Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent, really) announced its first integrated mobile fronthaul transport system. Happy to say it also was the first quote for Cignal AI.

Andrew Schmitt, Founder and Principal Partner, Cignal AI, said: “As a leading vendor of both RAN and optical transport equipment, Nokia is well positioned to deliver total solutions for the transition to centralized RAN. WDM-based optical fronthaul equipment like the 1830 VWM series is an essential part of this transition since transport requirements for centralized RAN and LTE-A will totally saturate fiber capacity previously designed for 4G networks and Ethernet backhaul. Nokia’s solution allows operators to scale fiber resources by adding capacity through WDM, making it economically viable for operators to deploy fronthaul networks at scale in support of their move to centralized RAN as a path to 5G.”