Taipei, February 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — NEXCOM, a leading supplier of network appliances, offers validated solutions for 5G fronthaul deployments. The FTA 5180 is his short form factor 1U rackmount with an Intel Xeon D-1700 processor. With 10 high-bandwidth Ethernet ports, PoE++ capability, and optional support for Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, it can be deployed for various use cases including 5G O-RAN DU and CU. FTA 5180 has undergone 5G fronthaul enablement in the following tests, revealing excellent results. The measurements significantly exceed the threshold limits, proving that the FTA 5180 can bring high throughput and improved network efficiency to existing network infrastructures.
Fronthaul is an important part of 5G O-RAN network infrastructure. O-RAN maintains network timing distribution as the preferred approach within the fronthaul network. Synchronization in the RAN is essential to increase network efficiency and meet challenging 5G use cases. Loose synchronization can have a serious negative impact on network KPIs. For example, lower throughput, lower connection success rate, lower handover success rate, etc.
FTA 5180 has proven ready for deployment as DU and CU in 5G fronthaul by passing PTP clock offset and wire bandwidth performance tests. The 5G downlink performance of FTA 5180 reached 1.51Gb/s, higher than the threshold. The IEEE 1588 PTP clock offset requirement to pass the test was less than 100ns between the PTP hardware clock server and the FTA 5180. The results show that the FTA 5180 has a significantly better measured average of 29.3ns. In short, the FTA 5180’s PTP performance is very accurate and the system clocks are synchronized.
The FTA 5180 is one of the appliances NEXCOM will showcase at MWC 2023. BarcelonaCheck it out in Hall 5, 5A61.
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, NEXCOM integrates its diverse functions and operates six global businesses, including the Network and Communication Solutions (NCS) unit. Focusing on the latest network technology, NCS provides professional design and manufacturing services to customers around the world to help them build reliable network infrastructures. NCS’ network application platform is widely adopted in cyber security appliances, load balancers, uCPE, SD-WAN, SASE, edge computing, storage, NVR, and other network applications for enterprises of all sizes.
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