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5G and Optical Network Transformation in Asia/Pacific

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5G and Optical Network Transformation in Asia/Pacific
Published: November 28, 2019 Content info: 19 Pages

5G will require advanced coherent optical technologies, software defined networking control, service orchestration, and automation of the optical network, including XHaul, midhaul, and backhaul. Starting from day one, the fronthaul will require a minimum of 25GE ports at the remote radio units and this will rapidly increase to requiring at least 50GE. Consequently, it is imperative that from the beginning, SPs design for the anticipated capacity, while utilizing cloud-native technologies to provide for an agile, adaptive, and programmable optical network. "The optical transport challenges are significant for CSPs," says Bill Rojas, adjunct research director, IDC's Asia/Pacific Communications Group. However, he adds that "NEPs have invested significant resources in solving the technical challenges to provide a five-year road map for CSPs to invest in."

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Product Code: AP45221720

Executive Snapshot

New Market Developments and Dynamics

  • Coherent Optical Transmission - Making 100-400G+ Possible
  • SD Optical Networking and Programmability
    • Case Study: Rakuten and SDN-based Optical Networking
  • Adaptive and Intelligent Optical Transport
    • Case Study: Reliance Jio - Building Automation into the Fiber to the "X" Network
    • Case Study: Bharti Airtel - Building a Hybrid OTN Network
  • XHaul
    • Case Study: SKT's 5G-PON -Fronthaul Network
  • Optical Networking Needs in Vertical Industries
    • Case Study: Korea Railway Network Authority

Advice for the 5G SP

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