How Cloud RAN is Essential for Faster 5G Deployment

15 June 2018

Mobile tech company Mavenir explained the need for Cloud RAN to drive the evolution of 5G while speaking at 5G World this week.

The future of 5G network deployment will be dependent on a flexible Cloud RAN architecture, according to mobile technology company Mavenir and its partner Intel. 

Speaking on stage at 5G World at the Excel centre in London this week, John Baker, SVP of business development at Mavenir discussed the evolution from 4G to 5G networks.

 

John Baker at 5G World

 

Speaking on stage at 5G World at the Excel centre in London this week, John Baker, SVP of business development at Mavenir discussed the evolution from 4G to 5G networks. "We’re moving from all the distributed, customised hardware to fully automated testable software that can allow new services to be put in at 24-hours notice. The network of the future is really all about software in terms of how it’s structured, automation, tests, and Cloud RAN software,” he said.

Cloud RAN, also referred to as Centralised-RAN, is a cloud computing architecture that has traditionally been used to support wireless network standards from 2G to 4G. With the future implementation of 5G, Mavenir believes a flexible Cloud RAN is essential for effective network infrastructure.

“It’s all about designing networks for failure, rather than designing it for reliability and that’s the whole new challenge that’s going to come along,” Baker said.

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