Open radio access networks offer advantages in locating network functions of proprietary RANs. Automation and orchestration let telecom networks do what computing networks have done for years.
While the International Microwave Symposium will also hold a virtual conference, exhibitors insisted on a live event albeit with COVID-19 restrictions.
Several themes have begun to emerge in the 6G community, providing some clues as to what the next generation might bring.
5G needs tighter timing requirements than do 4G networks. The timing must perpetuate from the radio throughout the telecom network core.
The RYZ014A module lets IoT device designers add 4G LTE Cat-M1 connectivity for low-speed data devices.
The MM5600 DPDT switch from Menlo Micro routes signals to 20 GHz, 40 Gb/sec. 5G is one of the technologies driving the need for higher-speed digital and RF signals. Those signals, which often run over differential pairs through a PCB, typically need switching. MEMS switches offer fast switching speeds with low power and low signal…
IEEE 1588 PTP and SyncE protocols keep radio units, switches, and distribution units in sync.
Spirent’s Landslide 5G Core (5GC) Automation Package contains test cases that network engineers can use to develop functional and performance tests, among others. Core networks perform many functions in cellular networks such as authenticating users, providing subscribed services, security, and connecting users to requested applications. 3GPP defines standards for how these 5G network functions communicate.…
The AirLink XR90 router from Sierra Wireless lets tablets and equipment connect to the cloud through cellular or Wi-Fi networks.
The open standards for radio access networks offer options for locating network functions. These functional split options depend on network services and available transport links.