Gartner Research

Market Trends: Next-Generation Mobile Backhaul

Published: 18 February 2011

ID: G00210459

Analyst(s): Tina Tian , Sylvain Fabre , Akshay K. Sharma

Summary

The explosion of mobile data and the evolution of mobile technology require communications service providers to implement next-generation mobile backhaul.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What Makes Mobile CSPs Reconsider Their Mobile Backhaul Solution?
    • Mobile Data Explosion
    • Technology Evolution
  • Accommodation of All IP Wireless Access Now or in the Future
  • Investment Savings and Legacy Network Reuse for CSPs at Different Technology Stages
    • CSPs Approaching 4G
    • CSPs Playing With 3G
    • QoS Guarantee for Mobile Backhaul
  • Next-Generation Backhaul Technology Options
    • Carrier Ethernet/MPLS-TP
    • IP/MPLS Radio Access Network
    • SONET/SDH
  • Next-Generation Backhaul Carrying Media
    • Copper
    • Fiber
    • Microwave
  • Next-Generation Mobile Backhaul Deployment Option

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