Fujitsu Releases Expanded Smart xHaul Solution for 5G Transport Networks

Open transport ecosystem empowers pay-as-you-go network transformation

RICHARDSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/FujitsuFNC?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#FujitsuFNClt;/agt;–Fujitsu
Network Communications
, Inc. today unveiled an expanded Smart
xHaul
transport solution to accelerate seamless and efficient
evolution to 5G networks. The complete solution, offered in
collaboration with HFR Networks, Inc. and Volta Networks, enables 5G
transport networks to leverage legacy 4G Centralized Radio Access
Network (C-RAN) fiber transport and cell sites. This advanced transport
ecosystem offers an open, disaggregated, pay-as-you-go architecture for
fast and efficient scaling to 5G services and edge computing, while also
lowering the transport service cost per bit.

“Expansion of the Smart xHaul transport solution in partnership with a
broad ecosystem is yet another demonstration of Fujitsu’s commitment to
advancing open 5G architecture. Fujitsu is a member of several industry
organizations working to develop open networks, including active
participation in the O-RAN Alliance,” said Paul Havala, head of the
optical business unit for Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “Our
disaggregated architecture solutions offer a more flexible approach to
network evolution for greater performance and cost efficiency with
minimal risk when aggregating and transporting 5G services.”

The Fujitsu Smart xHaul solution delivers automation and network
programmability through SDN control with open interfaces and enhanced
telemetry data collection, analytics and AI-based network
self-optimization. This comprehensive new 5G solution consists of
several key elements:

Intelligent Fronthaul

The expanded Fujitsu Smart xHaul transport solution incorporates new
intelligent fronthaul platforms for centralized and cloud-based RAN
architectures leveraging next-generation Packet RAN access technology by
HFR Networks. The M6424 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) aggregation and
transport switch series supports interfaces for CPRI, eCPRI and Ethernet
services. This temperature-hardened, one rack unit solution supports 24x
multi-rate client ports at up to 25G operation for 4G, 5G and Ethernet
service coexistence, along with 4x 100GbE network ports offering
multiple topologies. With high-precision timing, TSN offers
synchronization to the cell site remote radio, while maintaining low
latency variation for aggregated 4G and 5G traffic by preempting
Ethernet and Internet services. In addition, the M6424-R O-RAN compliant
Fronthaul Gateway platform includes a PHY-LOW networking interface that
significantly improves bandwidth efficiency and enables multi-vendor
interoperability between legacy and new base station equipment. With
this solution, a 5G overlay is not needed on existing 4G transport
networks, helping to reduce total costs and speed time to market of
lucrative new 5G services.

Disaggregated Cloud Control Plane

A cloud-based control plane architecture provided by Volta Networks is
integral to the new Smart xHaul solution. The virtual routing engine in
the cloud combined with agent software on the 1FINITY
S100
Switch platform, enables service providers to realize full
routing capabilities optimized to their specific application without the
limitations and excessive cost structures of legacy, monolithic routers
and transport elements. Disaggregating the control and user planes allow
scale out via linear resource scaling versus scaling up to a limit with
integrated control and user planes. As a result, the solution provides
pay-as-you-go efficient scaling to address initial migration from 4G to
5G, as well as diverse 5G multiservice operation using network slicing,
for greater intelligence, scalability and cost-efficiency without
network overlays.

Network Slicing

New 5G services will have diverse performance requirements to address a
range of use cases. To cost-effectively satisfy these requirements in
one network, Fujitsu enables network slicing operation with the Smart
xHaul solution. The solution leverages Fujitsu 1FINITY
S100
transport switches for midhaul and backhaul transport,
providing enhanced network slicing and cloud control segment routing to
reduce operational complexity, increase scalability and deliver better
infrastructure utilization versus traditional routers.

For more information about the latest Fujitsu Smart xHaul transport
solution, visit Fujitsu in Booth #2539 at the OFC Conference and
Exhibition, to be held March 3-7, 2019, in San Diego.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology
(ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions,
and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in
more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to
shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:
6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39
billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information,
please see www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., is a trusted partner to a broad
spectrum of customers across all industries, enabling them to realize
the maximum value from their communications networks. We are a
market-leading U.S.-based manufacturer of network equipment and a top
U.S. patent holder in optical networking. Our solutions combine the best
wireline, wireless, and software technology with extensive multivendor
services expertise to deliver custom, end-to-end network integration and
management solutions. For more information, please see http://us.Fujitsu.com/telecom,
connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/Fujitsu-network-communications,
and follow us on Twitter @FujitsuFNC.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo, “shaping tomorrow with you” and 1FINITY
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United
States and other countries. All rights reserved. All other company or
product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release
is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without
advance notice.

About HFR, Inc.

HFR, Inc. (KOSDAQ: 230240) is a leading global provider of mobile and
home access networking solutions with a portfolio of fronthaul,
backhaul, RF radio, DAS, broadband and smart premises solutions. We want
to help people get connected and deliver innovation needs of 5G and 10
gigabit internet solutions, today and for the coming years.
Communication Service Providers rely on our platforms to help them
monetize the complex mobile, home and business infrastructure. For
further information on HFR solutions, go to www.hfrnet.com.

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