5G vRAN Over Less than Ideal Backhaul

Date: Tuesday July 10
Time: 11:00 – 1:00
Room: TBD

Panel Abstract: Virtualized radio access network (vRAN) technology could be key to delivering better network performance, lower TCO, and additional revenue streams and its introduction is seen by many as an important step towards 5G implementation. However in many locations around the world backhaul technologies that are most appropriate for deployment (e.g. wireless backhaul) may not meet all of the stringent KPIs that are desired for vRAN. What are these non-ideal backhaul technologies and what are the non-ideal requirements.

Panel Attendees:
•       Chair: Helen Ojha founder Collinear
•       Renuka Bhalero, Facebook
•       Stanley Chia, Vodafone
•       Ajay Rajkumar, Bell Labs
•       Gary Croke,  Aviat