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10 March 2015

Panel debate "Covering the last 10%" at the Mobile World Congress

Richard Handford is joined in the studio by Guy Zibi, Head Of Consulting, Pyramid Research; Tim Unwin, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation; and Shayan Sanyal, CMO, Bluwan.

4 March 2015

Deployment of Small Cell Backhaul Networks Drives the Millimeter Wave Equipment Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

The evolution of next generation 5G networks and the ongoing LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network deployment and growing need for backhaul solutions that offer lowest TCO to carriers, at the same time high scalability to address the exploding data traffic offers a strong business case for millimeter wave equipment.

25 Nov 2014

Small Cell Backhaul Market Heads to US$5 Billion by 2019 as Millimeter Wave Technologies Advance

ABI Research expects the small cell backhaul equipment market to exceed US$5 billion in 2019, which aligns with operators’ deliberate approach to small cell deployments.

04 May 2014

Small Cell Backhaul Market worth $2.08 Billion by 2019

MarketsandMarkets forecasts the Small Cell Backhaul Market to grow from $587.5 million in 2014 to $2.08 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 28.8% during the forecast period. In terms of regions, NA is expected to be the biggest market in terms of revenue contribution, while MEA and APAC are expected to experience increased market traction during the forecast period.

24 Feb 2014

Bluwan's LinkFusion 2 delivers 20 base stations in one

Bluwan S.A. announced the launch of LinkFusion 2, the latest release of its point-to-multipoint millimetre wave network access and HetNet backhaul system. LinkFusion 2 is now capable of cost effectively delivering 20 times the bandwidth of rival systems. Furthermore, thanks to Bluwan's new "pay as you grow" financial model, operators need only pay for the bandwidth they actually need, driving significant savings in overall total cost of ownership.

18 Dec 2013

Outdoor small cell backhaul equipment expected to reach critical mass in 2015

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Small Cell Mobile Backhaul Equipment report, which tracks and forecasts outdoor small cell backhaul equipment revenue, units, connections and small cell sites by medium (copper, fiber, air).

03 Dec 2013

Small Cell Forum Unlocks Enterprise Opportunity for Mobile Operators

The Small Cell Forum today launched Release Two: Enterprise - a major technical and business case release to help operators unlock the commercial potential of small cell deployments in the enterprise.

29 Oct 2013

Report: Small cell backhaul market expected to take off in 2014

Over the next four years, carriers and other businesses will spend $6 billion globally on outdoor small cell backhaul equipment, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. While there were fewer than 7,000 outdoor small cell backhaul connections in 2012, the market research firm predicts that there will be 850,000 by 2017.

24 Sep 2013

US Mobile Backhaul 2013-2017 Report

US Mobile Backhaul 2013: Broadband Wireless Realized, assesses and details the market for United States mobile wireless backhaul services and products through 2017. The report provides data and analysis that capture the current and expected future trends in the mobile backhaul services market. In doing so it provides substantial scrutiny of key drivers such as network technology, subscriber trends, economic conditions and mobile and backhaul carrier dynamics.

22 Aug 2013

Backhaul Is Key to Small Cell Success, Heavy Reading Says

The small cell market is exploding, with many new vendor startups and technology options, giving operators a slew of choices to help them keep up with the ever growing data traffic, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading 4G/LTE Inside.

15 Aug 2013

Small Cell Backhaul

Alcatel-Lucent′s Steve Dyck talks about the challenges and opportunities associated with small cell backhaul.

19 Jun 2013

Small-cell backhaul market update - what has changed and what has stayed the same

Backhaul is still one of the hottest topics in the small-cell community, and rightly so. This is an area of intense innovation, driven by many new entrants and an increased presence of established backhaul vendors, where much work is still needed to ensure that backhaul does not become the cost and performance bottleneck in small-cell deployments. In this article, an update on the latest developments in small-cell backhaul is provided.

02 May 2013

Small Cell Backhaul - The emerging opportunity for 42GHz wireless small cell backhaul

Metrocells will need wireless backhaul with sufficient data throughput to deliver the high speeds which 3.5G and LTE are capable of. It′s also important that the total capacity of that wireless backhaul within a geographic area matches or exceeds that of the metrocells themselves.
The key tradeoffs are the cost (and availability) of suitable spectrum, the cost of the equipment itself and the ease of deployment and maintenance. The relatively unused 42GHz sits between the licence free 60GHz and the more heavily utilized 28GHz bands, attracting some spectrum licence fees while offering lower costs by using a Point-to-Multipoint topology.

17 Apr 2013

Point-to-Multipoint microwave market to grow five times by 2017

Wireless consultancy ExelixisNet has found that Point-to-Multi-Point microwave deployments will increase fivefold between now and 2017. Founder Elias Avarantinos explains where the growth is likely to come from.

04 Apr 2013

Microwave PtMP wireless equipment market to surpass US$500 million by 2017

The Microwave PtMP backhaul equipment market has been predicted to exceed US$500 million by 2017, according to the latest industry report from ExelixisNet.

02 Apr 2013

Mobile backhaul market passes $8 billion, driven by HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE deployments

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Macrocell Mobile Backhaul Equipment and Services market share and forecast report, which ranks mobile backhaul equipment vendors, identifies market growth areas, and provides analysis of equipment, connections, cell sites, and service charges.

26 Feb 2013

Public access small cell market to hit US$16B in 2016

Informa Telecoms & Media issued its latest quarterly small-cell market status report for the Small Cell Forum, which highlights that public access small cells are gaining clear market traction and will dominate small cell revenues for the foreseeable future.

25 Feb 2013

Bluwan launches LinkFusion for next generation mobile backhaul, small cell and Het-Net environments

Bluwan S.A., a provider of carrier-grade multi-gigabit wireless solutions, announced today that it has launched LinkFusion™, the second generation of its point-to-multipoint millimetre wave backhaul system. LinkFusion builds on Bluwan's promise to deliver high capacity, high bandwidth connectivity over a wide area to multiple end points at very economic price points.

22 Feb 2013

Hot Topics for Mobile World Congress 2013

The increasing adoption of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and small cells is driving a fundamental shift in how mobile network operators (MNOs) approach mobile backhaul. To successfully prepare for this change, MNOs must focus on a strategy of building simple, scalable, and flexible mobile backhaul networks.

19 Feb 2013

Next Generation Backhaul Strategies for Heterogeneous Networks organized a webinar on Next Generation Backhaul Strategies for HetNets. In this webinar, Peter Jennings, CTO at MLL Telecom, providers of fully managed networks and professional services to mobile and fixed operators, system integrators and the public sector, and Shayan Sanyal, CCO at point to multipoint millimetre wave backhaul specialists Bluwan, will share their experience in addressing small cell backhaul requirements. They will elaborate on how they are innovating to help mobile network operators evolve and meet the unique demands of the public access HetNet.

14 Feb 2013

802.11ac Design Considerations for Mobile Devices

The rapid growth of smart mobile devices is driving mobile data usage and Wi-Fi proliferation, creating an ever-increasing demand for faster wireless networks to support bandwidth-intensive applications, such as web browsing and video streaming. The new IEEE 802.11ac standard is designed to meet this demand, by providing major performance improvements over previous Wi-Fi generations.

07 Jan 2013

Pros and cons of small cells

With mobile data traffic expected to double annually, small cell base stations are set to play an important role in expanding the capacity of wireless networks. Mobile operators are realizing that to meet the demands for data, video and application access caused by smart phones and other devices, there is a real beauty to going small.

24 Oct 2012

Is Your Mobile Backhaul Network Prepared for the Small Cell Era?

The increasing adoption of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and small cells is driving a fundamental shift in how mobile network operators (MNOs) approach mobile backhaul. To successfully prepare for this change, MNOs must focus on a strategy of building simple, scalable, and flexible mobile backhaul networks.

19 Sep 2012

Small Cell Backhaul in the spotlight

As carriers work furiously to expand their LTE networks, backhaul providers are jostling to get operators the capacity they need to handle heavy data traffic. Small cell solutions are getting particular attention.

09 Jul 2012

NGMN's white paper on "Small Cell Backhaul Requirements"

NGMN has recently published a white paper which outlines the requirements for small cell backhaul. The aim of this report is to help move the industry forward by clarifying consensus around the operators requirements for small cell backhaul.

12 Jun 2012

Microwave Engineering: Smashing the small cell backhaul brickwall

Faced with the challenge of meeting consumer demand for faster speeds and unlimited use cases, operators continue to address a network capacity crisis. A variety of different solutions are likely to collaborate to solve this rising problem. Among them, 42 GHz millimetre wave point to multipoint technology provides a practical and cost effective means to deliver backhaul capabilities to potentially thousands of small cells in a typical mobile network.

07 Jun 2012

Maravedis: PMP may solve the small cells challenge in the near future

Despite the dominant role of traditional point-to-point microwave (PTP) today due to the advantages of performance and capacity, there are many other viable solutions available to support the small cells and access network. Wireless point-to-multipoint (PMP) is expected to become a key asset for backhaul links and to play an important role in the network in 2012 and beyond, supporting the evolution of small cells.

04 Jun 2012

Selecting the right wireless technology for small cell backhaul

Most operators and market analysts agree that cost effective backhaul is the greatest challenge for wide scale small cell network deployments. The high cost, arduous city approval process and impracticality of bringing fiber to every microcell means that wireless will likely be a predominant technology in small cell backhaul. This article presents the advantages and disadvantages of different small cell wireless backhaul technologies and designs.

16 Apr 2012

LTE Backhaul Drives Millimeter-Wave, Microwave Equipment to Growth

Infonetics Research recently published a vendor market share and forecast which predicts a 63-percent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for millimeter-wave equipment revenue from 2011 to 2016. The firm attributes this growth to LTE backhauls.

13 Mar 2012

The Rational For Using Intelligent Point-to-Multipoint in Small Cell Wireless Backhaul

Scaling the capacity of next generation networks through small cells requires innovative and flexible backhaul technologies that minimize the total cost of ownership to the operator. The use of point to multipoint wireless backhaul becomes a potential solution that minimizes the cost of backhaul while maintaining the necessary performance expected by the network operators.

29 Feb 2012

Bluwan Intros Point to Multipoint Millimeter Wave Wireless Backhaul Solution

Bluwan has launched its new Fibre Through The Air (FTTA) Point to Multipoint (PMP) millimeter wave solution. The new solution is ideal for providing greater RAN capacity to small cell network topologies in dense urban areas and does not require expensive trenching of laying cable, and is much more economical than Point to Point (PTP) wireless backhaul solutions

28 Feb 2012

Point to Multipoint millimetre wave wireless backhaul solution targets small cell networks

Bluwan has announced the availability of its Fibre Through The Air (FTTA) Point to Multipoint (PMP) millimetre wave backhaul. Particularly suited for providing greater RAN capacity to small cell network topologies in dense urban areas, the millimetre wave PMP backhaul provides a massive amount of cost effective capacity, up to 2 Gbps in each sector, for up to 20 cell sites at 100 Mbps each.

28 Feb 2012

Millimetre wave point to multipoint backhaul is most cost-effective for small cell backhaul

As mobile data consumption continues to rise, small cells are undoubtedly the solution. Bluwan, a provider of carrier-grade multi-gigabit wireless solutions, has revealed analysis that compares the CAPEX and OPEX drivers for fiber backhaul, wireless point to multipoint and point to point solutions with the conclusion that PTMP has significant cost advantages.

12 Jan 2012

LTE and the backhaul challenge

LTE mobile broadband has already been rolled out in some markets and is on the verge of deployment in many more, but as data consumption grows, a challenge that will face operators is how to backhaul their LTE networks. To offer 100 Mbps to customers by LTE, backhaul network will need to provide speeds of 150 Mbps or even more. Current technologies such as point-to-point microwave or point-to-multipoint microwave are not suitable for providing such bandwidth to small cells on LTE networks and point-to-multipoint (Ptmp) millimetre wave technology has been proposed as a promising solution that can deliver 150-200 Mbps in a cost-effective way. Actually, SARABAND project aims at designing PtmP transmissions in Q-band with disruptive technology on antennas and radios providing final networks performances comparable to fibre optics.