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Broadcom RFIC shrinks microwave backhaul nets

2/6/2012 01:00 PM EST
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cch31
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cch31   2/9/2012 7:49:04 PM
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Microwave is still dominant for backhaul transport from an overall global perspective. Europe, Latin america, and emerging markets all depend heavily on this for reach due to lack of fiber or even copper availability. In APAC China, Japan, Korea tend to be fiber rich and microwave may not be much of a play except as a backup link. In the US the driving factor was the widespread availability of copper for T1s, and now also moving to fiber so less of a concern. But applications such as off-net reach where a provider doesn't want to go through a 3rd party to reach end customers may still be a case to use microwave in the US. Also, the emergence of small cells where radios are mounted on lamp posts, etc. is not conducive to proliferation of wireline runs will also drive newer microwave requirements such as non line of sight, mulitpoint, etc.

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gsdg90   2/7/2012 6:36:45 PM
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Aren't microwave backhauls grossly uncompetitive as compared to fiber? There are thousands of abandoned microwave backhaul towers across the U.S. due to the advent of fiber. Why would this be a good idea now?

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elctrnx_lyf   2/7/2012 12:40:24 PM
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Microwave backhaul is definitely a big future for mobile telecommunication companies. This will definitely help the telecom OEM's.

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GREATTerry   2/7/2012 2:08:25 AM
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This should be a very important move to simplify the system design.

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