TECH SUPPLIER Nov 2019 - Market Perspective - Doc # AP45221720

5G and Optical Network Transformation in Asia/Pacific

By: Bill RojasAdjunct Research Director, IDC Asia/Pacific, Nikhil BatraSenior Research Manager, Hugh UjhazyVice President, IoT and Telecommunications

Table of Contents

Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: CSPs Have Already Begun Their Optical Network Transformation Journey

New Market Developments and Dynamics

Table: APJ (Excluding Greater China) 5G Incremental Optical Transport Spending

Coherent Optical Transmission — Making 100—400G+ Possible

Figure: Optical Spending in APJ (Excluding Greater China)

Figure: APJ (Excluding Greater China): 4G Basestation Growth, 2018—2023

Figure: APJ (Excluding Greater China): 5G Basestation Growth, 2018—2023

Figure: 5G Connectivity Types

SD Optical Networking and Programmability

Table: ROADM Implementations

Figure: Wavelength Switching Versus Digital Switching

Figure: The Three Components of ROADM Blade: WSS, Channel Monitor, Optical Amplifier

Figure: Virtual Building Blocks with Service Orchestration

Case Study: Rakuten and SDN-based Optical Networking

Figure: Rakuten's SD Network Will Deploy Programmable Coherent Optical Network, Hypervisors, VNFs, Kubernetes, and Containers.

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


Figure: 5G Will Require More Than 3x of Capacity in the Fronthaul Compared Relatively to 4G LTE.

Figure: XHaul Control Architecture

Case Study: SKT's 5G-PON —Fronthaul Network

Figure: 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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