As the major U.S. domestic wireless providers continue to transition their networks from 3G to 4G, they are requiring higher speed and diverse sources for wireless backhaul that can’t be fulfilled with traditional copper-based T1 circuits. To date, about 70 percent of U.S. cell site access is served via copper-based T-carrier services, primarily T1, but also some T3 circuits.
Outside of legacy 2G wireless cell sites, wireless operators are installing higher speed fiber and Ethernet-based circuits that can support higher bandwidth hungry applications like video at sites that are being upgraded to LTE. And while it’s true that fiber is the ultimate bandwidth medium, wholesale carriers will complement it with other technologies, including Ethernet over Copper and microwave.
Join us for a deeper look at the various wholesale players currently involved in the wireless backhaul market. Which technology is each group using and why? What are the pros and cons of each? How will each maximize their investment in order to be successful? FierceTelecom has the answers in this latest eBook.
Table of Contents:
It’s a Carriers’ Carrier World
Executive Q&A With Ron Mudry, President & CEO, Tower Cloud
Cable Operator’s Big Picture Includes Mobile Backhaul
Changes in the Mobile Backhaul Landscape
Ethernet OA&M Keeps Getting Better
Level 3 Takes a Solutions-Based Approach to Wireless Backhaul
By providing deep-dives on timely industry issues, Fierce eBooks are valuable educational tools. They are designed to be easily read online--but also are formatted so you can print them out and take them with you. Fierce eBooks are assembled like a mini- magazine, read the whole thing cover-to-cover, or pick and choose the articles that interest you most. Either way, they’re a great one-stop resource on the latest news and information regarding backhaul for telcos.
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