C-RAN and Fronthaul
RCR Wireless News’ Martha DeGrasse recently authored an article entitled “C-RAN and Fronthaul,” exploring facets of this emerging technology that is expected to play a major part in 5G telecom service.
C-RAN (centralized radio access network or cloud-based radio access network) and its implementation received commentary in the article by AWS Communications CEO Bobby “Mack” McClung:
“A big part of the information we deliver back is to determine the closest fiber,” McClung said. “We measure the distance to the closest fiber, and if it is not available then the next step obviously would be microwave backhaul.”