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4G/5G converged xHaul

Build a strong foundation for 5G success

Flexible xHaul delivers agility and performance

The challenge

5G transport network solutions must not only focus on current demands, but also on expected and potential changes as markets and technologies evolve. Transport networks must be as flexible as possible, addressing any mix of backhaul, midhaul, and fronthaul.

Our approach

Ciena 5G network solutions offer open, programmable xHaul routers and network lifecycle automation across the RAN, xHaul transport, and core, building a foundation for an agile and seamless 5G evolution towards more open, virtualized, and centralized RAN architectures.

The benefits

Unparalleled flexibility and efficiency to help future proof your 5G transport network, enabling you to capture the benefits of new C-RAN architectures when you want, where you want, and the way you want.

Having a pre-integrated, pre-validated end-to-end solution from radios to transport enables faster time-to-market and accelerates the delivery of a new generation of 5G solutions to consumers and enterprises.


Winding road through different landscapes


When it comes to 5G, the only path that matters is yours


Evolving 5G xHaul transport networks: Three burning issues from operators

To support their RAN evolution, network operators are looking for maximum flexibility...



Chalk Talk - 5G Transport Solutions

In this Chalk Talk video, Ciena’s 5G Transport expert Rafael Francis discusses some o...


Case study

Global Tier 1 Mobile Network Operator Selects Ciena’s xHaul Routers to Support Its 5G Rollout

Ciena 5G Network Solutions—built on the principles of openness, scalability, and auto...



Converged 4G/5G xHaul Transport Network Checklist

Are you ready to fulfill the promise of 5G while continuing to deliver your 4G servic...


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