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August 13, 2008

Mtg: Wireless Backhaul Trends: Future Role of Wireless, Fiber Optics, and Copper Wire

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WEDNESDAY October 8, 2008
SCV Communications? Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Wells, Founder and Principal Partner, AJIS LLC
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none (donation to cover pizza)
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Wireless operators are seeing continuous strain on their backhaul networks. ? 50 million new mobile subscribers are added worldwide every month. ? Data usage is exploding. ? Future 4G technologies will require base station to deliver 100s of Mbps per site. Despite this, most base stations are currently services with just a few T1 (1.5 Mbps) copper lines. Backhaul already commands 25% or more of a wireless operator’s capex budget. ? No longer can carriers simply lease or switch on another T1 line. Time for a rethink of backhaul strategy!

This presentation will explore backhaul trends going forward. ? Backhaul networks will be both scalable and multi-format. ? They will need to grow as networks build out, and be able to handle legacy TDM-based 2G networks as well as high-speed 4G IP-centric networks. ? Ethernet will place an increasingly important role. ? Advances in copper and fiber wireline technology will result, and higher capacity microwave and millimeter-wave radios will play an increasingly important role.

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