radio access network


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radio access network

A wireless network that uses radio frequencies, which includes the technologies used in the air interface, base stations, core network and user devices. The term radio access network (RAN) is widely used when referring to cellular networks. For example, it is used with GSM and UMTS systems. GRAN (GSM RAN) and UTRAN (UMTS Terrestrial RAN) are GSM and UMTS radio access networks. See GSM and UMTS.
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The new Nokia Services portfolio for the AirScale Cloud RAN and AirFrame Data Center will assist operators in accelerating the planning, design, roll-out and operations of their cloud-based radio access networks.
The main focus in this work is on the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telephony System) Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN) connected to a wired network, see Figure 1.
is a developer of wireless technologies and the pioneer of the Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) platform.
Under the agreement Nokia would deliver GSM base station subsystem and WCDMA 3G radio access network infrastructure.
The MORAN network is undoubtedly the first of its own kind in the world to provide a complete series of Radio Access Network sharing equipment for multi operators.
It integrates directly into an operator's existing radio access network through a residential broadband connection.
The new CommProve deployment would expand the potentialities of Cell C's existing system to offer IuB interface monitoring and radio access network insight.
Under the agreements, to be signed for three-year periods, Nokia will become the radio-access network supplier for the 3G network in the UK and a major radio access network supplier for the 3G network in France.
Rapid growth in the number of subscribers and in data-network usage has challenged the 3G radio access network in both RF capacity and data throughput performance; measuring across the last hop from base station to mobile device is essential for troubleshooting and optimization; and without visibility to the air interface, network operators must manually correlate data from independent drive test and protocol analysis tools.
today announced it will participate in a joint demonstration of the next-generation radio access network as part of the C-RAN collaboration project with China Mobile Communications Co.
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Mobile operators are further challenged to adapt the transport layer to support the increased needs of the evolving radio access network.