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The wide adoption of mobile broadband services by users of smartphones and other mobile terminals is being enabled by radio access technologies with better performance than many fixed residential broadband lines. Mobile network operators are upgrading their networks to deliver growing packet traffic cost effectively, while maintaining critical operational functions such as base station synchronization and resilience to faults. Carrier Ethernet technology is figuring strongly in the upgrade from the existing TDM mobile backhaul between radio base stations and mobile core networks.
Date of Publication: October 2010