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The five year story – mobile data, backhaul and VectaStar
It's five years since of the most significant landmarks in the telecommunications industry – when data overtook voice as the dominant traffic on mobile networks.
This highlighted 3G and smartphone adoption across many high subscriber markets, but only really provided a glimpse of what was to come.
Since then data has become five times that of voice. With 40 million new LTE subscriptions added during Q4 2013, data is only going one way.
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report provides an excellent summary and got us thinking.
What effect has the rise of data had on backhaul, and more specifically, how have we supported operators in developing products to meet the challenges?
Higher capacity, greater efficiency, lower costs and feature rich platforms to support quick deployment have all become staple backhaul requirements.
We’ve been privileged to support some of the largest operators in the world with solutions to meet these requirements, but have not stood still to achieve this.
Since 2009 we’ve launched four new product variants which efficiently backhaul today’s data demand trends, the latest being the wideband VectaStar Gigabit and Metro unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress.
To understand VectaStar’s progression over the last five years in more depth we analysed some key performance indicators which are shown on our new infographic.
As you can see, we’ve made vast technical advances which have united to establish VectaStar as one of the leading backhaul technologies on the market today.