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Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom have developed a wireless 40 Gbps backhaul for 5G

By mongeese · 4 replies
Jan 13, 2019
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  1. The network spanned 1.4 km (0.9 miles) at Deutsche Telekom’s Service Center in Athens, where it could run at 40 Gbps stably with less than 100 ms of latency on the round trip, placing it within 5G’s goals. According to Ericsson, this is an “important milestone” towards 100 Gbps 5G networking.

    A backhaul is a connection between the core network and edge network, and it’s essential for 5G because of its range and signal resilience issues. Edge networks are smaller networks attached to the main one, and they include anything from a home network using a 5G router to a shopping mall with microcells that strengthen the signal within the large building.

    If 5G were to rely exclusively on a core network with massive cell towers, you’d be able to see several while looking out the window. If 5G had to backhaul to edge networks with fiber optic cables exclusively, it would cost substantially more. Wireless networking systems like what Ericsson is developing are cheaper, faster to deploy and don’t require individual permits.

    Ericsson’s goal is to establish 100 Gbps wireless backhaul networks, which would let 5G networks evolve from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps and beyond. Per Narvinger, Head of Product Area Networks at Ericsson said: “Our joint innovation project shows that higher capacity microwave backhaul will be an important enabler of high-quality mobile broadband services when 5G becomes a commercial reality.”

    Ericsson has a five-year contract with Deutsche Telekom, which kicked off in December 2017. Ericsson’s senior VP Arun Bansal says that they can deliver a 5G network in that time frame. "We listened to Deutsche Telekom and understood their urgency to have 5G-ready infrastructure in order to stay at the forefront." They'll run 4G on their 5G hardware until it is installed across the entire network, then they'll launch 5G with the flip of a switch sometime in the next few years.

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  2. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 823   +407

    Imagine having a device that can listen to all of this wireless traffic, decrypt and display it clear text/voice. Something like that room in batman's movie where he can see everything in the city going on.
    The feeling of power it could give someone with such ability!
    Almost feeling like a god looking down on peoples social life.
    Not that I would ever use such device for bad things, just
    educational reasons to study human psychology.
  3. seeprime

    seeprime TS Guru Posts: 382   +410

    So, Bruce, how much do you expect your new batcave mod to cost?
  4. bandit8623

    bandit8623 TS Addict Posts: 153   +58

    Under 100ms? fiber backhaul is under a few ms. dont expect to game on a 5G connection with this.
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,479   +3,037

    Careful, we’ve got a 5G conspiracist in out midst, or the world might end today.

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