Transport Networks for Mobile Operators 2013 – Trends in Mobile Backhaul

It all started two weeks ago in a sudden phone call. On the line was an MEF marketing manager asking me if I wanted to represent MEF in the TNMO Conference in London, speaking about CE 2.0 initiatives related to mobile backhaul. Do I want to speak on mobile backhaul? And on behalf of MEF? What is there to think about? Two days later, I had my travel arrangements sorted out, and off we went. MEF is putting a lot of focus on pushing and aligning its standards, educational papers and implementation agreements…

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Designed to run… your mobile traffic

This last month was full of action, personally as well as professionally, as another peak has now arrived for Telco Systems with the launch of our new next generation mobile backhaul product, the T-Marc 3312SC, at Ethernet Expo Americas 2012 in the storm-recovering NYC. When we first discussed this product, we wanted to bring to the market something disruptive, that will help our customers face the mobile data tsunami and support them in their efforts in introducing innovative technologies like small cells.

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NextGen Mobile Backhaul Demarcation

We are happy to introduce our new mobile backhaul demarcation device T-Marc 3312SC that brings Ethernet/MPLS mobile backhaul to the cell site with best in class density size and price performance for mobile operators and wholesale backhaul providers. T-Marc 3312SC provides multiple types of services to allow mobile operators to deliver backhaul and business services while standardizing through one product. T-Marc 3312SC supports 802.1q, QinQ and MPLS transport technologies – providing high flexibility in technology selection and network thus future-proofing the product with no extra licensing costs. It provides access to…

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Self-Organizing Networks (SON) and MPLS to the Cell Site, How is it connected? (hint: small cells)

The mobile data crunch has created a real need for more and more bandwidth. Since there is a limit to what can be done to defeat physics, this increase in demand has created a need for a new paradigm in mobile networks’ architectures. One possible solution is the “small cell” – a smaller version of the traditional base station in size, cost and transmission power (so the covered radius is smaller too). The magic is that the spectral efficiency of the small base stations is higher, allowing them to send…

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Technology trends at CommunuicAsia 2012

Now, when the suitcases have been unpacked, I have some time to share the emerging trends we saw at CommunicAsia 2012. The main focus at the show was the transition of the market from TDM to packet based networks. These are exciting times for Telco Systems, as a Carrier Ethernet and MPLS solution based company. But what were the main trends we’ve spotted at the show in the edge of the networks?

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The 3Rs for the new mobile economy

Mobile data traffic has tripled year-over-year for the past three years. Three basic elements will be required to support such explosive growth in the new mobile economy. Real-time performance measurements will be necessary for proactive real-time load balancing. Resiliency or elasticity of the network will be a key capability necessary to maintain cost-efficient infrastructure. Relevancy techniques and policies will be required to detect congestion and dynamically load balance traffic to accommodate virtualized resources. The current rate of adoption of wireless mobile communications has hit a staggering 70+ per cent of the 6.9 billion…

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Top technology trends to watch in 2012

In an effort to help you prepare for next year, we’ve looked into our crystal ball and asked our team to give us their predications of some of the trends we’ll see in 2012 and beyond. Mobile technology – With the growing need for more mobile bandwidth, we expect to see several changes. First, we expect C-RAN architecture (Click to download application note)  to come closer to standardization and may even start to see initial deployments. This will enable mobile providers to deploy base stations faster, and at a lower…

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