Fronthaul represents the next frontier in 3G/4G mobile network architecture and EKINOPS is here to deliver the most cost-effective solution available.

The RAN evolution is one that is driven both by technology advancement and economics. The increased use of the mobile network to deliver content - data and video in particular - is putting a strain on the existing copper-based telco infrastructure. The need for more bandwidth means the need for multiple radio frequencies at any particular site in turn requiring multiple additional remote radio heads (RRHs).

To address this problem, forward-thinking network operators are now switching to fiber-based mobile fronthaul architectures that take fiber all the way to the antenna base station. As the concept of fronthaul being complementary to legacy backhaul continues to develop, the two will co-exist in such as a way as to optimize the mobile access network architecture.


Fronthaul represents the next frontier in 3G/4G mobile network architecture and EKINOPS is here to deliver the most cost-effective solution available. It is based on the C200HC-ETR chassis and supports both passive and active architectures. It also supports mixed approaches, in which fronthaul and backhaul combine to enable unprecedented possibilities for the mobile RAN.

Our passive solution uses CWDM or DWDM multiplexers and OADMs deployed on a 1RU chassis making possible a broad range of multiplexing schemes in single or dual fiber configurations. Our active C/DWDM solution uses CPRI aggregation that uses fewer fibers to deliver greater efficiency with highly flexible multiplexing capability, with up to 10 client aggregation ports that can combine up to nine CPRI ports and an Ethernet-based SyncE port, as well as two line ports.

Like all EKINOPS solutions, this fronthaul system is compact, power efficient, and easily deployed.

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