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September 24, 2010
September 24, 2010

Webinar Shows How to Enable 4G Backhaul 'Without Breaking the Bank'

By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor

A Webinar titled “Enabling 4G Backhaul without Breaking the Bank,” was presented Wednesday September 15.

Advances in wireless technology have exceeded the expectations of consumers and network operators alike, as Webinar officials pointed out, saying as 3G networks feel the strain of users’ insatiable demand for mobile applications and the migration to 4G networks approaches, Webinar organizers say, the demands on backhaul transport are becoming acute.

A good example of this is the impact AT&T & Verizon have felt on their networks from devices like the iPhone and the HTC (News - Alert) Droid. The remedy to this challenge, according to the presenters, is enhanced base-station coverage as well as deployment of 4G next-generation networks. These activities will require a dramatic expansion of backhaul capacity and coverage.

Presenters included Paul Obsitnik, with more than 17 years experience in sales, marketing and business development positions and a proven track record in technology companies. His areas of focus & expertise include strategic planning, market development, product management and product marketing.

Also speaking was Carl Ford (News - Alert), Co-Founder of Crossfire Media ,focused on the impact of communication technology on consumers and industry.

Network operators, the Webinar’s presenters said, already realize the need to enhance networks to manage consumer demand, and are incorporating millimeter wave systems to cost-effectively expand network capacity. But as 4G networks become a reality, this further complicates the challenges as backhaul connections must cost effectively scale in capacity to meet the escalating demand for higher-bandwidth mobile applications and services.

Attendees learned characteristics of 70/80 GHz millimeter wave systems and how they differ from their lower frequency band counterparts, as well as why millimeter wave radios are ideal for next generation base station interconnect.

Check out the archived version of the Webinar HERE.

Find out more about Paul Obsitnik and BridgeWave (News - Alert) Communications; visit the company at the 4GWE Conference. To be held Oct. 4 to 6 in Los Angeles and collocated with ITEXPO West 2010, the 4GWE Conference will focus on the realities of deploying 4G technologies and delivering broadband wireless applications to a growing community of wireless broadband consumers. Don’t wait. Register now.

David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi


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