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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.
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Waning interest in fiber to the home (FTTH) has led to mobile backhaul becoming the main driver of fiber deployment. Will this trend continue? Fiber expert David Hashman weighs in. Continue Reading
Wireless operators looking at 4G network offload to cope with growing mobile traffic have two options for relief – radio access network (RAN) offload using mobile hotspots and femtocells, and mobile backhaul solutions to move wireless traffic to the... Continue Reading
Part two of our analysis of 4G network offload strategies looks at the implications of moving mobile backhaul traffic to the metro network, and how it could affect the design of LTE’s Evolved Packet Core. Continue Reading