Telefonica launches LTE pilot with Alca-Lu; Research: Backhaul needs serious investment

> Telefonica launch pre-commercial LTE pilot networks in Madrid and Barcelona using equipment from Alcatel-Lucent. Article

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> Juniper Research has released a new research report that indicates operators need to spend almost $840 billion globally over the next five years in order to address serious bottlenecks in their backhaul networks. Release

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