5G Transport

Enhanced mobile broadband, massive machine-type communications, and ultra-reliable and ultra-low latency communications are the primary use cases that define 5G.

While most of the industry focuses on 5G NR, the transport network has a critical role to play in 5G by providing the fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul infrastructure – collectively known as “xhaul” –

That will enable these new use cases and applications economically and at scale. In this special, multi-sponsored Light Reading webinar, top 5G experts from Ericsson, Fujitsu, Juniper, and VIAVI Solutions will discuss exactly what operators need to do to architect, build/upgrade, and maintain their xhaul transport networks to support massive 5G deployments.

Including the roles of fiber, DWDM, microwave, switching/routing, and network testing.

Topics addressed in the webinar will include: Operator bandwidth requirements in fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul segments and the impacts on the transport network
Why and how should operators implement network slicing in their transport networks?
Transport and synchronization SLAs and network testing methods WDM-based fronthaul versus Ethernet-based fronthaul
The impact of open operation in the RAN via the ORAN Alliance.