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Smart xHaul Solutions

Smart xHaul Transport Solutions

Mobile data traffic is skyrocketing as subscribers increasingly rely on smartphones and portable devices for on-the-go access to digital video, navigation, and other online media and services. To enable the needed capacity increases, improve network performance, and reduce cost, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are turning to Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) architectures, which offer significant advantages over the existing distributed RAN architecture.

Versatile Architecture for Low Latency and High Reliability

The Fujitsu Smart xHaul solution uses the HFR flexiHaul product family, offering MNOs and wireline carriers a low-latency, high reliability optical transport option for a high-performance, cost-cutting C-RAN architecture.  Topologies include point-to-point; self-healing ring; hub and spoke; as well as hybrids of all these.  Temperature-hardened platforms capable of operating at -40°C to +65°C are used at both macro and small cell sites.

An End-to-End Solution Offering Migration to SDN/NFV and 5G Transport

The Smart xHaul family includes co-existence with the upcoming time-sensitive Ethernet transport for 5G services and can be part of a comprehensive solution that combines other Fujitsu platforms. Solutions can incorporate the FLASHWAVE CDS and 9500 platforms, managed using the NETSMART 1500 system with migration to SDN/NFV using the 1FINITY and Virtuora platforms. This complete portfolio addresses fronthaul, midhaul, backhaul, and core network requirements with a fully managed, end-to-end solution—from the small cell pole to the central core point of presence (PoP).

Smart xHaul Highlights

  • Speeds action to correct impairments because you can quickly distinguish between radio and optical impairments—and get the right technician to the right location the first time.
  • Boosts reliability with self-healing protection switching, available for active or passive configurations.
  • Consumes 50% less space and 50% less fiber plant than alternative platforms.
  • Zero-touch scaling aids migration from CPRI-3 to CPRI-4 to CPRI-5 and CPRI-7 while preserving your initial investment.
  • Smooths the migration path to 5G transport using time sensitive Ethernet offering co-existence with today’s platform.