LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks will deliver gigabit-per-second speeds to mobile devices, generating huge volumes of high-bandwidth traffic. That traffic volume puts mobile backhaul networks under extreme cost pressure, forcing operators to make smart, cost-effective choices for the future.

That’s why Tellabs has entirely renewed Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions – to simplify the migration to LTE and LTE-Advanced. About half of the 160 customers who use Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions plan to migrate to LTE and LTE-A over the next few years.

“From our recent global service provider research, we know that service providers are investing to increase capacity to accommodate growing data traffic, and they are buying backhaul solutions today that solve not only 3G, but position them well for immediate or future LTE rollouts,” said Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst, Infonetics Research. “In our view, the Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solution set and roadmap have the suite of timing and sync functions that satisfy the needs of LTE and LTE-A backhaul networks."

Mobile operators can evolve to LTE and LTE-A at their own pace
Since 2005, when Tellabs introduced its IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul solution in the Tellabs 8600 series, about 160 global service providers have chosen Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions. Some of these backhaul networks are already delivering LTE services, and the others are ready to evolve to LTE whenever operators want. Most recently, Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions improved Orange Moldova’s mobile data Ethernet/IP capability.

“Mobile users and smartphones will generate exponential growth in mobile data traffic in LTE and LTE-Advanced networks. With service providers’ costs already under pressure, it’s crucial to make smart choices on cost-efficiency and platform flexibility,” said Dan Kelly, executive vice president – global products at Tellabs. ”Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions lower customers’ costs and deliver a better user experience, so our customers can profitably meet user demands.”

Syntonization means frequency alignment of network clocks. This functionality is also commonly called “timing synchronization” and “frequency synchronization.”

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Posted by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern

February 29, 2012