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Five Best Practices of C-RAN Introduction for Network-Based CSPs

Published: 20 September 2016

ID: G00298115

Analyst(s): Peter Liu , Kosei Takiishi


Centralized RAN/cloud RAN is the promising network architecture for network-based communications service providers in anticipation of 5G. This document provides CSP CTOs with a best-practice framework and case studies on commercial C-RAN and fronthaul deployments.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Optimize Your Network and Reduce Cell Interference by Implementing New Radio Access Technologies
  • Reutilize Existing Assets to Save Capital Expenditure
  • Visualize Operating Expenditure Breakdown, and Introduce More Efficient Equipment
  • Clarify Appropriate and Suitable Fronthaul Technologies
  • Test Cloud RAN to Find New Services and a Business Model

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