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I always thought of it as the ugly stepsister, but wireless backhaul seems to be finally getting its due. Mobile Experts released a report today that predicts "massive growth in wireless backhaul links for mobile communications." In its report Backhaul for Small Cells, the company provides a worldwide forecast for femtocells and picocells.
"We expect that backhaul technology choices will change over time," reports Dr. Jonathan Wells, Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts. "Initial deployments of small cells must rely heavily on wireless techniques due to lack of fiber availability. Over the longer term, latency and throughput concerns will become a stronger consideration, as operators implement advanced HetNet features such as coordinated multipoint (CoMP) and interference cancellation (IRC or ICIC). In the end, we predict that more than 1.8 million small-cell wireless backhaul unit shipments during 2016."
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