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Industry giants form mobile edge open networking group

Mobile edge working group bringing content nearer the user

A consortium of operators, infrastructure vendors and IT vendors have collaborated to develop an open architecture and API for delivering content and services from the mobile edge. Nokia Networks, Vodafone, IBM, Intel, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei are all supporting the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) working group at standards body ETSI.

The sky’s the limit for satellite backhaul: Avanti

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Telecoms.com sat down with David Williams, CEO and co-founder of Avanti, to discuss the company’s developments over the last 12 months and got straight to the point about economics.

Backhauling small cells: Intracom Telecom

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John Tenidis, Manager, Wireless Systems & Solutions, Intracom Telecom, talks to Telecoms.com at MWC2014 about the challenges mobile operators face when deploying small cell backhaul.

China Mobile deploys LTE small cell backhaul

China Mobile has deployed a self-organising small cell microwave backhaul system in its LTE network

Chinese operator China Mobile has deployed a self-organising small cell microwave backhaul system in its LTE network to provide improved coverage and capacity to subscribers in densely populated urban areas.

Virgin Media Business Trials Intracom Telecom’s Small-Cell Backhaul Equipment in Leeds

Intracom Telecom Press Release Virgin Media Business Trials Intracom Telecom’s Small-Cell Backhaul Equipment in Leeds Athens, Greece – 14 January 2014 – Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunications system vendor, announced today the provision of StreetNode™, its small-cell backhaul platform, for a field trial being undertaken by Virgin Media Innovation Trials Team. The trial validated the [...]

SDN could cut ‘backhaul shortfall’ in half, save ops $5bn

SDN could save operators over $4bn

Software defined networking (SDN) is much talked about and so far has been used to optimise datacentre resources in the cloud. It has been much discussed in the telco sphere and operators have tested SDN applications for operational network elements but the application of SDN to transport and backhaul optimisation has only started so recently that there is little quantification to support SDN business cases for service providers. That may soon change however, as research released Thursday found that SDN can almost half the perceived “backhaul shortfall” and save operators just under $5bn in capital expenses by 2017.

Global macrocell mobile backhaul equipment market reaches $8bn

The global macrocell mobile backhaul equipment market rose seven per cent year on year to reach over $8bn in 2012

The global macrocell mobile backhaul equipment market rose seven per cent year on year to reach over $8bn in 2012, according to research firm Infonetics Research.

CCOO, Celcom Axiata Berhad: “LTE will challenge traditional backhaul assumptions”

Suresh Sidhu, chief corporate and operating officer at Celcom Axiata Berhad

Suresh Sidhu, chief corporate and operating officer at Celcom Axiata Berhad, Malaysia, is taking part in the ‘Quiz the CxO’ segment on Day Two of the LTE World Summit, the premier 4G event for the telecoms industry, taking place on the 24th-26th June 2013, at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands. Ahead of the show we find out more about Sidhu’s views on how networks can best be optimised for LTE and where RCS/VoLTE fit into the operator picture.

Principal Network Architect, EE: “We want to get LTE out there so people can see what it can do”

Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, EE

Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, EE is speaking on the Mobile Backhaul track on Day One of the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 24th-26th June 2013, at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands. EE was the first to launch a national LTE network in the UK and ahead of the show we spoke to him about its progress on rolling out its LTE network and found out more about its approach to backhaul.

CTO, MobinNet: “TD-LTE is a better choice for delivering mobile data than FDD LTE”

Nima Pournejatian is CTO of MobinNet, Iran

Nima PourNejatian, CTO, MobinNet, Iran is speaking on Day One of the inaugural TD-LTE Summit taking place on the 23rd-24th April 2013 at the Fairmont Singapore Hotel, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him on the subject of what the advantages TD-LTE brings to operators and what MobinNet’s plans are for the technology.

Rethinking backhaul

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Any modern communications network is a complex architectural arrangement. By 2013 it’s likely that a mobile network operator will have 2G, 3G and LTE operations running in parallel, with support infrastructure such as backhaul that has been updated and augmented over the years. As networks mature, they also evolve—the trend right now is to alleviate RAN congestion with smaller cells, increasing network density but also putting extra burden on the backhaul infrastructure. In order to keep pace, backhaul implementations also need to evolve.

Getting backhaul in sync

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Karl Thedéen, Chief Executive Officer, Transmode, spoke to telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam. He sees mobile backhaul as one of the hottest areas in the market at present and said his company is having many conversations around developments in ethernet and synochronisation capabilities for mobile backhaul as well as SDH migration.

LTE and the backhaul challenge

LTE networks are set to be deployed in many markets

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. Without enough backhaul capacity for their networks, network customers will not feel they are getting the level of service they have paid for, which is one of the prime causes for customer churn.

NSN sells microwave backhaul business

The move should boost development of backhaul transport networks

Wireless networking kit vendor DragonWave on Friday announced plans to acquire the microwave transport business of Nokia Siemens Networks. The price is around €15m with extras and performance related payouts potentially raising the value of the transaction to above €80m.

Ericsson up on network upgrades & management contracts

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson turned in a strong set of figures for the third quarter, notching up an increase in net sales of 17 per cent year on year to SKR55.5bn (€6bn), while net income edged up six per cent to SKR3.8bn.

euNetworks announces fibre-optic deal with Vodafone

euNetworks will be providing a fibre-optic backbone infrastucture for Vodafone Germany

euNetworks, a fibre-optic infrastructure provider has announced a network supply deal with Vodafone Germany. As part of the agreement, euNetworks will deliver fibre services to the operator in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich. The deal will enable Vodafone Germany to enhance its backhaul for its LTE network, which it is continuing to roll-out since in launch in December 2010 and now reaches more than four million homes. euNetworks owns 13 fibre-based metropolitan networks across Europe and according to a statement the deal will, “enable Vodafone to benefit from euNetworks extended footprint”.

Pros and cons of small cells

Small cell base stations are set to play an important role

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.

MLL readies managed backhaul service for UK LTE market

MLL's new managed backhaul service can scale up to 1Gbps

Backhaul specialist MLL Telecom is pitching a managed service offering for UK LTE networks, designed to help operators cope with the incremental data increases they will face one LTE networks are rolled out.

West African Cable System lands in Cape Town

The WACS cable system has landed at its final destination in Cape Town

A high capacity submarine cable system linking southern Africa with Europe landed at its final destination in Cape Town this morning. The West African Cable System (WACS), a 14,000km, 5.1Tbps system was brought ashore at Yzerfontein in the Western Cape and will both complement and compete with the 340Gbps Sat-3 system that went into service in the region in 2002.

Russian carriers shift to all IP backhaul

Mobile operators are moving to IP backhaul to deal with explosive growth in data traffic

Russia’s mobile operators are moving to IP backhaul to deal with explosive growth in data traffic. Leading Russian carrier MTS (Mobile TeleSystems) said this week that it is expecting 86 per cent growth in Russian data traffic by 2015, forcing a strategic focus on network transport.

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