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Mobile Network Backhaul

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With the advent of faster throughput in 3G and 4G mobile networks, the adoption of smartphones, the proliferation of OS-related applications and "all you can eat" data plans, data services have been growing and have successfully penetrated the mass market. With them has come network congestion due to exponential growth in mobile data usage in the past five years. Many mobile operators have been forced to find quick new solutions other than adding parallel T1/E1's to adjust the required bandwidth. T1/E1 has become cost-prohibitive in meeting high speed 3G and 4G bandwidth requirements. This, paired with the inevitable move toward all-IP 4G networks, provides an initial glimpse of the issues that current backhaul solutions must solve. Carrier Ethernet can handle larger amounts of data at a lower cost per bit, but other issues, such as synchronization, arise. How can legacy migrate to ATM, SDH, and SONET protocols toward IP protocols in ways that fit each operator's unique needs? This study focuses on describing and analyzing these issues in both aggregation and access layers, profiling key players in these areas, and examining some of the solutions that introduce innovative features in this area. Forecasts include the CAPEX and OPEX on different access technologies, data traffic forecasts by region, OPEX on leased backhaul services, mobile data services by region, microwave infrastructure vendor market share, and microwave CAPEX for new base station installations by region.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. Wireless Backhaul Overview
    • 1.2. Key Findings
    • 1.3. Market Drivers for Backhaul
      • 1.3.1. Migration to IP
      • 1.3.2. 3G Data Traffic Bottlenecking
      • 1.3.3. Applying Lessons Learned for 4G Deployments
      • 1.3.4. Flexible Options for Operators
      • 1.3.5. India and China Deploy 3G Networks
    • 1.4. Market Barriers for Backhaul
      • 1.4.1. Switch from Legacy Networks (TDM, SDH, SONET) Comes with a Price
      • 1.4.2. Segmented Network Equipment
    • 1.5. Recommendations
      • 1.5.1. Recommendations to Service Providers
      • 1.5.2. Recommendations to Backhaul Vendors
  • 2. Technology Overview
    • 2.1. Backhaul Definition
      • 2.1.1. Access Layer
      • 2.1.2. Aggregation Layer
      • 2.1.3. Core Network
    • 2.2. Backhaul Alternatives and Their Evolution
      • 2.2.1. T1/E1/DS3/E3/Copper Backhaul
      • 2.2.2. Ethernet over Copper Backhaul/ADSL2+
      • 2.2.3. CATV Backhaul
      • 2.2.4. Microwave Radio Backhaul (6 GHz to 38 GHz Spectrum)
      • 2.2.5. Microwave Radio Backhaul (60 GHz to 90 GHz Spectrum)
      • 2.2.6. Carrier/Metro Ethernet
      • 2.2.7. IP/MPLS-TP
      • 2.2.8. Satellite Backhaul
  • 3. Market Overview
    • 3.1. Backhaul Drivers
      • 3.1.1. 3G Data Services
      • 3.1.2. 4G Data Services
      • 3.1.3. Video
      • 3.1.4. Emerging Markets
    • 3.2. Backhaul Technology Considerations
      • 3.2.1. T1/E1/DS3/E3/Copper Backhaul
      • 3.2.2. Ethernet over Copper Backhaul
      • 3.2.3. Ethernet over Fiber Backhaul
    • 3.3. Managed Backhaul Services
      • 3.3.1. BT Managed Backhaul Services
      • 3.3.2. CenturyLink
    • 3.4. Implications of Femtocells for Mobile Operator Backhaul
  • 4. Key Industry Players
    • 4.1. Service Providers
      • 4.1.1. North America
      • 4.1.2. Latin America/Caribbean
      • 4.1.3. Europe
      • 4.1.4. Middle East and Africa
    • 4.2. Infrastructure Vendors
      • 4.2.1. Alcatel-Lucent
      • 4.2.2. Aviat Networks
      • 4.2.3. BridgeWave
      • 4.2.4. Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL)
      • 4.2.5. Ceragon
      • 4.2.6. Ciena
      • 4.2.7. DesignArt
      • 4.2.8. DragonWave
      • 4.2.9. Ericsson
      • 4.2.10. Exalt Communications
      • 4.2.11. Fujitsu
      • 4.2.12. Motorola
      • 4.2.13. NEC
      • 4.2.14. Nokia Siemens Networks
      • 4.2.15. Overture Networks
      • 4.2.16. PMC Sierra
      • 4.2.17. RAD
      • 4.2.18. SkyFiber
      • 4.2.19. Taqua
      • 4.2.20. Tellabs
      • 4.2.21. ZTE
  • 5. Market Forecasts
    • 5.1. Forecast Scope and Methodology
      • 5.1.1. Scope
      • 5.1.2. Mobile Backhaul Costs
      • 5.1.3. Backhaul Opportunities
      • 5.1.4. Leased Backhaul Revenue
      • 5.1.5. Microwave Forecasts
      • 5.1.6. Cost per Megabit
    • 5.2. Base Station Data
      • 5.2.1. Base Station Shipments
    • 5.3. Wireless Subscriber Forecasts
    • 5.4. Wireless Capacity and Bandwidth Demand Forecasts
    • 5.5. Microwave CAPEX Forecasts
    • 5.6. Backhaul OPEX and Leasing Forecasts
    • 5.7. Microwave Backhaul Market Share
    • 5.8. Summary
  • 6. Company Directory
  • 7. Acronyms

Charts

  1. Spending on Backhaul Services by Mobile Operator World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2015
  2. Microwave Backhaul Market Share by Vendor World Market: 2009
  3. Base Station Shipments by Region
  4. Total Annual Base Station Net Additions by Region
  5. Total Cumulative Installed Base Stations by Region
  6. Wireless Subscribers, Cumulative
  7. Wireless Subscribers, Annual Adds
  8. Wireless Data Subscribers
  9. Wireless Video Subscribers
  10. Bandwidth Capacity for Backhaul T1/E1/DS3/E3 Copper Networks
  11. Bandwidth Capacity for Backhaul Ethernet Copper Networks
  12. Bandwidth Capacity for Backhaul Fiber Ethernet Networks
  13. Bandwidth Capacity for Backhaul CATV Networks
  14. Bandwidth Capacity for Backhaul WiMAX Networks
  15. Bandwidth Capacity for Backhaul Networks by Type
  16. Total Microwave CAPEX by Region
  17. Annual Microwave CAPEX by Region
  18. Total Microwave Base Stations by Region
  19. Spending on Backhaul Services by Mobile Operator
  20. Backhaul OPEX, T1/E1/DS3/E3 Copper
  21. Backhaul OPEX, Ethernet Copper
  22. Backhaul OPEX, Fiber Ethernet
  23. Backhaul OPEX, CATV
  24. Backhaul OPEX, Microwave/Radio
  25. Backhaul OPEX, All Types
  26. Leased Backhaul Revenue, All Types
  27. Leased Backhaul Revenue, All Types
  28. Leased Backhaul Revenue, All Types
  29. Microwave Backhaul Market Share by Vendor
  30. Leased Backhaul Revenue, All Types
  31. Microwave CAPEX for New Base Station Installs by Region
  32. Base Station Shipments by Region
  33. Data Services Revenue
  34. Data Services Revenue
  35. Data Services Revenue
  36. Data Services Revenue
  37. Data Services Revenue
  38. Total Data Services Revenue by Region
  39. Total Aggregate Services Revenue by Region
  40. Total Voice Services Revenue by Region
  41. Percentage of Total Revenue Attributed to Voice by Region
  42. Total Annual Base Station Net Additions by Region