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LTE in unlicensed spectrum and Wi-Fi: Looking beyond coexistence
The first time I heard about LTE in the 5 GHz license-exempt band, my reaction was: “Why do we need it? Wi-Fi works well, it’s cheap, and it’s in every device.”
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The importance of physical location in a virtualized world
Virtualization in the RAN and in the core frees mobile operators from restrictions about physical location – they can locate and distribute functionality across the network as they see fit. This is not because physical location is no longer important. Quite the opposite, it is precisely becaus...
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New report on RAN virtualization available
Senza Fili new report in collaboration with RCR Wireless News, “Charting the path to RAN virtualization: C-RAN, fronthaul and HetNets”, discusses the market trends, operator requirements, and technology opportunities driving the transition to a virtualized RAN, through the deployment of ...
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New report Charting the path to RAN virtualization: C-RAN, fronthaul and HetNets
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Report topics
- Where does RAN virtualization fit in?
- The emergence of a new RAN topology. From distributed RAN to C-RAN and virtualized RAN
- From local to advanced C-RAN. Multiple types of C-RAN to target different environments
- Picking the right C-RAN architecture. Assessment of multiple tradeoffs crucial to successful C-RAN deployments
- The path to virtualization. The role of the RAN within the NFV platform
- Fronthaul, the great enabler of C-RAN and vRAN architectures. A bottleneck or a requirement to meet?
- Fronthaul beyond CPRI. CPRI alternatives attract operators’ attention
- Tradeoffs can ease the way to RAN virtualization. Functional split options to facilitate or enable the transition to C-RAN
- Drivers to a virtualized RAN: cost. Cost dynamics in the short term and in the long term
- Drivers to a virtualized RAN: mobility and interference management. Toward a more efficient use of network resources in densified networks
- Drivers to a virtualized RAN: statistical multiplexing. Leveraging uneven traffic distribution to optimiz
e resource utilization
- Implications: The death of the cell? Moving baseband processing to the cloud erases RAN boundaries

Interviews included in the report:  Airvana, ASOCS, Fujitsu, Radisys, SOLiD, Oi, Orange, Softbank and Telefonica

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