Carrier Ethernet Catches Mobile Backhaul Wave
As mobile carriers are increasingly deploying small cells and boosting the capacity of 3G and 4G technologies, they also need more backhaul capacity to handle that heavier traffic
The explosion of mobile data and the subsequent challenge of connecting the growing number of towers to the mobile core are well known by mobile network operators (MNOs) and wholesalers responsible for mobile backhaul networks.
TodayH mobile backhaul networks represent about one-third of the MNOs operating costsH making it critical that service providers invest in technology that can sustain current and future network demands. In factH mobile backhaul requirements will continue to evolve as MNOs accelerate network upgrades to cope with the ever-growing consumption of advanced multi-media services to such as mobile videoH social networkingH web browsingH and multi-media messaging—all of which require high bandwidth and low latency to transmit.