Migration to all-IP RAN transport

The move to the all-IP radio access network (RAN) is the single largest infrastructure challenge facing mobile operators.

This paper explores the strategy recommended by Cisco for mobile operators to implement an IP RAN backhaul network that is independent of the RAN as they migrate to an all-IP RAN.

This strategy allows mobile operators to cost-effectively provide the bandwidth, backhaul scalability, affordable transport, and intelligent network features necessary to support the Connected Life, the Internet-everywhere experience.