AT&T, Verizon and others refine their wireless backhaul strategies

ILECsThe top four ILECs--AT&T, Verizon Communications, CenturyLink and Windstream--are taking different approaches to the wireless backhaul opportunity, despite being the natural purveyors of fiber to the tower (FTTT) services for wireless operators offering 3G and LTE services. AT&T and Verizon face a dual challenge in that they have to serve other wireless operators in their wireline footprints along with AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless. CenturyLink and Windstream don't have wireless subsidiaries to serve, so it should be no surprise that they have made fiber-based wireless backhaul a big part of their wholesale strategy. In a special report, the first of four in a new series, FierceTelecom examines how the top four ILECs are tackling the wireless backhaul opportunity. Special Report

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