Steven Berry, president and CEO of the Competitive Carriers Associationrecently chatted with FierceBroadbandWireless Editor Tammy Parker about the connectivity issues faced by smaller operators. Following is an edited and condensed version of conversation.
South Africa-based MIMOtech took the wraps of its Starburst Janus packet radio, which employs microwave line-of-sight (LoS) 4x4 MIMO multi-antenna technology and parallel radio processing.
The UK may have been late to the LTE game, but the deployment of the technology is now advancing across the UK, with recent announcements from operators highlighting further progress in their rollouts of LTE networks.
Numerous suppliers of microwave equipment are preparing to add millimeter-wave gear to their portfolios as operators increasingly took to the latter category to provide backhaul for LTE macrocells and small cells, according to a fresh report.
Providing cellular backhaul has become one of the fastest-growing segments for Time Warner Cable, which generated more than $150 million by transporting data for mobile phone carriers in 2012, COO Rob Marcus said Tuesday.
By 2018 sub-6 GHz OFDM non-line-of-sight (NLOS) technology will become the most popular choice for last-mile backhaul, according to a fresh report from ABI Research.
DragonWave took the wraps off of a new sub-6 GHz point-to-point microwave backhaul system for urban small cell deployments.
Backhaul demands are going to increase in the years ahead and carriers worldwide are collectively underfunding investment in backhaul, according to a Strategy Analytics study commissioned by network vendor Tellabs. The result? A backhaul funding gap of around $9.2 billion by 2017.
Major infrastructure vendors have taken a toolkit approach to small cell backhaul that blends a variety of approaches, but their shifting strategies are perplexing their operator customers, according to an advisory report from Current Analysis.
Small cell backhaul is quickly becoming a kind of low-hanging fruit in the wireless industry, with established vendors and brand new ones grabbing what they can of the nascent yet burgeoning market. The latest entrant is Tarana Wireless, which this week emerged from stealth mode.