Research: Ethernet-based mobile backhaul lags

Heavy Reading, the analysis firm associated with publication Light Reading, said at an LR conference in London last week that mobile carriers still are not moving en masse to Ethernet-based mobile backhaul. As data traffic volumes continue to increase, Ethernet should be poised to take over the related backhaul challenge, but according to the research, mobile carriers may not have enough confidence in Ethernet quality.

If the research proves broadly indicative, this notion would be a major blow to Ethernet vendors and carriers that are hanging their futures, in part, on the promise that Ethernet is about to become the mobile backhaul technology of choice.

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