HELSINKI ��Elisais the first telecommunications operator in Finland to test Radio Access Network technology on a commercial network, and the company plans to deploy the technology, which allows the cellular base stations to bevirtualized, more widely during 2017. The test was carried out at Nokia�s headquarters in Espoo, Finland, reportsrcrwireless.com.
Cloud RAN technology allows the system operators to transfer radio access capacity from one base station to another without base stations needing to be physically moved.
�In the future, it will be possible to shift capacity at the end of a working day from office districts to shopping centers and residential areas, and networks will not get congested,� Sami Komulainen, Elisa�s vice president said in the same article.
In future this technology will likely be used in the deployment of 5G networks; in the meantime, Elisa indicated that Cloud RAN technology would also help with managing the growing traffic on existing networks.