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back·haul

 (băk′hôl′)
n.
1. Cargo or freight that is transported on the return trip of a journey.
2.
a. The transmission of video or audio signals in an unedited format directly to a network or studio, usually by satellite.
b. The material so transmitted.
3. The part of a telecommunications network that connects the main body of the network with smaller subnetworks.
tr.v. back·hauled, back·haul·ing, back·hauls
To transmit (traffic on a telecommunications network) from the main network to smaller subnetworks: employed a satellite link to backhaul cell phone traffic.

backhaul

(ˈbækˌhɔːl)
n
1. (Commerce) a return load of cargo; cargo which is carried by a vehicle on its return journey
2. the return trip made by a cargo vehicle after delivering its cargo
3. telecomm the concentration of data to a central site
vb (tr)
4. (Commerce) to haul (cargo) back over a route it has already travelled
5. telecomm to transmit data to a central site, often for later distribution
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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 networks.
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 solutions.
Openreach is reportedly able to offer a new, improved pricing structure for backhaul through Ethernet Backhaul Direct.
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 rates.
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 globally.