By Marc Lippe, Director, Worldwide Field and Corporate Marketing, InfoVista
Starting today, Infovista will be featuring a round-up of industry news, issues and updates at the end of every month. For our first post, we feature an article about small cell backhaul challenges, mobile backhaul growth and the industry’s shift to LTE.
FierceWireless – Wireless the Likely Winner in Small Cell Backhaul –June 22
- Reporter Sue Marek writes on the challenges faced by cellular operators using small cells (picocells and microcells) to bolster network capacity. Because a small cell will handle less traffic than a macrocell, it seems logical that small cell backhaul would cost less, but this is not the case for fiber backhaul. But analysts agree that wireless backhaul–which analyst firm Infonetics defines as microwave, millimeter wave and licensed non-line of sight (NLOS)–may be the best option. What are some ways that MNOs can tackle these challenges?
Telecom Lead – Global Mobile Backhaul Testing Market to Reach $954.4 million by 2018: Frost & Sullivan – June 23
- Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan examines the growth of the mobile backhaul market, supported by rapid deployments of LTE networks across the globe. The global mobile backhaul testing market earned revenues of $357.5 million in 2011 and is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 15.1 percent, reaching $954.4 million by 2018.
Mobility Tech – Zone Mobile Data Continues to Push Revenue of Mobile Backhaul, Wireless Industry into 2018 – June 27
- Research analyst Mariano Kimbara discusses telco’s shift to LTE / 4G technologies and new architectures like IP and Ethernet. This migration presents a number of key growth opportunities. For example, developing solutions that will help manage various applications and facilitate the interoperability of mobile backhaul testing is likely to generate high growth and success for mobile backhaul vendors.
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