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General Motors deploys Cisco wireless backhaul technology for vehicle testing

The Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul for vehicle-to-trackside connectivity enables General Motors engineers to capture data from vehicle sensors in real time General Motors is the first auto manufacturer to deploy Cisco wireless backhaul technology for real-time, high-speed performance testing of pre-production vehicles. Deployed at...

Ericsson and partners trial W-band for increased 5G backhaul capacity

5G will require more advanced backhaul solutions Ericsson announced that its W-band (92 GHz -114 GHz) trials, conducted in partnership with Deutsche Telekom and Cosmote, proved the viability of the frequency bands for multi-gigabit wireless backhaul capacities for 5G and 6G. Currently, wireless backhaul uses frequency...

Sprint extends satellite-based backhaul contract with Gilat

Multi-million dollar contract to allow Sprint to expand satellite-based backhaul for cellular Sprint is extending its relationship with satellite connectivity provider Gilat, in a multi-million dollar, three-year managed service contract that will support expansion of Sprint's network, according to Gilat. Gilat said that it will...

Reader Forum: The evolving shape of last-mile wireless infrastructure in US cities

Last-mile wireless infrastructure is set to see a growing influence from the use of millimeter-wave spectrum bands to meet '5G' needs The demand for high-capacity, carrier-grade enterprise broadband in major U.S. cities is growing, fueled by a surge in data usage and cloud services. With...

Ocular IP Webinar: Why SLA Reporting Is Table Stakes for Wireless Backhaul

5g, 4g, SDN, NFV, Small Cells – what is a common requirement for the success of each of these? Reliable, scalable, performance driven backhaul. Tier1 Cell carriers have recently added new technical and service level mandates for backhaul. These specifications highlight the structural shift...

5G wireless backhaul trial from NEC, KT

KT aims to launch 5G trial services in 2018 Japanese company NEC Corporation and Korean telecoms carrier KT completed of a Proof of Concept (PoC) trial for a 5G wireless backhaul solution that utilizes E-Band spectrum (70 GHZ-80 GHz). The PoC was conducted at Phoenix...

Reality Check: What happens where the fiber ends?

Cambium Networks notes the usefulness of wireless backhaul for areas outside the reach of fiber In the world of broadband, there is little doubt that the advent of fiber will bring faster, more reliable connections than the traditional copper infrastructure ever could. What we sometimes...

Reader Forum: Wireless backhaul in the 5G era

Ceragon looks at challenges facing wireless backhaul as the mobile industry evolves towards 5G The future of mobile technology is gaining steady momentum with “5G” targeted for early commercial deployment by 2020. This major infrastructure overhaul is yet to be fully realized with regards...

The mysteries of dark fiber and future of backhaul

Cell Tower News is brought to you by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). On this episode of Cell Tower News, host Joey Jackson discusses the state of the wireless ecosystem, delves into the mysteries of dark fiber and gets an insider's perspective on backhaul...

Wireless backhaul platform helps carriers expand 4G in North America

Three large North American mobile operators are expanding their 4G networks using a new IP-20 wireless backhaul platform developed by Ceragon Networks to efficiently transition existing networks to 4G in order to expand coverage and increase capacity. Ceragon Networks believes the platform’s backward compatibility capabilities,...

Reader Forum: Enabling mission-critical HD multimedia services to first responders

You know the saying, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That’s exactly what first responders need to do in emergencies or developing events. They need to be able to act responsibly and quickly, streaming real-time, high-definition video to remote command and...

Advantages of the 60 GHz frequency band and new 60 GHz backhaul radios

The use of the 60-GHz (V-Band) goes back to 2001, when the US regulator (FCC) adopted rules for unlicensed operations in the 57 to 64GHz band for commercial and public use. This very wide frequency band, with over a 7-GHz of continuous spectrum, makes...

Reader Forum: 4 ways to reduce business risk, deflect cybersecurity threats with wireless backhaul

What do Spotify, the European Central Bank and Apple have in common? All were the targets of major cybersecurity attacks in 2014, which rose a whopping 48% from 2013 to 2014. Unsurprisingly, people are rattled. According to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, 24% of consumers...

#CCAExpo: CBNL boosts wireless backhaul speed, range

ATLANTA – Cambridge Broadband Networks unveiled an update to its point-to-multipoint VectaStar wireless backhaul platform that it said now supports hub capacity of 14.4 gigabits per second with a maximum range of up to 12 miles. The VectaStar 600 product follows up on the initial...

Ceragon expanding wireless backhaul in Africa

Tier 1 African operator using Ceragon to build backbone network New Jersey-based Ceragon Networks is working on a $4 million project to expand the wireless backhaul capabilities of a tier one African mobile network operator in which Ceragon will provide its IP-20 platform for long-haul data...

Fastback Networks merges with Sub10 Systems

The market for wireless backhaul solutions is growing as operators explore LTE and small cell deployments in areas that are not served by fiber. There are several approaches to wireless backhaul, and now two companies with different solutions are joining forces. Fastback Networks offers a...

2015 Predictions: Small cells set to move outdoors – backhaul pending – in 2015

Editor’s Note: With 2015 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year. Over the past few years there has been a lot of discussion about small cells –...

Analyst Angle: Backhaul isn’t always about fiber

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. Discussion around the cellular backhaul market in the United States today places a heavy emphasis...

Reality Check: Alternatives to the norm — planning for power and backhaul

Power and backhaul key to maintaining operations Carriers have historically experienced a host of challenges in planning for alternative forms of power or backhaul during the initial design, build and implementation of wireless networks. These hurdles have often resulted in avoidable cost increases and operational...

Reader Forum: The Internet of Things ate my network

The Internet of Things, which got a boost from Apple with the launch of its HomeKit in June, is either going to transform our world – or crush it – depending on who you ask. But, one thing is for certain: our network infrastructures are...

Microwave technologies flourish with new deals, equipment

The use of wireless technology for backhaul continues to flourish, with a number of recent news announcements bolstering the space. Aviat Networks has launched a new IP/MPLS router that incorporates microwave transport as well as Layer 2 carrier Ethernet. The CTR 8000 platform is intended...

Construction of AOptix/Anova trading network begins

One of AOptix's field trials of its wireless backhaul solution has resulted in the start of construction for deployment of its laser/radio frequency dual-technology product, with networks expected to be complete mid-second quarter of this year. Anova Technologies, which provides trading connectivity for financial companies,...

Reader Forum: Backhauling the enterprise opportunity

Research from Ovum tells us that in 2013, mobile operators forfeit $32.5 billion dollars in messaging revenues to free applications like WhatsApp and Viber. There is an old Stoic proverb describing

Reader Forum: How network sharing can help mobile operators address the backhaul burden

Cooperation with a competitor – even going so far as to share network resources – is not a scenario that typically would be used to describe the hotly competitive mobile network operator world.

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