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Mimosa Networks rolls out B11 for 'Backhaul to the Future'

Calling it "Backhaul to the Future," Mimosa Networks announced the B11 backhaul radio with massive multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) technology. It's designed to give wireless ISPs a high-precision licensed radio at a cost-effective price.

Ericsson: Microwave will provide 65% of backhaul by 2020

Ericsson predicts that microwave will become the dominant backhaul technology by 2020 with 65 percent of cell sites using microwave to backhaul traffic. The company, which just released it Microwave 2020 report, said that microwave will dominate not only because of the capacity it can offer but also because of the economics and the lack of fiber in certain areas.

Lumos sees dark fiber dollars in wireless small cells, enterprise customers

Lumos Networks' current dark fiber revenues may still be relatively small at $1 million, but the telco cites growing interest from wireless operators and enterprise customers as factors that will drive up revenues in the coming year.

Zayo grows fiber-to-the-tower footprint to 800 macro tower, small cell sites

Zayo continues to see new opportunities in its fiber-to-the-tower business, announcing that as of the end of June it sold services to over 800 macro tower and small cell sites that leverage previous anchor FTTT network builds already in place.

TWC says it has nearly 20,000 cell towers wired for backhaul

Time Warner Cable is highlighting its growing portfolio of backhaul services, noting in a blog post that the company has nearly 20,000 cell towers wired for cellular backhaul service. That figure is important because it shows how important wholesale services have become to cable MSOs, particularly as residential video subscriber numbers are dropping.

AT&T network hardware issue disrupts wireless service in Southeast

Wireless service for customers at a variety of carriers was disrupted yesterday across parts of the Southeast due to a hardware issue in AT&T's wireline network. The issue affected customers in parts of Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, according to media reports.

Sprint to add 'tens of thousands' of small cells, bring 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz LTE to 'nearly all' macro sites

Sprint (NYSE: S) revealed a few more details about its network densification efforts but did not disclose its vendor partners for the project or exactly how many macro cell sites and small cells it will add to its network. However, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that "nearly all" of Sprint's existing macro cell sites will be upgraded to support 800 MHz, 1900 MHz and 2.5 GHz for LTE, which he said will improve coverage and capacity across the network.

Analysts: Sprint's network densification project will likely include 70K small cells

Sprint has not yet announced its final plans for its "Next Generation Network" (NGN) network densification, but elements of it are starting to take shape. According to financial analysts who follow the carrier, the NGN program will include around 70,000 small cells, some unknown number of additional macro cell sites and will likely involve wireless backhaul technology using the 2.5 GHz band.

Towerstream deploying NLOS backhaul, eyeing 3.5 GHz band

Towerstream's top network executive said the carrier recently finished testing non-line-of-sight (NLOS) backhaul technology and has begun deploying the offering. He also said that the company is interested in using the 3.5 GHz band that the FCC recently voted to free up for unlicensed operations.

Southern Light sees growing opportunities in dark fiber, small cell backhaul

Dark fiber may be the latest fashion statement in the wholesale provider market, but to Southern Light, the service is something it based its initial business case on when it founded the company.