Wireless backhaul vendors must continue to innovate in order to retain market share

25 January 2024 | Research

Simon Sherrington

Article | PDF (4 pages) | Transport Network Strategies

“Microwave and mmWave technologies are no longer operators’ first choice for backhaul as they increasingly plan to deploy fibre instead, where possible.”


Microwave communication solutions have dominated the backhaul market in many parts of the world for years. Microwave has offered operators an attractive combination of reach, capacity and low latency. It can be quick and efficient to deploy, can be used in challenging terrain and offers cost benefits in various scenarios, particularly in areas where there is no spare fibre available.

Microwave backhaul vendors have steadily introduced a range of technology improvements designed to progress the utility of their solutions.


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Simon Sherrington

Research Director