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Best Practices for Designing Next-Generation Mobile Backhaul

Published: 01 July 2013

ID: G00248762

Analyst(s): Tina Tian


For communications service providers, the challenge with mobile backhaul is to deliver optimum performance while managing complexity and cost. Guided by their service requirements, CSPs should develop a holistic plan for backhaul, and consider the implications of using particular carrier media.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Pay Special Attention to How You Manage the Network Before Deploying Mobile Backhaul
  • Plan for Bandwidth, QoS and Network Topology by Considering Your Business Objectives
  • Determine the Mobile Backhaul Networking Technology and Migration Path Associated With Your Service Plan
    • IP/MPLS Radio Access Network
    • Carrier Ethernet/MPLS-TP
    • Choose a Next-Generation Networking Plan
  • Choose a Suitable Medium to Carry Backhaul

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