Cable/DSL and the future of high-speed internet

Alexander Harrowell a.harrowell at
Tue Mar 13 16:07:49 UTC 2007

Data point: a "considerable" number of mobile ops worldwide are
pulling fibre to their Node-Bs or at least their RNCs. (No, wireline
types - not Republican National Committees, Radio Network Controllers
- you have one for every 10-15 Node-Bs, for a very rough idea)

Sources say the triggering event is the enablement of HSDPA (and
presumably Revision A for the CDMA world, although I haven't heard of
a CDMA carrier fibreing up yet). Some deployments so far have been up
to 2,000 cell sites with fibre backhaul.

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