Empowering Fixed Mobile Convergence and Transport for 5G
ISE Magazine – 2020.05.01
‘While 2019 marked the year 5G deployments finally came to fruition, this year, we are witnessing a much wider rollout of this powerful technology as mass global rollout moves into high gear.
This realization of 5G deployments will bring yet another surge in network traffic – which for years now has already been growing dramatically. As much more than the next generation of mobile technology, 5G technology promises to be a game-changer in terms of broadband reach and user experience, opening up new innovative use cases for consumers and businesses alike, and new applications from autonomous cars and smart communities to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), remote surgery, and immersive education.
However, to be successful, an entire ecosystem around 5G technology needs to be in place, from transport networks capable of handling increased network traffic and network slicing, to end devices that can seamlessly leverage the optimal technology available, to billing and management systems that seamlessly hand-off between these networks.
With 5G set to take off faster than either of its predecessors (CCS Insight predicts that there will be one billion users of 5G by 2023), operators are seeking ways to rapidly prepare for this powerful new technology. However, if operators are to support the requirements and demands of 5G, the way they build, operate, and use both their fixed and mobile networks must fundamentally change.’