This white paper examines growing mobile backhaul opportunities and prospects for MSOs as the wireless market continues to evolve rapidly, and the challenges inherent in that growth process. This paper also addresses the rationale for deploying Carrier Ethernet in the backhaul domain, describing a service provider use case as an example.
MSOs face the prospect of declining subscriptions and lost VoD revenue without direct and rapid service expansion to mobile devices as consumers seek service alternatives.
Cable operators have gained a small share of the telco-dominated business services market but are relatively stronger in Ethernet services. Testing plays a critical role in the installation and maintenance of these services, which also requires a workforce trained to use test and measurement (T&M) equipment.