It is probably no surprise that mobile networks are expecting a backhaul network growth of 10x by 2016, with the iPad3 and smart phones and so many other mobile internet devices on the rise.  Part of the reason for this growth is the transition from 3G to 4G which requires smaller ‘cells’ which means more towers and radios, but most of this growth is due to the networks being stressed to their limit with most traffic being so data heavy while the networks were primarily built for voice traffic.

Bandwidth is a very real concern for cell phone traffic, and with this in mind the mobile backhaul networks are moving away from copper cabling and point to point microwave and instead using single-mode fiber optic cabling to provide these high bandwidth data connections that will be needed as the backhaul networks continue to grow.

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