Backhaul Overhaul

Brown, Karen
September 2005
Wireless Week;9/15/2005, Vol. 11 Issue 19, p14
Trade Publication
Focuses on the efforts of cellular operators to employ alternative methods, such as fiber and microwave alternatives, to back haul their connections. Factors that force operators to look at other options beyond standard copper line T-carrier 1 for back haul; Benefits of such methods to cellular operators; Use of microwave back haul to add bandwidth to the network; Strategy used by operators, including Sprint Nextel and Cingular Wireless, to reduce cost and improve efficiency.


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