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Nokia’s cloud-RAN solution: trials demonstrate the benefits to operators in the 5G era

Roberto Kompany Senior Analyst, Research

"MNOs must choose their RAN virtualisation strategy to address 5G deployment challenges and deliver the same level of coverage as is currently provided by 4G networks."

Mobile network operators (MNOs) must commit to delivering high-quality networks to their customers, but to do so, they must invest in LTE capacity upgrades, while laying the groundwork for 5G. Nokia demonstrated its RAN virtualisation solution that will help MNOs to meet performance and latency requirements cost-effectively.

This case study provides:

  • an overview of the challenges that MNOs face as they prepare to deploy 5G
  • an analysis of MNOs’ opex and the reasons for pursuing a cloud-RAN trial with Nokia
  • an overview of Nokia's cloud-RAN solution and the benefits of the architecture.