Can Dali Wireless accelerate the vRAN race?
Dali Wireless is adding fronthaul protocol translation to its DAS solution in an effort to help operators mix-and-match different protocols, vendors, and technologies. The company’s intelligent router supports translation between CPRI, eCPRI, RoE, and Ethernet. These are all protocols that baseband units use to communicate with remote radios in distributed antenna systems.
By translating these protocols, Dali hopes to give network operators more flexibility in their equipment choices. Virtual fronthaul could shake up the DAS market and eliminate vendor lock-in by enabling operators to connect radio equipment from different vendors. Dali says major operators in the U.S. and Europe will be trialing the technology this year.