Shaping the 5G networks of tomorrow

As the fifth generation of wireless technology, known as 5G, is expected to create the "network of networks"—which will deliver higher bandwidth and lower latency than ever before—mobile network operators (MNOs) will need to evolve in three fundamental ways:

  • Densification. Densification will be necessary to get network access closer to individual users—along city streets, in buildings and everywhere in between. By adding more antennas, small cell sites as well as upgrading to MIMO and sector-splitting technologies, MNOs will be on track to offer speeds which will need to be at least 10 times faster than the current 4G technology.
  • Virtualization. To effectively manage spectrum, MNOs will need to shift the work of physical equipment to virtualized environments operating in centralized data centers using solutions such as centralized radio access networks (C-RAN),network function virtualization (NFV) and cell virtualization.
  • Optimization. If the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be 20 billion strong by 2020, MNOs will need to design their networks to accommodate the expansive demand by seeking more efficient network solutions such as moving their computing resources closer to the edge. 

With the vision of network technology continuing to evolve, CommScope’s experience and focus on progress can help you unlock the power and potential of 5G. 

To learn more about 5G networks, download our 5G FAQ today.

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