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Research and Markets: Mobile Backhaul Planning and Engineering Considerations and Market Potential Research Report
[March 05, 2014]

Research and Markets: Mobile Backhaul Planning and Engineering Considerations and Market Potential Research Report

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Mobile Backhaul Planning and Engineering Considerations and Market Potential" report to their offering.

The popular vision of the mobile industry (beyond the devices) is one of cell towers, but the backbone of the industry is backhaul! Backhaul is the connection of every cell site to the network. Without backhaul, the cell sites are useless.

The word backhaul is somewhat misleading, as it brings up thoughts of double hauling of traffic. This of course is not the case. Backhaul is simply the name applied to the connection to the network. Backhaul has been around much longer than the cellular industry. It is the connection from any point of concentration (cell site, voice switch/concentrator, data switch/router, etc.) to the network. It is the facility that connects to the line side of the router. It is the facility that connects to the network side of a switch.

The cellular industry has grown from almost nothing in the last two decades to the most dominate communications service/technology in the world. However, as the forecasts in this report clearly show, that growth is far from over. Just to put th deluge of mobile devices in perspective here are some statistics:

This report is a guideline for considerations for planning and engineering backhaul, as well as forecasts for the cellular industry market potential. It will provide a useful tool for anyone (novice to engineer in the field) to understanding the complexities and choices in planning and engineering a vast variety of telecommunications projects. It will also be invaluable as a guide to the growth that has occurred and is forecast to continue for the cellular industry. While the report is primarily aimed at the cellular industry, it is also intended as a guide for all types of projects requiring a connection to the network.

The report starts with a statistical view of the growth of mobile devices, with forecasts. The next several sections deal with the market potential of the cellular industry with an emphasis on the North American market, but also with information from worldwide sources. It then moves to a review of the various types of backhaul, i.e., facilities that can be used for backhaul. Next is a discussion of the general architecture of backhaul and its direct application to cellular architecture. The next section describes the various application scenarios that may require backhaul. Then there is a more detailed section on traffic considerations, and a very detailed discussion of the various engineering considerations in applying backhaul, (including cost and cost trade-off scenarios) with emphasis on the responsibilities of the backhaul engineer.

The last section lists a sampling of vendors of backhaul equipment. The Appendixes provide detailed information on the traffic engineering concepts referenced in the report.

Key Topics Covered:

Table of Figures

The Lightwave Network Series of Reports


Market Potential of Major Us Cellular Carriers

Market Potential of Major Us Cellular Carriers

Market Potential of Mobile Device Sales - Forecast By Manufacturer

Types of Backhaul

Backhaul Architecture - Link To/From Network

Backhaul Application Scenarios

Traffic Considerations

Engineering Considerations

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A Sampling of Manufactures of Backhaul Hardware

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