What does 5G offer us?
5G networks offer lower latency, greater flexibility, and increased bandwidth compared to 4G technology. These improvements are due to 5G fronthaul networks using different hardware and networking protocols to earlier generation networks.
The different benefits of this technology shift
While this technology shift delivers more versatile, scalable, and cost-effective networks, moving away from circuit switched networks or leased lines means 5G fronthaul networks are now subject to Ethernet impairments at the packet level.
Testing for optimal user experience
Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs), Network Infrastructure Providers (NIPs) and Service Providers (SPs) need a way to test how their equipment and applications cope with these network impairments if they want to optimize user experience. This requires rigorous testing in the lab, before the network is deployed.
Why ethernet impairment ethernet impairment testing is crucial?
This White Paper examines why Ethernet impairment testing is crucial in developing, testing, and deploying successful 5G fronthaul networks. We’ll also highlight the protocols that need particular attention and offer advice on what to consider when optimizing your equipment or application performance in 5G fronthaul networks.