Next-Gen Transport and Routing: Key for 5G Success

Emir Halilovic – Principal Analyst

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  • Industry thinking around 5G transport is quickly shifting from capacity upgrades to boosting transport networks’ performance and making them intelligent enough to cater to advanced 5G use cases.
  • Another key issue that operators will need to tackle is 5G transport diversity and complexity; as 5G radio site types diversify, operators will need to build more diverse transport networks to cover all types of sites in their network.

In the first wave of 5G deployments, operators and other players in the telecommunications ecosystem have focused primarily on innovation in radio access, allowing for key improvements next-gen radio brings to existing services like mobile broadband. But as operators start to focus on truly game-changing 5G functionality that will enable IIoT and other advanced use cases, the importance of rebuilding and rethinking transport networks for 5G becomes very clear. Continue reading “Next-Gen Transport and Routing: Key for 5G Success”