VIRTUAL RANS SIMPLIFY ADMINISTRATION AND INCREASE FLEXIBILITY
April 04, 2019 / TIMO JOKIAHO
Radio access networks comprise antennas, base stations, and controllers. They are one of the most expensive elements in a mobile network as well as carrying the highest volumes and have so far required special software and hardware. Due to the technological complexity associated with wireless signal transmission, RAN performance is critical as it directly and noticeably impacts customer experience. A virtual RAN (vRAN) solution offers an alternative to part of proprietary, hardware-based radio access networks.