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A 5G Transport Inflection Point: What’s Next?A 5G Transport Inflection Point: What’s Next?

5G hit more than one billion subscribers globally in 2022, making it the most successful generation in mobile history. But the evolution of 5G, and the transport network that must support 5G, is far from complete. Massive rollouts of 5G services based on new midband spectrum, migration from non-standalone (NSA) to standalone (SA) 5G cores, virtualization of the RAN, edge cloud deployments for low latency, and 3GPP Release 18 (5G-Advanced) will drive significant change in both the RAN and the transport network. In this timely webinar, Heavy Reading will be joined by leading experts from Ericsson, Fujitsu, and Nokia to unveil key findings from Heavy Reading’s 2023 global 5G Transport operator survey exploring transport network considerations and requirements to meet the challenges of the next phase of 5G services. Topics addressed will include: Capacity expectations for 5G fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul How 5G-Advanced and stand a

Sterling Perrin

March 28, 2023

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A 5G Transport Inflection Point: What’s Next?

Date: Mar 28, 2023

Duration: 1 Hr

About the Author(s)

Sterling Perrin

Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

Sterling Perrin has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage areas at Heavy Reading include optical networking, cable MSO infrastructure and services, and digital content. He also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Quarterly Market Tracker, a special quarterly research service. Perrin joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities. Prior to IDC, Perrin worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine, and has also done consulting work for the research firm Current Analysis. Perrin is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.

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