Cloud RAN: Deployment Focus and Standardization

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3Q 2021 | IN-6210


Cloud RAN Deployment Market Trends


As of June 2021, Ericsson updated its Cloud Radio Access Network (RAN) solution to include mid-band spectrums and massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) capability, which paves the way towards providing more comprehensive and highly performed cloud-native virtualized network services to cover widely expanded use cases in both the consumer and the enterprise markets. In this announcement, Ericsson explained its new Cloud RAN solution can be integrated into Communications Service Providers’ (CSPs) existing network infrastructure and capitalize on the full interworking between vertically integrated solution and cloud-native architecture. Driven by its Cloud Link solution, Ericsson unveils the new concept named Bluefield deployment, allowing CSPs to leverage their existing network infrastructure, in addition to advanced network functions, such as dynamic spectrum sharing, uplink booster, and carrier aggregation, to deploy the new cloud-native network in a timely manner.

By disaggregating software from hardware and running network functions on Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COT…

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