Report: Operators need to spend $840B to avoid backhaul bottlenecks

A new report from Juniper Research concludes that mobile network operators need to spend almost $840 billion (€610 billion) globally over the next five years in order to address serious bottlenecks in their backhaul networks. The report found that microwave and fibre will dominate the backhaul market, with microwave accounting for over 60 per cent of the global mobile backhaul capacity by 2016. The report said  microwave backhaul will be driven by high adoption levels in markets including Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, Indian Subcontinent and in the Asia Pacific region. Release