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Fujitsu: Fronthaul and beyond in the C-RAN
The growing presence of C-RAN topologies is expanding the role of fronthaul in transport. In this conversation with Femi Adeyemi, Distinguished Solutions Architect at Fujitsu, we talked about the evolution in transport, driven by C-RAN and 5G.
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New report: Massively densified networks. Why we need them and how we can build them
Densification is more than small cells. Or DAS. Or Wi-Fi. The demand to carry more traffic, to more device types, with more reliability and lower latency creates the need for networks that not only have a higher density of RAN access points, but that are fundamentally different. The atomic, discrete...
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Backhaul, fronthaul, xhaul?
I am starting to work on a new report on this topic (and yes it will cover mmW and fixed wireless too). If there is anything you'd like to discuss or share, let me know 
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NEW REPORT

Massively densified networks. Why we need them and how we can build them 

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Densification is more than small cells. Or DAS. Or Wi-Fi. The demand to carry more traffic, to more device types, with more reliability and lower latency creates the need for networks that not only have a higher density of RAN access points, but that are fundamentally different. The atomic, discrete networks we have today are morphing into pervasive networks, that are distributed and moving closer to devices and subscribers. 

In this report we look at what enables operators to move from ad-hoc to massive densification, and how that changes wireless networks. These are the directions we explore:

The big question: Indoor / Outdoor
Drivers: Coverage / Capacity
Performance: Capacity / Latency
Architecture: Small cells / DAS
Network:  Distributed / Centralized
Technology: Cellular / Wi-Fi
Unlicensed spectrum: LTE / Wi-Fi
Spectrum: Sub-6 GHz / Millimeter wave
Interference: Co-channel / Separate channel
Backhaul: Fiber / Wireless
Fronthaul: CPRI / Xhaul
Access point density: High / Low
Business model: Single operator / Shared deployment

The report includes extensive interviews with ecosystem players such as Anritsu, Ascom Network Testing, CommScope, InterDigital, Kathrein, Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung Networks, SOLiD, SpiderCloud Wireless. BT and DOCOMO Innovations’ interviews represent the operator’s perspective. The Caroline Panthers and an anonymous interviewee at a global retail company tell us what the venue owners expect from densification and are willing to contribute to make it a success.

Webinar: Preview of the reportOur webinar guest was Kevin Schmonsees from Beam Wireless. He told us how densification with DAS and Wi-Fi improved the fan experience at Carolina Panthers' BoA Stadium in Charlotte.

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 Senza Fili events

Webinar 
Improving latency and capacity in transport for C-RAN and 5G. Trends in backhaul, fronthaul, xhaul and mmW
December 13, 2016 at 8:00 am PT, 11:00am ET, 4:00 pm BST (UTC+1), 5:00 pm CEST
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Upcoming conferences
Carrier Network Optimization, with MEC focus day, Palo Alto, December 5-8, 2016
RAN USA, San Francisco, January 24-25, 2017
Enterprise IoT 5G Summit 2017, Austin, March 28-29, 2017
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 27-March 2, 2017

Recorded webinars

Massively densified networks. Why we need them and how we can build them
September 14, 2016 at 8:00 am PT, 11:00am ET, 4:00 pm BST (UTC+1), 5:00 pm CEST, 11:00 pm HKT
Presenters:
Monica Paolini, President and Founder, Senza Fili Consulting
Kevin Schmonsees, CTO, Beam Wireless and representing the Carolina Panthers
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Enabling Smart Macro Network Enhancements With Mobile Network Testing
With Monica Paolini, Senza Fili, and Arnd Sibilia, Technology Marketing Manager, Rhode & Schwarz Mobile Network Testing
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Voice comes to the fore, again VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling redefine voice
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Mobile backhaul: Successfully assuring performance for increasingly complex networks, with Monica Paolini, President at Senza Fili, and Sergio Zveibil, Product Marketing Manager at InfoVista 
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