- Buyers Guide
Of all the available backhaul choices for LTE macrocells and small cells, by 2018, sub 6GHz OFDM NLOS technology will become the most popular for “last mile” backhaul. Fiber-based backhaul will be the second most popular choice, where it is available, followed by millimeter wave and the traditional LOS microwave links.
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) and Sub10 Systems, a manufacturer of point-to-point millimetre wave radio links, announced their collaboration on a differentiated and future-proof backhaul solution for small cell base stations.
Ericsson has been contracted to deliver mobile backhaul to Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa S.A. (PTC), the operator arm of the T-Mobile brand in Poland.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. has received follow on orders from Telefónica for network upgrading in Mexico.
Infineon has in development a complete family of packaged RF Transceiver for Mobile Backhaul – beside BGT70 and BGT80 for E-band radio, also BGT60 for V-band radio.
MIMOtech has launched Starburst Janus, an ultra high capacity packet radio for last mile backhaul, which utilizes an innovative multi-antenna technology yielding a spectral efficiency of 25b/s per Hz.
Exalt Communications, the leading innovator of next-generation wireless backhaul solutions, unveiled ExpandAir®, the company’s new point-to-multipoint (PMP) platform. The first system available in the platform is a sub-6 GHz non-line-of-sight offering based on Exalt’s exclusive eMIMO® technology, which brings performance, reliability, and security to a new level for value-priced point-to-multipoint microwave backhaul, accelerates deployment time, and reduces infrastructure costs.
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