- October 28, 2010
Even after most major carriers launch 4G networks based on Long-Term Evolution (LTE), service providers are still going to have to support subscribers on 2G/3G legacy networks for years to come.
- October 21, 2010
4G backhaul network planning is an important and at times underestimated piece of LTE or WiMax migration strategies. If telecoms rush their 4G backhaul network planning, they will pay the price of high costs and disastrous delays.
- August 26, 2010
U.S. cable operators are making free Wi-Fi hotspots in select cities part of their customer retention strategy -- a move expected to eventually evolve into revenue-generating services based on or tied to Wi-Fi.
- April 08, 2010
The pressing need to offload 3G traffic from overloaded cell towers and backhaul networks has led carriers to incorporate both Wi-Fi hotspots and femtocells into their overall telecom network management programs.
- April 08, 2010
Mobile data consumption is forcing wireless carriers to move quickly with alternative approaches to telecom network management that they had once snubbed or leisurely shelved -- an overdue embrace that is pushing new business models for femtocell ...
- February 25, 2010
By combining microwave backhaul systems with intelligent routing, one rural wireless operator expects to be able eventually to eliminate all 150 leased T1 lines at its cell sites and save millions of dollars in operating expenses.
- February 04, 2010
As wireless operators tap into the benefits of Long-Term Evolution (LTE), video delivery to mobile devices embodies the raison d'âtre for next-generation networking as well as its greatest challenge. But LTE is one part of the anatomy, which ...
- October 14, 2009
Mobile infrastructure market vendors will be facing a bigger competitor in Cisco next year because Cisco plans to fill a gap in its September 17, 2009 17 Sep'09
Microwave backhaul has been touted as an economical solution for wireless operators in rural areas, but it may also make sense for wireless carriers in urban areas that are unable to build or can't afford to lease a fiber optics network.
- September 17, 2009
Whether wireless operators choose microwave backhaul as their primary network or as a supplement to a fiber optics network, one thing is becoming clear: Copper lines and T1s won't be enough to support data-heavy mobile traffic as the market moves to...
- August 26, 2009
Infonetics Research predicts that telecoms will double their spending on mobile backhaul infrastructure by 2013 as they try to strike a balance between providing quality service to customers and not spending so much that it kills their profitability.
- March 12, 2009
Increasing use of femtocells and distributed antenna systems can help telecom service providers cut wireless backhaul costs by a third and increase service quality for customers.
- February 26, 2009
Between operational and capital savings, wireless backhaul gives operators a new level of flexibility, and the technique appears to be gaining traction in the market.
- December 09, 2008
Rogers Wireless offers some lessons learned from marketing its consumer fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) service. Carriers must understand what their subscribers are looking for from the service: lower costs or better indoor coverage.
- October 09, 2008
4G backhaul bandwidth requirements will push telecoms to adopt microwave technology to cut leased-line costs.