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5G challenges from R&D to field deployment
Questions about 5G testing abound in contexts including R&D, fiber deployment in the field, xHaul transport, transceiver testing and open RAN evolution. Want answers? Our panelists have them. Join us on May 6 when industry experts Antonio Tartaglia (Ericsson), Luis Miguel Contreras Murillo (Telefónica), Harpinder Matharu (Xilinx) and Sophie Legault (EXFO) will share the lessons they’ve learned. After the panel discussion, join in-depth technical sessions with subject matter experts.
Along with new opportunities, 5G promises new challenges in many different contexts ranging from R&D labs to fiber infrastructure deployment in the field, plus high-speed transport, timing, new interfaces, new transceivers, and the evolution of the Open RAN ecosystem.
Our panel of industry experts have already dealt with 5G-related testing challenges.
Several new 5G requirements affect transport infrastructure and drive packet xHaul transport evolution.
This session will include an introduction to key fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul changes and present a latency demo.
5G data transmission rates are substantially higher than those of previous generations of networks. To make this promising development a reality while optical transceiver rates remain unchanged, network operators must install substantially more optical transceivers in each base station.
This densification effect filters down to transceiver vendor production lines. Vendors must produce and test thousands of units every day to meet demand, so they’re looking to save time during the manufacturing process. The biggest time saver? Testing solutions that are both extremely fast and exceptionally reliable.
In this session, we will review current challenges and testing best practices when qualifying 5G transceivers.
Manufacturing pressures are coming to the fore because 5G deployment calls for an enormous number of optical fiber components. These pressures apply to increasingly popular multi-fiber connectors, which also present key challenges.
Join us to discuss connector inspection best practices and to view a demo of the brand new FIP-500 Fiber Inspection Scope.
5G networks have extremely tight synchronisation requirements. cTE of class B T-BC calls for high accuracy, i.e., less than 20ns.
In this session, we’ll discuss the easy way to measure time error (TE) from the Ethernet path with a GNSS reference clock.
The rules are changing: How can we stay in the game?
EXFO’S first TEST Talk features Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy holding forth on key trends and challenges in labs and manufacturing, plus in-depth sessions and demos where we address the telecom industry’s changing rules and how researchers and manufacturers now have to play the game.
How to future-proof PIC testing
Next-generation photonic technology calls for next-generation testing capabilities. Find out more on April 22 when we discuss these capabilities with industry experts Ana González (EPIC), François Menard (AEPONYX), Shon Schmidt (Maple Leaf Photonics) and François Couny (EXFO). After the panel discussion, join in-depth technical sessions with subject matter experts.
New era of transceivers: 400G and beyond
Transceiver testing challenges loom large as the telecom industry defines 800G while also deploying 400G widely. Industry experts David J. Rodgers (Ethernet Alliance-Teledyne), Faisal Dada (Xilinx), Leo Lin (EXFO) and Jean-Marie Vilain (EXFO) share insights during a live panel discussion about the new wave of transceivers. After the panel discussion, join in-depth technical sessions with subject matter experts.