This report outlines the key steps taken recently to prove feasibility of RAN Virtualization, and the business challenges that remain for the VRAN.
In more than 100 pages of analysis, this report illustrates the technical issues with centralization and virtualization of LTE networks. The analysis clearly shows the benefits of split-baseband architectures and Hybrid RAN systems with some virtualized baseband functions, with other functions in local radio heads. Cost-benefit analyses for various case study scenarios are included.
Date Published: Jun 2016
Date Revised: Jun 2016
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CRAN VRAN Cloud RAN C-RAN V-RAN Coordinated RAN Centralized RAN hypervisor split baseband RRH CPRI
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