NEC Develops 5G Radio Units
February 28, 2019
has developed Radio Units (RU) for 5G base stations that comply with
O-RAN fronthaul specifications established by the O-RAN Alliance.
In the future, 5G is expected to require a large number of
small-coverage base station devices. NEC's RU are ideal for 5G
conditions as they are compact, lightweight and consume a low level of
power, which reduces installation and operation costs.
The amount of 5G network
traffic is rapidly increasing, which requires efficient configuration
and operation of mobile networks and network devices. The O-RAN
Alliance, in which major global telecommunications carriers and vendors
of telecommunications equipment participate, designs and promotes open
interfaces that enable multi-vendor interconnections, aiming to quickly
build highly scalable and intelligent networks by combining equipment
from several vendors.
aims to drive the global expansion of 5G by contributing to ecosystems
in radio access networks via interoperability testing between multiple
vendors' equipment that is compliant with O-RAN fronthaul
specifications," said Nozomu Watanabe, Senior Vice President, NEC