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Cisco on Routed Optical Networking: The automation of it all (Part 2)

Cisco vision of network automation focused on visibility, intelligent data insights, and action Editor’s note: For the first installment in this two-part series, click here to read, “Cisco on Routed Optical Networking: The efficiency of it all (Part 1)”.  5G is maturing but new service revenues...

Cisco on Routed Optical Networking: The operational efficiency of it all (Part 1)

Enhancements to Routed Optical Networking solutions can lower power consumption up to 45%, Cisco says I’ve been covering 5G as a broad subject area for about six years and change. Looking back at that body of work, the vast, vast majority is focused on how...

Telefónica Vivo works with Cisco, NEC to build automated transport network

The IP transport network deployment is part of the Telefónica Vivo Fusion Network Project, which leverages automation to incorporate services into a single network infrastructure Telefónica Vivo is deploying what it says is a simplified and automated, 5G-ready IP transport network for its converged...

UTStarcom, China Unicom work to develop 5G transport network solution

Telecom infrastructure provider UTStarcom announced progress with China Unicom Research Institute in their cooperative development and field testing of a disaggregated networking solution for 5G transport networks. China Unicom Research Institute is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Unicom, one of the major mobile carriers...

Samsung, Ciena partner to address ‘blurring between RAN, transport and core’

Samsung and Ciena say their joint solution set will enable faster, pre-validated implementations of 5G networks Normal 0 false false false EN-US ...

Telenor selects NEC, Cisco for 5G xHaul transport networks in Norway, Denmark

Telenor has selected NEC and Cisco to deploy 5G xHaul transport networks in Norway and Denmark. Deemed “a flagship initiative,” this project positions Telenor as one of the first carriers to benefit from the Global System Integrator Agreement (GSIA) established between NEC and Cisco...

Ericsson and partners trial W-band for increased 5G backhaul capacity

5G will require more advanced backhaul solutions Ericsson announced that its W-band (92 GHz -114 GHz) trials, conducted in partnership with Deutsche Telekom and Cosmote, proved the viability of the frequency bands for multi-gigabit wireless backhaul capacities for 5G and 6G. Currently, wireless backhaul uses frequency...

Nokia scores 5G transport wins from Rakuten Mobile, LG Uplus

LG Uplus using Nokia SDN for 5G transport automation In discussions around operator 5G capex, the radio access and core networks get most of the mindshare. However, in tandem with RAN and core investments, telcos are also investing in 5G transport in order to effectively...

Transport networks have to evolve as 5G scales

  Ericsson: “The performance of 5G is directly impacted by transport” When considering 5G, the current focus of industry discussion is largely on radio access --certainly a key element given that it connects the end user with the network. But, in addition to enhancements to the...

Ericsson to deploy transport network for Russian carrier MegaFon

  Russian carrier MegaFon has selected Ericsson to develop a new nationwide transport network which will pave the way for the future deployment of 5G technology, the Swedish vendor said in a statement. As part of the three-year contract, Ericsson will supply mobile transport solutions based...

Multi-gigabit connectivity: Why you need a 5G transport network now (Reader Forum)

LTE: Not over yet In early December of 2010, Verizon launched the world’s first LTE network. Less than a decade later, we are entering the 5G era. However, 4G/LTE is not over yet. 4G/LTE gave us an end-to-end, all-IP networking environment – from end-user devices, over...

5G integrated transport solutions and key technologies based on OTN evolution

  As a new generation of mobile communication standards, 5G becomes a hotspot in the industry. The 5G network provides eMBB (enhanced Mobile Broadband), uRLLC (ultra Reliable & Low Latency Communication) and mMTC (massive Machine Type of Communication) services, and has new requirements of transport...

Today’s assurance vs tomorrow’s assured networks, Part 1 (Reality Check)

Our networks have matured over the years, and as we roll into a new realm of 5G, we’re left revisiting, revising and even reinventing our approach to service level agreements (SLA) and assurance. Bluntly put, our current approach to SLA assurance is, well, not...

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