CenturyLink's chief financial officer said that its aggressive fiber to the tower plans will help it stabilize revenue and reduce maintenance costs.
Wireless operators may be continually expanding their networks to support a host of data-centric applications, but according to a new Strategy Analytics study commissioned by Tellabs, they are shortchanging their backhaul investments.
Reliance Globalcom on Tuesday named Ciena as its optical vendor of choice to upgrade its FNAL backhaul network for its self-built intra-Asia submarine cable system.
Lumos Networks, a wireline operator that was spun out of NTELOS Communications in November 2011, may not be a national carrier, but it has enough fiber to satisfy the largest wireless operator's thirst for high bandwidth wireless backhaul services in the footprint it serves.
Jeff Gardner, CEO of Windstream said during an investor conference that he's seeing the demand for Fiber to the Tower revenues from its largest wireless customers continue to grow.
Deployments of LTE small cells are prompting across-the-board growth in backhaul technologies, with microwave backhaul equipment in particular expected to generate a compound average growth rate of 35 percent between 2012 and 2017, according to ABI Research.
The wireless operator community's move to deploy more cell sites to support upcoming deployments of LTE and their overall migration to IP is creating a healthy market opportunity for transport and router vendors.
Wireless backhaul cements telco profit: Ethernet's flexibility in meeting growing demands for bandwidth has made it a mainstay of the growth puzzle for traditional telecoms and service providers, but those companies may not be able to rely upon it much longer.
Cablevision recently began marketing a fixed wireless broadband Internet and telephone service in Florida called OMGFAST, charging subscribers $29.95 monthly for a 50 Mbps Internet connection that competes with Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable operators.
Alternative wireless backhaul provider Tower Cloud has secured $17 million in new funding to fuel its ongoing expansion efforts in several southeastern states.