Small cell and Macro cell Backhaul
Backhaul is the connection of mobile carrier and public safety network traffic from towers and buildings back to the carrier’s mobile switching stations and the Internet.
Fourth generation (or 4G) networks now require anywhere from five (5) to twenty (20) small cells for every macro cell built in their network. These small cells can be located on towers, rooftops, street poles, light poles, smaller structures, inside parks, stadiums, offices and many other locations. It is often technically or economically difficult to provide fiber backhaul to these locations. FiberTower’s 24GHz and 39GHz spectrum and technology, which can offer over 200 high capacity links per square kilometer, provides an ideal solution.