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Industry leaders releasing new functionality for the eCPRI Specification for 5G – eCPRI 2.0

Date: Monday, June 25, 2018

CPRI, the Industry Initiative for a Common Public Radio Interface and front-haul continues to evolve: CPRI cooperation has agreed to work for an updated specification eCPRI (2.0). The new specification will enhance the support for the 5G Front-haul by providing functionality to support CPRI (7.0) over Ethernet allowing for CPRI and eCPRI interworking.

Following the successful program to enhance the CPRI Specification to support novel Radio Access Technologies, increasing capacity demands as well as efficient front-haul, Ericsson, Huawei Technologies, NEC and Nokia will release the updated eCPRI specification in Q4, 2018, in addition to existing specifications, to encompass the developments for 5G.

The eCPRI V2.0 specification offers eCPRI – CPRI interworking features e.g.

  • Extends eCPRI flexibility for fronthaul transport between eCPRI nodes and CPRI nodes
  • Minimize bandwidth requirement by intelligent CPRI mapping
  • Enables co-existance of new and legacy equipment in the same front-haul

In addition to the new eCPRI 2.0 specification, the work continues to further develop the existing CPRI specifications to keep it as a competitive option for all deployments with dedicated fiber connections in Fronthaul including 5G.

CPRI Specifications will be openly available for the benefit of the wireless industry. Key benefits for Network Operators are the availability of a wider radio base station portfolio with adaptability to all deployment scenarios and a shorter time to market. The CPRI Specifications enable base station manufacturers and component vendors to focus their research and development efforts on their core competencies.

The CPRI Initiative complements current activities in existing standardization bodies. The interfaces developed will be used for radio base station products in mobile systems.

Read more about CPRI at: www.cpri.info

 

About Ericsson:
Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Our organization consists of more than 100,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative Solutions and services. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Net sales in 2017 were SEK 201.3 billion (USD 23.5 billion). The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York.
Read more on www.ericsson.com

Contact: Micael Narup
E-mail: micael.narup@ericsson.com

 

About Huawei Technologies:
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, Huawei has established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing. Huawei’s ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. With more than 170,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World.

For more information, please visit http://www.huawei.com/


Press Contact: Zhiyu Xu
Phone: +86-21-38905319
E-mail: xuzhiyu@huawei.com

About NEC Corporation:
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

The NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit this site.

Press Contact: Seiichiro Toda
Phone: +81-3-3798-6511
E-mail: s-toda@cj.jp.nec.com

About Nokia:
Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.

With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. http://nokia.com

Contact: Tero Mustala
Email: tero.mustala@nokia.com

 

 

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CPRI cooperation is now working on increasing efficiency and the inclusion new features which will be published in new versions of the CPRI specification in due time.


June 25, 2018
CPRI cooperation has agreed to work for an updated specification eCPRI (2.0). The new specification will enhance the support for the 5G Front-haul by providing functionality to support CPRI (7.0) over Ethernet allowing for CPRI and eCPRI interworking.

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Januari 31, 2018
The CPRI Specification eCPRI 1.1
(in addition to the classic CPRI 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 ) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The updated eCPRI 1.1 specification, presentation and Transport req. makes a few editorial updates primarily for clarity. The eCPRI specification will support the 5G Front-haul and will provide enhancements to meet the increased requirements of 5G. The successful cooperation to continuously develop the CPRI has made this specification a well-established interface on the market for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

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August 31, 2017
The CPRI Specification eCPRI 1.0
(in addition to the classic CPRI 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 ) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new specification will support the 5G Front-haul and will provide enhancements to meet the increased requirements of 5G. The successful cooperation to continuously develop the CPRI has made this specification a well-established interface on the market for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

Read more

 

October 9, 2015
The CPRI Specification version 7.0 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1 ) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 7.0 release adds 24G line-rate to the previously released 10G LTE-Advanced. The successful cooperation to continuously develop CPRI has made this specification a well established interface on the market for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

Read more

 

July 1, 2014
The CPRI Specification version 6.1 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 6.0 ) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 6.1 release adds 8G and 12G line-rate to the previously released LTE-Advanced. The successful cooperation to continuously develop CPRI has made this specification a well established interface on the market for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

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August 30, 2013
The CPRI Specification version 6.0 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0 ) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 6.0 release includes LTE-Advanced. The successful cooperation to continuously develop CPRI has made this specification a well established interface on the market for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

Read more

 

September 21, 2011
The CPRI Specification version 5.0 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 5.0 release extends the specification to encompass GSM. The successful cooperation in continuously developing of CPRI has made this specification a well established interface on the market the main track for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

Read more

 

November 1, 2010
The CPRI Specification version 4. 2 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1 ) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 4. 2 release extends the specification to encompass higher line-rates (9.8 Gbps). The successful cooperation in continuously developing of CPRI has made this specification a well established interface on the market the main track for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

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May 20, 2009
The CPRI Specification version 4. 1  (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0 )  is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 4. 1  release extends  the specification to encompass higher line-rates for LTE (Long Term Evolution). A variety of CPRI products have been made available to the market by the individual CPRI Parties.

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October 4, 2008
The CPRI Specification versions 4.0 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0)  is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 4.0 release extend the specification to encompass the developments for LTE (Long Term Evolution). A variety of CPRI products have been made available to the market by the individual CPRI Parties.

Read more

 

March 6, 2007
CPRI specifications version 1.4, 2.1, and 3.0 are now available for download. Version 3.0 contains the addition of WiMAX, an increase in the line bit rate and the inclusion of change requests. Version 1.4 and 2.1 is unchanged.

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August 29, 2006
CPRI specifications version 1.4 and 2.1 are now available for download. Version 1.4 contains editorial and corrective changes from version 1.3. Version 2.1 contains editorial and corrective changes from version 2.0.

Read more

 

October 15, 2004
CPRI specifications version 1.3 and 2.0 are now available for download. Version 1.3 contains editorial and corrective changes from version 1.2. Version 2.0 contains support for networking.

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