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What’s in store for 5G transport networks: A look ahead into emerging technologies and new use cases - Part 1

  • March 21, 2019

Sébastien Prieur

Product Line Manager, EXFO

With more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Sébastien has held lead roles in areas ranging from hardware design to product and team management. He has brought his expertise and passion for technology and innovation to prominent companies such as EXFO, Marconi Communications and Simpler Networks. He initially joined EXFO in 2006 as Technical Leader and is now Product Line Manager for the Transport & Datacom business unit. Sébastien holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Montreal’s École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS).

With 5G, more data than ever before—exponentially more—will need to move at faster rates, more reliably and with extremely low latency than previously imagined. With such high expectations, there’s big pressure on the transport network to get 5G transformation done right. So how does that all break down for fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul networks and what are the fundamental technologies required for emerging 5G services?

This 2-part webinar series will delve into new requirements and relevant challenges inherent in an evolving transport network, as well as address test parameters to measure critical performance criteria for latency, capacity and throughput.    

Part 1: Enabling new 5G services: Key technology requirements and challenges for transport networks

Part 1 of the webinar series will provide deeper insights into the new technical requirements and challenges faced by network operators as legacy/4G transport infrastructure will be required to coexist with 5G. We will cover emerging technologies such as eCPRI/xRAN, Ethernet-based fronthaul, time-sensitive networking (TSN), as well as new capabilities including functional split options and network slicing. We will also explore how new 5G deployments will have a significant impact on the underlying transport infrastructure.

 

Register for part 2 of this webinar