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BBU Emulation: Saving Time, Saving Money, Saving Headaches

10/11/2016, 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET


Cell site deployment is complex, costly and multi-staged. For RRH (Remote Radio Head) installation, there is typically an installation phase, and a completely separate turn-up phase when the BBUs (Baseband Units) are finally activated. However, a new process is emerging called BBU Emulation whereby the BBU functionality can be simulated before the installation team leaves the site and any failures can be identified and eliminated without a separate truck roll weeks later.

This webinar will introduce the fundamentals of BBU Emulation, as well as CPRI RF testing in general. And it will explain the potential savings in cost, Opex and time required for testing, close-out and deployment.

Who Should Attend:

Technicians, engineers, contractors and job site managers responsible for the buildout and deployment of Remote Radio Heads who need a field tool to validate that a new site has been built properly before leaving to work on another site.

What You Will Learn:

In this webinar, you will learn how the combination of BBU Emulation plus CPRI RF testing will save you time, money and headaches. Specifically, the content will include:

  • CPRI RF basics
  • BBU Emulation
  • BBU Emulation Tests
  • Initialization: RRH information
  • CPRI link Alarms - Status Lights
  • RRH Transmission
  • SFP Data on RRH
  • VSWR/Return Loss
  • Spectrum - Uplink
  • OTA LTE RF test

Presenter Bio:

Emilio Franchy, Sr. Product Manager, Anritsu