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Market Trends: CSP CTOs Need to Define Their Mobile Backhaul Evolution Strategy for LTE and LTE-A

Published: 17 December 2015

ID: G00277749

Analyst(s): Peter Liu


Mobile backhaul is becoming increasingly complex as mobile networks evolve through LTE and LTE-A. We explore the mobile backhaul challenges CSP CTOs face when LTE and small cell are deployed and discuss the options CSPs have when defining their next-generation mobile backhaul strategies.

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Market Trend

  • Fast LTE Adoption and Data Explosion Bring New Challenges to LTE Mobile Backhaul
    • Capacity Challenge
    • Scalability Challenges
    • Network Architecture Transformation
    • Quality of Service and Latency
    • Radio Network Synchronization
    • Step Approach to Reach All-Packet-Based Mobile Backhauling
  • The Introduction of Heterogeneous Networks Drives a Fundamental Shift in How CSPs Approach Mobile Backhaul
  • Network Topology of LTE Backhaul Solutions
    • Service Availability/QoS
    • Build a Mobile Backhaul Strategy for a Heterogeneous Network
  • Technology Trend
    • The Mobile Backhaul Is Shifting to a SDN-Based System That Provides More Flexible and Optimized Capacity Promoted by Central Intelligence

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