Data transfer in the mobile backhaul networks can be done in two ways – wireless using Point-to-Point radio communication or wired through optical fiber cables and copper wires. Today, approximately 50% of all cellular base stations are connected using wireless links. This blog post makes a comparison between wireless and wired.
The number of connected smart phones and tablets is increasing rapidly and the mobile data is expected to grow up to 10 times in the next five year period. This means that operators need to densify the mobile networks and increase the capacity of the mobile networks. As a result, millions of base stations will be deployed closer to the end users.