased to announce we have joined the Open Air Interface (OAI) open source ecosystem and welcomes other members and researchers to contribute to this effort.
Heterogeneity as a New Network Normal
If 5G is going to deliver on its promise, it must be accompanied by an organizational transformation, where traditional boundaries are increasingly blurred.
RAN Virtualization: On the Road to 5G
This week we saw an important milestone in the digital transformation of the Radio Access Network (RAN) with the publication of the Small Cell Forum’s nFAPI specification. Cisco has been instrumental in driving the small cell industry by championing the virtualization work stream within the Small Cell Forum that resulted in the nFAPI specification. nFAPI […]
Click to Deploy Virtual HetNet Cuts Small Cell Deployment Time from Months to Minutes
There was significant Small Cells buzz during last months Mobile World Congress, where Cisco announced a range of innovative products and solutions that can be used to accelerate the market...