Wireless backhaul spend to grow 41% by 2014

Staff writer
Carrier Ethernet Asia
Total expenditures for developing an efficient and effective last mile backhaul will cost mobile operators some $117 billion by 2014, up 41% from $83 billion in 2009, In-Stat said. 
 
Industry analyst Chris Kissel said an emerging industry consensus is that the optimal solution involves running fiber optic cable straight to each base station, with the Ethernet protocol as the backhaul.
 
Latest In-Stat research also show that broadband caps are one of many factors that can slow the widespread migration to LTE.

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