Mobile networks are being stretched by the unprecedented data demand from smartphones, tablets and a range of new connected devices. And it’s a global phenomenon.
Operators face the ongoing challenge of how to efficiently roll out backhaul networks to support new 3G and LTE services whilst maintaining revenues.
Quick deployment, high capacity and guaranteed quality of service are essential backhaul characteristics to support operators in satisfying customer expectations and fending off the competition.
However CAPEX and OPEX constraints mean costs must be kept low to build successful business cases, maintaining profitability and offsetting declining voice revenues.
Fibre and point-to-point (PTP) microwave no longer provide a universal solution for backhaul.
Traditional techniques such as these don’t offer the optimum balance of cost and performance to make an attractive business case and can be slow and cumbersome to deploy.
Maximising innovative and highly efficient backhaul technology is essential to quickly deploy and scale sustainable next generation networks.
This has led to the rapid growth of advanced wideband PMP microwave to be used as a dedicated backhaul network or in combination with fibre and PTP.
Scale networks quickly and cost effectively