Wireless Infrastructure - How Do You Meet the Mobile Backhaul Challenge? Listen to this Webinar First
June 08, 2010
By Marisa Torrieri, TMCnet Editor
It’s been said that by the year 2012, which is only 18 months away, 65 percent of all phones will be smartphones.
That’s great news for consumers, but what about wireless service providers?
They’re stuck with having to manage the huge burden of already saturated networks – and wireless infrastructure. How do you ensure you manage your backhaul correctly to maintain customers and grow the base exponentially?
On June 17, CFN Services, RazorSight and Cisco (News - Alert) will team up to provide you with the answer at a free webinar, “Meeting the Mobile Backhaul Challenge.”
Speakers include Light Reading’s Patrick Donegan, Light Reading; Cisco Systems’ (News - Alert) Robert Synnestvedt and CFN Services’ Mark Casey. The one-hour webinar, open for registration now, will take place at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).
In a recent podcast interview with TMCnet, Casey, who is president of CFN Services (News - Alert), said the explosion of all the new devices in the marketplace has amplified the demands on a backhaul networks.
“So they’re all scrambling to catch up with the data demand that’s been being driven onto the backup network,” Casey told TMCnet during the interview.
So how will these operators support all the new video, data and voice applications they are utilizing on their wireless devices?
“There’s a broad set of areas they need to focus on, from expanding 3G coverage areas to looking toward 4G,” Casey told TMCnet. “Common across all of those types of things – like applications, handsets, etcetera -- is the backhaul network.”
Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Web editor, covering IP hardware and mobility, including IP phones, smartphones, fixed-mobile convergence and satellite technology. She also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet's gadgets and satellite e-Newsletters. To read more of Marisa's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri