IEEE 1914.3 defines the encapsulation and mapping of radio protocols for transport over Ethernet frames using Radio over Ethernet (RoE), forming a key part of 5G fronthaul networks. It supports mapping, digitized radio data, CPRI™, I/Q data and control channel frames across a routed Ethernet network. Using Ethernet as the transport layer with IEEE 1914.3 frames improves fronthaul networks with higher link capacity and high transfer efficiency while maintaining required network latency guarantees.
Anritsu representatives are part of a small group of individuals affiliated with market-leading companies contributing to the IEEE 1914.3 release, including AT&T, China Mobile, Comcores, CommScope, FiberHome, Intel, Microchip Technology, MT and SM Optics.
The Network Master Pro (MT1000A) from Anritsu released in May 2018 with support for IEEE 1914.3 and eCPRI™ maintains its market lead as a field portable instrument for the transport market. With 10G, 25G and 100G Ethernet capabilities including PTP (IEEE 1588™), the MT1000A is the ideal tool for supporting the 4G to 5G switch.