Two worlds collide

Nokia

The evolution towards 4G, 4.x and 5G networks will introduce new demands on transport networks. The telecommunications industry agrees that future mobile evolutions are increasingly dependent on the availability of cost effective and geographically widespread backhaul solutions.

Passive optical networks for FTTH will become a very popular technology for Ethernet fronthaul and backhaul thanks to the cost-effectiveness of sharing the installed base of fiber infrastructure. Next generation PON with 10 Gbps (or even 40 Gbps) and low latency configurations will be vital for supporting the necessary levels of coverage, capacity and latency required by 5G.

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Commentary

5G and data center-friendly network architectures

Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

Webscale and transmission network operators' interests are aligning as the 5G era dawns

Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

Webscale and transmission network operators' interests are aligning as the 5G era dawns

Rémy Pascal / Analysys Mason

The launch of 5G by South Korean operators serves as a first benchmark for other operators around the world