The ISP established the O-RAN alliance. Differentiated from the highly integrated enclosed hardware system, they divided the system into multiple hardware layers like the Radio Unit, the Distributed Unit, the Central Unit and other layers with various interfaces and control systems. Through the opened architecture, it can reinforce the autonomy function of the system, lower the budget of the investment, speed up the development and import, and elevate the flexibility and performance. Enterprise Private Network is an efficient solution to solve network congestion and data security. It will be a nice solution providing the network with large bandwidth and low latency to create the value and opportunity of the enterprise user market.
5G helps CATV find the new opportunities of convergence
In terms of home entertainment applications, most operators are currently competing to launch mobile solution with fixed network in parallel with complementary integration. In the past, home entertainment was centered on cable TV in the living room. Later, it changed from watching TV to playing the mobile phone. With the introduction of smart TV, consumers have gone back using the big TV screen to connect the unfinished content on the mobile phone. The audience shifted from the cable TV and returned to the broadband service on TV. Although 5G technologies brings higher bandwidth, the cost of deploying 5G increases by the population coverage, and the indoor coverage of 5G technology is just not good enough as well. When consumers return home with their mobile phones, they will need to use Wi-Fi, wired broadband connection to visit the Internet, there will only be few people willing to put a small base station at home, or put the equipment on the balcony and other places where the 5G signal is not good. In addition, applications such as 4K and 8K TV, AR, VR, cloud games, etc. requires a lot of bandwidth. Using the mobile screen for the high quality content is not enough for the users already. Instead, the big screen in the living room is the most enjoyable service people desired. Therefore, in the consumer market, home entertainment applications eventually will become more popular than outdoor applications.
Through the integration of the last mile of optical fiber broadband, 5G expands the scale of the network, the lower the burden of network maintenance costs per capita, the more network users exists, the higher the value of the network. While controlling the cost of CAPEX construction, It can also bring in more ARPU revenue, and become a marketing method for operators to rush launching mobile and fixed network integration solutions at this stage. No matter from the perspective of mobile and fixed network services, core network construction, sales channels, or terminal equipment, mobile phones and TV is just a different device. Now most mobile apps can also be used on Internet TV, and more entertainment terminals will become IoT terminals.