Backhaul Research Note: Backhaul synchronization in the small cell era
As their name implies, cellular networks are based on dividing the coverage area into cells, each one served in principle by its own base station. The fact that end-users are allowed to roam freely between cells requires base stations to be properly synchronized to enable seamless handover of each ongoing user session, independently of the content that is being delivered. In the early years of cellular communications, when circuit-based technologies were employed, synchronization was not an issue at all, since the then-common transmission (PDH and SDH) and cellular (GSM and CDMA) technologies were synchronous by definition. Led by Esteban Monturus, the Backhaul research service covers the whole backhaul industry with an special focus on small cells and wireless technologies, including PTP, PMP, NLOS and other emerging technologies. In order to provide the complete backhaul picture, the service also analyzes wireline and networking trends such as the TDM-to-packet evolution and the adoption of MPLS. The service provides in-depth backhaul vendor profiles & SWOT Analysis as well as carrier expectations & trends. Annual subscription includes two comprehensive reports and 18 research notes on important industry developments as well as analyst support. Price per Research Note indicated below.