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Backhaul Research Note: Backhaul networks in the oilfield


Although remote monitoring systems have been used in the oil and gas industry since the early 1970s, it was not until the early 2000s that digital oilfields started to gather relevant attention from the industry. Even today, fewer than 10% of oilfields are digitalized, while penetration is even lower in similar segments such as mines and farms. The stagnant carrier industry, and the far larger number of machines that will access cellular networks in the future, are making many telecom equipment increase their interest in vertical markets. This strategy change has been publicly announced during recent months by several important backhaul players, including Ericsson, Ceragon and DragonWave. Besides oilfield workers's mobile communication, a myriad of electronic SCADA-enabled (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) devices require the existence of .... 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.
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