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How to ensure emerging RAN requirements are actually supported by transport
Operators are rolling out many new tricks to get more capacity into their networks – Massive MIMO, Licensed Access Assist (LAA), higher order carrier aggregation, and Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP). With 5G will come even more advanced spectrum sharing techniques. What all of these techniques have in common is the need for new basebands, and much more demanding coordination between basebands. Read on for how to how to ensure these emerging RAN requirements in LTE and 5G will actually be supported by the transport network.