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4G 5G RAN Solution Brief_04252021

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Page 0 of 3 RADISYS SOLUTION BRIEF | Software Defined Wireless Access Professional Services Evolving 4G and 5G RAN The mobile service providers are grappling with increasingly complex megatrends. From 4G cloud RAN (C-RAN), 5G New Radio (NR), CBRS private LTE, NB-IoT, to multi-access edge computing (MEC), there are opportunities and challenges abound. As service providers globally reimagine the Radio Access Network (RAN) to usher in the next era of enhanced mobile broadband supporting streaming video and active device location tracking services; ultra-low-latency mobile communication supporting mission critical applications; and massive machine communications to drive mass adoption of IoT; they are embracing the concepts of unbundled, software defined, and programmable RAN. Software Defined Wireless Access Services Software-Defined Proprietary Vendor lock-ins, slow time to market and high innovation cost Integrated control and data, proprietary interfaces Pre-programmed control logic and fixed network resources Integrated RRU & BBU with high cost last mile transport Embedded Fixed Integrated Unbundled Programmable Flexible Open white box hardware and software (NFV, SDN) efficiencies Disaggregated control / data, Open APIs Programmable based on real world network conditions Deployment architecture and front haul agnostics Traditional RAN Next Generation Open RAN Software Modularity Application and Network Adaptability Deployability and Manageability Platform S O L U T I O N B R I E F

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