The Hyperscale Evolution of 5G
September 29, 2021
Hyperscalers have significantly ramped up their 5G activity over the past 2 years. However, there’s a particular lack of clarity around the hyperscalers’ ambitions for the Radio Access Network (RAN) itself and how they each intend to integrate RAN functionality into their offerings. Will it be enough to mimic the RANs provided by the current crop of MNOs? Or, will the hyperscalers need to push much, much further if they’re to realise the full scope of potential benefits of marrying the cloud and 5G? In this article, we explore where the hyperscalers might be headed.
Engineering Insights: SDR on the RFSoC
March 11, 2021
Today we're starting an occasional series of articles by our engineers where they’ll share their particular insights and experience of what it takes to build our open software for mobile wireless networks. This first piece is by Oriol Font-Bach, PhD, our FPGA Team Lead. In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the truth is that we, SDR engineers, hackers and lovers, are living quite an exciting period. Not only are we participating in shaping the future of communications with our 4G and 5G implementations, but we are also being equipped with processing solutions which were unthinkable just a few years ago.