As the use of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications increases, intelligent wireless access solutions based on Intel® architecture can help address user demands for better coverage and faster data speeds.
One way the industry can increase capacity is by adding small cells, which improve bandwidth efficiency by storing data locally—a cost-effective way to increase performance and enhance user experience. Another solution is a centralized approach, a Cloud Radio Access Network, or C-RAN, which moves communications signal processing back into a centrally located virtualized base station—providing comprehensive power management features and massive compute power at the edge of the network.
Intel innovations support both distributed and centralized solutions. For example, since new services can be introduced through software, updates no longer require major infrastructure overhauls—maximizing the value of existing resources.