Sorting Out New-Generation RAN Terminology

This article is about protocols used or proposed for connecting remote radio heads (RRH) or radio units (RU) or whatever you call that part of the network to baseband units (BBU) or data units (DU) or C-RAN, or whatever you have in that other part of the network: RRH/RU/whatever <-> BBU/DU/C-RAN/whatever The fact that the sentence is so vague illustrates the need for this article. And the namespace for this topic is already so crowded with redundant terminology from different groups that it is difficult to talk even in general terms without accidentally using some defined term from a spec …

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