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Transitions: Moving from Fiber to Faster, High-Capacity Wireless

April 6, 2015 1:35 pm | by Anuj Srivastava, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

With high capacity and high speeds, wireless data communication links can leap across chasms in space to connect line-of-sight buildings at distances of several kilometers using highly directional, pencil-thin beams that prevent interference and strengthen security.

Bell Mobility Goes Lean: Using Performance Monitoring to Cut Waste

March 25, 2014 10:10 am | by Zlatko Zahirovic | Articles | Comments

Many network teams think of performance monitoring as an insurance policy. At Bell Mobility, we...

Backhaul Services - A Winning Business Proposition

December 12, 2013 12:34 pm | Webinars

The landscape of mobile networks is evolving rapidly:  LTE, LTE-Advanced, Carrier Wi-Fi,...

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Why Wireless Millimeter Wave Radios Will Fuel the Coming Microcell Boom

September 9, 2013 3:21 pm | by Wayne Pleasant, Business Development Manager, Renaissance Electronics Corporation | Articles | Comments

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 for mobile broadband data services...

Why Wireless Millimeter Wave Radios Will Fuel the Coming Microcell Boom

February 19, 2013 10:29 am | by Tom Kurian, President, Renaissance Electronics. | Articles | Comments

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...

Are HetNets the Answer?

July 31, 2012 11:49 am | by Elliot Drucker | Articles | Comments

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.


The ABCs of Capacity: Add Sectors, Boost Backhaul and Condense Cells

March 6, 2012 7:09 pm | by Stephen C. King, 3M | Articles | Comments

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.

Can Wi-Fi Really Be Used to Backhaul Cellular Voice?

January 24, 2012 7:36 pm | by Steven Glapa, Ruckus Wireless | Articles | Comments

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.

What Mobile Operators Still Need in Next-Generation Transport

October 18, 2011 10:41 am | by Jimmy Mizrahi, ECI Telecom | Articles | Comments

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.

Microcellular Architecture: A Mobile Operator's Answer to Future-Proofing Services

September 1, 2011 9:02 am | by Alan Solheim, DragonWave | Articles | Comments

Small cell architectures (aka, microcells) have the promise to deliver significantly higher network capacity.

FCC Votes to Free Up Spectrum for Backhaul

August 10, 2011 8:19 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The FCC voted at its open meeting yesterday to open several spectrum bands formerly reserved for specialized microwave services for mobile backhaul.


Fiber Where You Can, Copper Where You Must - But Ethernet Everywhere

June 15, 2011 2:44 pm | by Vijay Raman, Overture Networks | Articles | Comments

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.

Webcast: Building Better Backhaul

March 28, 2011 9:18 am | Articles | Comments

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...

Convergence of the Packet Core & Mobile Backhaul

December 13, 2010 12:13 pm | by Stuart Benington, Tellabs | Articles | Comments

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...

Backhaul Is Big, But Don't Forget the Fronthaul

September 29, 2010 12:14 pm | by Michael H. Day, ADC | Articles | Comments

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.

By The Numbers September-October 2010

September 25, 2010 12:27 am | News | Comments

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


FCC to Open Spectrum for Wireless Backhaul

August 6, 2010 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC is moving ahead with a proposal to remove regulatory barriers for the use of microwave spectrum for wireless backhaul.

Q & A: Netsnapper's Ed Kress Talks Backhaul, Wi-Fi, 4G

July 29, 2010 8:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

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.

All-Outdoor Microwave: The Greener Choice in Backhaul

June 4, 2010 10:00 am | by Amir Zoufonoun | Articles | Comments

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.

It’s a Slow Road to Fast Backhaul

January 31, 2010 8:30 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

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.

Securing the Benefits of Ethernet Mobile Backhaul

January 5, 2010 8:51 am | by Ranga Thittai, InfoVista | Articles | Comments

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.

Qwest Unveils New Backhaul Service

September 15, 2009 8:10 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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, Juniper Form JV for Backhaul

September 8, 2009 8:20 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

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.

Chip Industry Group: 2009 Sales to be Down 21%

June 5, 2009 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Worldwide sales of semiconductors will fall 21 percent this year

FirstNews Briefs for June 5, 2009

June 5, 2009 8:22 am | News | Comments

Companies in the news: ABI Research, Open Kernel Labs, Verizon Communications, Ericsson, 3 Italia, ADC, Handmark, AllHipHop Mobile, Acacia Research Corporation, Aperio CI.

Report: Android, Apple Top Mobile Web Page Requests

May 27, 2009 9:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AdMob today released a report that compares usage of mobile Web sites to usage of HTML sites on mobile devices.

Survey: Credit Card Companies Trusted More than Carriers

May 27, 2009 9:08 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Americans trust their credit card company more than their cell phone operator when it comes to getting bills.

Survey: Going Green Is Catching On

May 21, 2009 9:37 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Forty-one percent of the 1,000+ respondents said they would be willing to pay more for green services

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