Microwave backhaul to become essential in 5G networks where fiber can’t reach a site.

When 5G architects converse on backhaul, most of the talk is about using fiber to connect a site to the network. But what about site locations which are hard to reach? A wireless microwave link provides a compelling solution. It’s also an alternative worth considering if operators find it hard to justify the cost of running a fiber connection to the site. Even though fiber is better-suited to take on the additional capacity of sites, microwave backhaul is a near-perfect option in certain scenarios.

In this article for Knect365’s Telecoms, Media & Technology, Leonida Macciotta, responsible for Huawei’s worldwide microwave marketing, discusses the role and benefits of using microwave in 5G networks. In particular, Leonida addresses the capacity challenge and shows how a 10 Gbps radio link can bridge distances of around 10 kilometers by combining microwave transmissions in the low band (6 to 40 GHz) with the high band (80 GHz).



Article by Huawei's Leonida Macciotta on 5G backhaul with microwave

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