Spectrum Options for LTE Backhaul

The rising LTE subscriber base, expending deployment of LTE advanced networks, and the growing adoption of smartphone and tablets will continue to drive the use of data heavy applications. It is driving operators to apply efficient solutions for backhaul networks to handle accelerating mobile data traffic. Regulators and operators are considering efficient solutions for allocation and utilization of spectrum bands for mobile backhaul networks in order to meet the bandwidth requirement of advanced mobile networks. This report presents available backhaul spectrum bands for LTE networks and regulatory considerations in different markets based on ABI Research’s mobile backhaul market data as well as surveys accessed to the regulators and mobile backhaul equipment vendors.

  • 1. GROWING MOBILE DATA TRAFFIC DRIVES BACKHAUL UPGRADES
    • 1.1. 4G Subscriber Base Drives Mobile Data Traffic Growth
  • 2. MOBILE BACKHAUL OPTIONS
    • 2.1. Fiber Optic
    • 2.2. xDSL
    • 2.3. FTTx
    • 2.4. HFC / DOCSIS
    • 2.5. Satellite Backhaul
    • 2.6. TV White Space
    • 2.7. Wireless Backhaul
    • 2.8. Summary and Conclusions
  • 3. BACKHAUL SPECTRUM LICENSING: AVAILABILTY AND CAPACITY
    • 3.1. Backhaul Spectrum Licensing Methods
    • 3.2. Backhaul Spectrum Availability and Capacity
      • 3.2.1. Sub-6 GHz Band
      • 3.2.2. 4 GHz to 9 GHz Backhaul Links
      • 3.2.3. Microwave Spectrums (10 GHz to 42 GHz)
      • 3.2.4. 10 GHz to 18 GHz Backhaul Links
      • 3.2.5. 20 GHz to 42 GHz Backhaul Links
      • 3.2.6. Millimeter Wave V-band (60 GHz) and E-band (70 / 80 GHz) Bands
      • 3.2.7. 60 GHz to 100 GHz Backhaul Links
    • 3.3. Summary and Conclusions
  • 4. COMPARISON OF LTE BACKHAUL SOLUTIONS
    • 4.1. Wired and Wireless LTE Backhaul Technologies
    • 4.2. LTE Backhaul in Macrocells
    • 4.3. Backhaul in Small Cells
    • 4.4. Regulatory Considerations of Backhaul Spectrum
      • 4.4.1. Low-range Spectrum Bands below 10 GHz
      • 4.4.2. 10 GHz to 42 GHz
      • 4.4.3. 60 GHz, V-Bands
      • 4.4.4. 70 / 80 GHz E-bands
    • 4.5. Summary and Conclusions
  • 5. ACRONYMS

Tables

  1. Wireless Backhaul Technologies, Comparison
  2. Backhaul Spectrum Summary, 3 GHz to 9 GHz, Countries Surveyed, by Region
  3. Backhaul Spectrum Summary, 10 GHz to 18 GHz, Countries Surveyed, by Region
  4. Backhaul Spectrum Summary, 20 GHz to 42 GHz, Countries Surveyed, by Region
  5. Backhaul Spectrum Summary, >50 GHz, Countries Surveyed, by Region
  6. LTE Mobile Backhaul Technology Trade-offs, Wireless versus Fixed versus Satellite

Charts

  1. Mobile Network Data Traffic by Wireless Protocol, World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2019
  2. Mobile Network Data Traffic by Traffic Type, World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2019
  3. LTE Macro Backhaul Usage, World Market, Forecast: 2013 and 2019
  4. Small-cell Backhaul Usage, World Market, Forecast: 2014 to 2020
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Research Information

Price
Starting at USD 4500
Publish Date
2Q 2015
Code
AN-1996
Research Type
Technology Analysis Report
Pages
22