Fastback Networks' Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR) was deployed to provide the temporary wireless backhaul during President Barack Obama's commencement address at Rutgers University on May 15 at High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, N.J.
While it services just over 100 towers today, Cable One is looking to aggressively expand its cellular backhaul business, said the MSO's CEO, Thomas Might. "We have 25 to 30 towers...
AT&T's fiber deployment to homes and businesses isn't just taking place in its own territory as the service provider is finding new business service and backhaul opportunities outside its footprint.
Backhaul services for wireless carriers, including for small cells, continues to be a noteworthy opportunity for the nation's fiber providers like Lumos and Zayo. Indeed, executives from both companies discussed the small cell opportunity during their respective earnings conference calls this week, noting that demand remains slightly unclear but that the eventual opportunity could be significant.
Telco Systems said it has been awarded a major contract extension from a Tier 1 wholesale carrier of Ethernet mobile backhaul services in the U.S. Telco Systems will deploy hundreds of its T-Marc 3348 devices in order for the Tier 1 wholesale carrier to offer 10 Gbps Ethernet mobile backhaul services throughout the northeast of the United States.
FairPoint said it is entering the dark fiber market in part to offer backhaul connections to the small cells being deployed by Verizon, Sprint and others. Chris Alberding, VP of product management at FairPoint Communications, said the company has not seen a large amount of small cell networks in Northern New England yet, but the provider wants to be prepared.
The global microwave equipment market saw overall revenues for the fourth quarter drop 7 percent year-over-year, amounting to what IHS called "unseasonably weak" performance.
Southern Telecom is on the network expansion trail again, announcing an agreement with Georgia Transmission Corp. to build a 75-mile dark fiber route between Winder and Hartwell, Ga.
Cleareon Fiber Networks, an emerging dark fiber provider formerly known as Phoenix Fiber Network, sees an opportunity to help building owners improve wireless connectivity as operators expand coverage using distributed antenna systems (DAS) and cloud RAN (C-RAN) technologies.
Almost a year after backhaul providers Fastback Networks and Sub10 Systems announced their decision to merge, former Sub10 CEO Stuart Broome is finding himself in an enviable position. With both Mobile World Congress 2016 and the Tessco One Innovation Showcase next week, he's never had so many requests for meetings and appointments surrounding its new products.