Posts about Backhaul

Mobile operators are facing two important decisions when planning their small cell rollout in public areas. The first question to be answered is how to transport traffic from small cells to the edge of the mobile core, while the second question concerns interference management. Although these are two distinct decisions, they are closely related. The performance and functional capabilities of the network connecting small cells determines which solutions the mobile operator can use to mitigate interference. Vice versa, the choice of interference management tools drives the operator toward specific connectivity solutions.
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LTE-Advanced Release 10 is a major enhancement of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). This new technology is targeting peak data rates up to 1Gbps and introduces new concepts with the ultimate goal of designing a system that is drastically enhanced in both cell capacity and coverage.
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Big data is a hot topic. Everyone from world leaders, to CXOs, to analysts, to media and just about anyone connected to the technology industry is talking about the transformative powers of big data. It even made it onto the agenda of the 2012 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. If the hype is to be believed, it has the power to transform businesses, governments and even society itself. It has the power to bring new insights into just about everything and drive a new era of intelligent understanding.
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