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The Sun

5G – the fifth generation of mobile networks is coming - Are you ready?

What impact will this have on your existing network?

Are you ready for the hype? by Ray Hagen

5G technology is scheduled to be released in 2018, or early 2019, but in reality, we are still two, maybe three years away from a large scale rollout as Telecom providers run trials and prepare their networks to cope with the huge increase in demand for communication. The growing need for higher speeds and instant, reliable services are all leading to pressure on providers to improve their networks and services. As data consumption increases, the various network segments, and the interfaces between them need to increase in capacity to serve this traffic.

Fundamentally, the right network foundation will need to be laid in order to deploy 5G, but there are technologies available which are ideal for providing both the fibre access and data rates required for 5G fronthaul and backhaul.

How can ProLabs support your 5G network needs?

EON – NSV – OTDR: Coming Soon

  • Optical time-domain reflectometer
  • Quickly locates faults and issues in optical fibre networks, allowing reactive troubleshooting of any performance issues within the fibres.
  • More information coming soon…

Passive Optical Network (PON):

  • Efficient usage of fibres
  • Good reach
  • Cost effective:
    • Lower power
    • High density
  • Dominant FTTH technology:
  • As 5G needs fibre everywhere, it’s a logical expansion of the FTTH network to provide Fibre to the Cell over the same infrastructure.

100G Connectivity:

  • 100G solutions can support by increasing bandwidth, minimising aggregation and significantly improving overall efficiency.

Single Fibre:

  • Bi-Directional:

Double the bandwidth on existing fibres at relatively low cost.

  • HD CWDM:

Double circuit capacity over existing CWDM infrastructure, reducing time and expense.

  • Fibre to the Home – EPON & GPON, Ethernet
  • Carrier Ethernet/Fibre to the Building – CWDM & DWDM – 1G & 10G, SFP, SFP+
  • Wireless Backhaul – 1G & 10G CWDM & DWDM
  • Fibre to the Node – CWDM & DWDM, 1G, 2.5G, 10G SFP, SFP+ XFP
  • Core network 40G/100G

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