Delivering Densification via Small Cell, Macrocell and In-Building to an SLA
As radio access networks increase in capacity, transport networks must deliver a complement in density of coverage and bandwidth per square area to support SLAs and provide a satisfactory user experience. Transport technology with fiber-equivalent services over wireless is emerging as “fiber fill-in” enabling mobile network operators to deliver on the universal consumer assumption of “Anytime Anywhere” access to services. Requirements for connectivity, services and network functionality are shifting to meet the demands for expanded reach and higher capacity, support for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services over wireless, intelligent provisioning and end-to-end QoS.
Mobile operators, Ethernet backhaul providers, small cell network operators and equipment vendors were in attendance as this session unveiled the mobile transport innovations that are enabling high capacity densification of the mobile network. Attendees gained insights as first-mover network operators and technology providers shared experiencea and visiona for the transformational impact of the new mobile backhaul on macrocell, small cell and in-building deployments.
Led by Richard Webb, Infonetics Research, this session featured a uniquely specialised and expert point of view from individual speakers representing the mobile service and network operators leading innovation in mobile transport.
- Richard Webb, Directing Analysts, Microwave & Carrier WiFi, Infonetics Research
- Bruce Girdlestone, Head of Business Development, Wholesale Markets, Virgin Media
- Dejan Bojic, Director, Global Product Strategy, Mobile Backhaul, NEC
- Dr. Laurent Bouillot, Chairman & CEO, Siradel
Attendees Included: Representatives of mobile service providers, equipment OEMs, and technology providers. Management responsible for transport network engineering, network operations, and technology strategy for:
- Mobile network operators considering deployment of small cells, or LTE upgrade of macrocell backhaul
- Ethernet backhaul providers planning to offer small cell backhaul and other commercial services
- Tower, fiber and utility network operators looking to extend the reach of existing plant/networks
- Network equipment OEMs supplying infrastructure for macrocell backhaul or small cell networks