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Cellular 4G/LTE Channel

2013 North America Long Haul

The disruptive factors
Historically, the long haul market has not created much excitement – the big iron radios were used most often in project based deals, placed at aggregation points towards the core of the network due to their high power and high capacity.  Although they were not used as much as short haul radios, their price points were much higher, starting at around $12,000 - $15,000.  As packet based protocols and higher levels of capacity became the de facto requirement for short haul microwave radios, long haul radios followed suit, increasing capacity and adding Ethernet services either through packet or hybrid platforms.
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