“As we approach the 5G era, ABI Research believes that we stand at the threshold of wide V-RAN deployments within DAS, small cells, and macrocell networks. We also believe that MNOs will capitalize on the V-RAN promises of lower costs, enhanced performance, neutral host operation, and integration with other virtualized functions, such as MEC.” – Nick Marshall, Research Director at ABI research.
Dali met with experts from ABI Research earlier this year to discuss how the network fronthaul is evolving to support the requirements of 5G. In the following paper ABI introduces the drivers of fronthaul innovation and the key characteristics of a next-generation fronthaul, “Fronthaul Leverages Virtualization for 5G-Ready V-RAN”.
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