TECH SUPPLIER Feb 2020 - Market Perspective - Doc # AP44757419
New Transport Architectures for 5G
By: Shiv Putcha
"As communication service providers (CSP) prepare for 5G network launches, they are coming to grips with the need to upgrade their transport networks to accommodate the high-speed, low-latency transport networks that can handle the timing and coordination required for the new 5G RAN architectures. Although there are several technology solutions available for transport as well as many vendors to choose from, CSPs are finding that there is no simple answer. Rather, the network topology will in most cases determine the type of transport network choices that they will need to make," says Shiv Putcha, contributing analyst, IDC Asia/Pacific.