20 radio access network (RAN) terms to know

Wireless telecommunications is a “word soup” of acronyms and terms.

Learn 20 commonly used RAN terms and the concepts associated with them.

  1. 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
  2. RAN disaggregation vs. RAN decomposition
  3. RAN functional split options
  4. Higher Layer Split (HLS) and Lower Layer Split (LLS)
  5. Distributed Unit (DU) and Centralized Unit (CU)
  6. Centralized and Distributed RAN (C-RAN and D-RAN)
  7. Open RAN, O-RAN, and OpenRAN
  8. vRAN
  9. Cloud RAN
  10. Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI)
  11. Radio over Ethernet (RoE)
  12. eCPRI
  13. eNodeB (eNB) and gNodeB (gNB)
  14. Wrap up