5G will require network upgrades and require new types of gear to address new network needs. Fronthaul gateways that allow both 5G NR and 4G LTE with traditional CPRI connections to coexist on the same network will become commonplace. Xilinx will discuss how fronthaul gateways may be built with our adaptable platforms. Further, we will show how the same hardware built for these fronthaul gateways can provide larger access services as well, including PON. Capital and operational costs must scale for cost-effective 5G services and Xilinx will show a path to a reducing CapEX, sparing inventory with ease of deployment.
Faisal Dada, Strategic Marketing Manager (Xilinx)