Wednesday, 15 August 2018

How mobile centric fibre increases 4G capacity and builds strong foundations for 5G

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Tuesday 05 June 18

Total Telecom caught up with David Hilliard, chief executive at Mentor Europe, to discuss the ways in which mobile centric fibre is revolutionising the industry

What trends are you noticing developing in Britain’s mobile connectivity landscape? Network densification is the key trend for us - for two reasons. To boost capacity for 4G - and to shore up the deployment of high frequency spectrum for 5G.  Massive MIMO antenna usage is also growing, but this is very much the last ‘roll of the dice’ for Macro base stations, before densification is inescapable.   Densification brings a wealth of exciting technologies - like Small Cells and Cloud-RAN solutions. But a crucial piece of the jigsaw is still missing. And that’s Dark Fibre. It’s essential to deliver two things. The very high bandwidth required for densification – and the &ldquo…

What trends are you noticing developing in Britain’s mobile connectivity landscape? Network densification is the key trend for us - for two reasons. To boost capacity for 4G - and to shore up the deployment of high frequency spectrum for 5G.  Massive MIMO antenna usage is also growing, but this is very much the last ‘roll of the dice’ for Macro base stations, before densification is inescapable.   Densification brings a wealth of exciting technologies - like Small Cells and Cloud-RAN solutions. But a crucial piece of the jigsaw is still missing. And that’s Dark Fibre. It’s essential to deliver two things. The very high bandwidth required for densification – and the &ldquo…

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