Road to 5G built on Fibre

Road to 5G built on Fibre

Today, every two days we create as much data as we have from the beginning of time till 2003. Connectivity is now as important as running water and electricity, and Smarter Networks are the new core infrastructure

Launch of 5G is going to catapult data usage to a whole new level. 5G is all set to move beyond mobile, to the world of billions of connected devices and pave way for a new era of consumer-technology interactions

As we begin to understand how 5G will change the world, there is a need to understand how current networks will evolve to support this big change

In the foreseeable future, network augmentation needs for 5G will be driven by extensive fibre roll outs around the world

  • Adoption of small cells networks is critical to network densification. Small cells can be backhauled over copper, microwave or fibre. With fibre being most scalable, secure and cost effective option, it is expected to play a pivotal role in 5G rollout world over
  • Tower backhaul is another area which is critical to 5G rollout. Need for reliable and secure data transmission in backhaul networks make fibre the most suitable option
  • With big data explosion and manifold increase in data centres, fibre will be critical to meet the speed, latency and capacity requirements

Top communication service providers (CSPs) across the world are gearing up for the 5G launch and are cognizant of the ‘fibre imperative’

Extensive fibreization in the front haul and access networks will translate into considerable monetary benefits for the CSPs in the form of:

  • Reduced TCO for backhaul
  • Higher revenue per site
  • Better QoE and satisfied customers