The best physical location for a small cell often limits the availability of wired backhaul
The research, which was sponsored by networks specialist, Tellabs, indicated that mobile operators globally could save more than $4 billion in capex by 2017 by using SDN for backhaul
The large change in backhaul
type we see from 2013 to 2018 is due to the very strong ramp of LTE small cells with the number of LTE small cells deployed exceeding that of LTE macro eNodeB's in 2016 and reaching more than 2X the number of LTE macrocells by 2018," says Nick Marshall principal analyst at ABI Research.
Without the scalable bandwidth in backhaul
, operators will not be able to balance OPEX and CAPEX, and could find themselves in non-competitive situation of being able to offer new multimedia-rich wireless services because of incremental bandwidth constraints.
In an interview with Telecoms IQ, Phil Tilley from Metro Ethernet Forum suggests that the deployment of Ethernet in backhaul
networks is the most cost-effective solution for operators struggling to cope with the increasing demand for data services: "In terms of price-per bit, there is no doubt that Carrier Ethernet meets the rapid demands for increases in bandwidth that are required today for all modern applications".
Telecoms solutions provider Tellabs (Nasdaq:TLAB) announced on Thursday its new smart mobile backhaul
Openreach is reportedly able to offer a new, improved pricing structure for backhaul
through Ethernet Backhaul
Providing flexible support for multi-generation radio and multi-transport technologies, Juniper's new Mobile Backhaul
Solution enables operators to scale their backhaul
network for innovative service deployments, while reducing operational expenses.
For recyclers, the complexity arises in determining how to meet the service needs of their customers while obtaining backhaul
In fact, In-Stat says its research indicates that worldwide revenues from backhaul
services will grow from $70.
Because of the placement of these smaller radio cells on lampposts, doorways, and other areas one of the biggest challenges is to provide backhaul
connectivity to the wider network.
In 2012, slightly less than 170,000 new deployed small cells required last mile backhaul