Operators turn to small cell backhaul

Staff writer
12 Jan 2012
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Operators are expected to offload more and more of their traffic over indoor and outdoor small cells, Wi-Fi hotspots and residential femtocells, according to Infonetics Research.

Co-founder Michael Howard said that while operators handle an average of 90% of their mobile traffic with macrocells and the backhaul network, they are already offloading about 10% of their traffic over the smaller means.

Operators intend to triple that to about 30% at some point in 2013 or later, with outdoor small cells seeing the most growth in use.

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