- Speaker: Anthony Magee, senior director, business development, mobile, ADVA
- Topics: Fronthaul network planning for mobile evolution towards O-RAN
- When: Wednesday, June 22, 10:20 a.m. BST
- Where: CW Tec 2022, The Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, William Gates Building, Cambridge, UK: https://www.cambridgewireless.co.uk/events/cw-tec-2022-launching-new-wave-wireless-networks.
Mobile cell sites are evolving to require ever higher capacity backhaul while also increasingly moving to a centralized RAN architecture in urban areas. The introduction of massive MIMO antenna systems has driven the adoption of active antenna units that require a direct optical fiber connection between the radio/antenna system and the baseband unit.
In this session, Anthony Magee will explore the use of optical fiber for backhaul and midhaul while also investigating the use of fiber-based fronthaul in support of RF over fiber deployments, carrying CPRI, eCPRI and/or Open Fronthaul.