Sunday, 20 May 2018

BT tests G.fast for copper-based backhaul

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Tuesday 09 February 16

U.K. incumbent says technology removes need to invest in dedicated fibre connections.

BT on Tuesday claimed a world first by successfully using G.fast to operate a cloud RAN (C-RAN) over copper lines. C-RAN is designed to improve the performance and lower the cost of operating mobile networks by virtualising and centralising a cell tower's baseband unit (BBU) and connecting it to the tower's transmitters via a dedicated fibre link…

BT on Tuesday claimed a world first by successfully using G.fast to operate a cloud RAN (C-RAN) over copper lines. C-RAN is designed to improve the performance and lower the cost of operating mobile networks by virtualising and centralising a cell tower's baseband unit (BBU) and connecting it to the tower's transmitters via a dedicated fibre link…

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