With proliferation of micro and picocell base station installations, wireless millimeter wave radios are being used to solve backhaul connectivity challenges. As carriers continue to roll out LTE networks to meet the overwhelming demand...
Integration of small cells into the “macro” network could be more effective than even Wi-Fi offload in solving the problem of data traffic outstripping increases in available spectrum.
Mobile device manufacturers are churning out products that can squeeze more and more bits per hertz from the spectrum, and consumers are buying them by the millions, often resulting in overloaded networks and sluggish or interrupted service.
Under the strain of a mobile data onslaught, the move to small cells is opening the door to new and unexpected uses of smarter Wi-Fi.
The answer won't be found in the single layered systems of the past. What's needed now is a next-generation, multi-layered transport solution that can help operators make mobile backhaul a strategic asset and key competitive advantage.
Small cell architectures (aka, microcells) have the promise to deliver significantly higher network capacity.
The FCC voted at its open meeting yesterday to open several spectrum bands formerly reserved for specialized microwave services for mobile backhaul.
Driven by mobile user demands for "anytime, anywhere" connectivity, it is apparent that ubiquitous Ethernet is no longer the wave of the future – it is the reality of today.
With mobile traffic projected to grow 30X by 2015 and video being a big part of that, operators are motivated to make sure their backhaul has the capacity...
The question becomes exactly which aspects of the network to converge, when, and how to do it. Convergence can mean a lot of things in different parts of the network. For example, convergence already has happened in the mobile backhaul space at both the physical and virtual layers...
With so many subscribers using smartphones and other devices to access mobile broadband applications, the demand for bandwidth is straining backhaul capacity to its limits.
Big on Backhaul Wondering where all those operator expenditures are going? According to In Stat, backhaul – including line leasing, new equipment and spectrum acquisition – will set mobile operators back nearly $117 million by 2014, a 41 percent increase
The FCC is moving ahead with a proposal to remove regulatory barriers for the use of microwave spectrum for wireless backhaul.
Wireless Week caught up with Kress for a chat on what he sees as some of the bigger challenges for networks going forward, as well as a look at some possible solutions.
Stating the obvious, networks are evolving rapidly and so too, are the configurations of microwave backhaul systems. Today network operators can choose among three distinct configurations: all-indoor, all-outdoor and split-mount systems.
If 4G network rollouts are one part of the equation, then backhaul is the other part. But getting that backhaul is easier said than done.
With data traffic exploding at a rate of 400 percent to 800 percent annually worldwide and with the pending move toward LTE, mobile service providers face mounting pressure to have in place the necessary backhaul capacity to handle the traffic.
CHICAGO—Backhaul is a big theme at 4G World in Chicago this week, and Qwest Communications today launched a new backhaul solution for wireless service providers.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and Juniper Networks have received the regulatory OK for their joint venture that will offer a carrier Ethernet solution for mobile backhaul, business and residential broadband networks.
Worldwide sales of semiconductors will fall 21 percent this year
Companies in the news: ABI Research, Open Kernel Labs, Verizon Communications, Ericsson, 3 Italia, ADC, Handmark, AllHipHop Mobile, Acacia Research Corporation, Aperio CI.
AdMob today released a report that compares usage of mobile Web sites to usage of HTML sites on mobile devices.
Americans trust their credit card company more than their cell phone operator when it comes to getting bills.
Forty-one percent of the 1,000+ respondents said they would be willing to pay more for green services
Smartphone sales once again provided a glimmer of hope in an otherwise grim report of handset sales conducted by Gartner.