Backhaul Delivery Solutions
For mobile carriers, the largest network expense is backhaul. Now, more than ever, operators are looking for ways to reduce transport costs in the backhaul network by more efficiently utilizing bandwidth and optimizing their network for support of multiple technologies. As the cost of backhauling traffic continues to rise, the need to drive down costs continues to be the central focus of operators. The conversion to an Ethernet-based IP-enabled network architecture is inevitable. This will occur not only to handle an increase in new applications and mobile users, but to drive down the rapidly rising cost of backhaul. What specifically do we mean by the term backhaul? An example of the backhaul network is illustrated below. Note that the backhaul portion of the network can use any number of high-speed connections. Examples of backhaul connections are microwave, fiber, DSL, or any number of other connection technologies.