Massive subscriber growth and the rise of high-speed data applications are putting a big strain on T1 backhaul costs for operators. WiMax has been touted as a cheaper solution, but what about WiFi mesh technology? BelAir Networks announced the industry's first wireless mesh backhaul solution for mobile operators that support direct connection to GSM or 3G microcell and picocell base stations through a T1/E1 circuit emulation modules. BelAir says wireless mesh can achieve significant savings over the dedicated wired T1 and E1 lines typically used. According to industry analysts, transport costs, including backhaul expense, can comprise as much as 24 percent of operator revenue. The wireless mesh solution also allows for the creation of hotspots using the same BelAir nodes used for backhaul.
To find out more about BelAir's wireless mesh backhaul solution:
- check out the company's release