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5G and the Transport Network: Operator Strategies

Published by IDC Product code 822900
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5G and the Transport Network: Operator Strategies
Published: April 10, 2019 Content info: 25 Pages
Description

This IDC Perspective outlines the role of the transport network in the 5G era, surveys the solutions available, and explores mobile operators' views and plans with regard to ensuring their transport network can meet the demands that 5G will place upon it. "The higher data rates and lower latency of 5G will place new demands on the mobile transport network," said John Delaney, Associate VP of Mobility, IDC Europe. "Will operators successfully anticipate these demands? Or will backhaul become a bottleneck again?"

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Product Code: EMEA43343318

Executive Snapshot

Situation Overview

  • The Mobile Transport Network: Bottleneck or Booster?
  • Technology Options for the Mobile Transport Network
    • Fiber-Optic Cable
    • Radio Transmission
    • Ethernet
    • Integrated Access and Backhaul

Advice for the Technology Buyer

  • Mobile Operators and the 5G Transport Network
    • 5G Will be Deployed by Operators in Phases, Starting in 2019
      • Phase 1: 5G NSA
      • Phase 2: 5G SA
    • 5G and the Transport Network: Views and Expectations of Four Tier 1 European Operators
    • Plans and Timescale for 5g Deployment
      • BT (EE)
      • Orange
      • Telefonica
      • Vodafone
    • The State of the Transport Network
      • BT (EE)
      • Orange
      • Telefonica
      • Vodafone
    • The Impact of 5G on the Transport Network
      • BT (EE)
        • Densification
        • Ultra-Low Latency
      • Orange
      • Telefonica
      • Vodafone
  • Vendors and the 5G Transport Network
    • Mobile Network Vendors
      • Ericsson
      • Huawei
      • Nokia
    • IP and Optical Providers
      • ADTRAN
      • Cisco
      • Colt
      • Infinera
      • Juniper Networks
  • The Impact of 5G on the Transport Network: Essential Guidance
    • Key Messages
    • Recommendations

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