Tag Archives: C-RAN

Cloud RAN vs. Picocells: The Need for Integrative Approach in Next Generation Network Design.

By | April 18, 2013

When it comes to deciding on deploying small cell base stations, one is faced with a few options. One option is based on cloud RAN architecture with remote radio heads connected through optical fiber to a central base station housing the baseband processing. A second option is that of a compact base station which includes… Read More »

Cloud RAN vs. Small Cells: Trading Processing for Transport Cost.

By | March 17, 2012

Perhaps you heard of Cloud-based RAN (C-RAN), the latest acronym in the mobile industry. If you are familiar with “base station hotel,” then you’re familiar with this mobile network architecture. C-RAN takes the distributed base station architecture to its extreme: It pools the baseband processors in a central location and distributes remote radio headends which… Read More »