Mobile data usage trends are placing ever-growing pressure on the core, aggregation and access network infrastructures of Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). It’s a situation that can result in escalating operating costs and reduced margins.
The transition to a dedicated fibre backhaul solution is inevitable and essential to support mobile network architecture evolution and provide more scalable, high-bandwidth solutions.
Our fibre infrastructure enables MNOs to use dark fibre platforms to connect masts and plan for wide-scale small cell deployment.
It also enables operators to move away from opex based managed services, gain greater control over ongoing costs and secure full control and visibility of their networks. Using our existing long distance and metro dark fibre to connect cell sites is a cost-effective way to provide the bandwidth throughput and low latency needed. Our dark fibre supports requirements for LTE backhaul and enables deployment of C-RAN and Fronthaul architecture. It can also support migration from TDM to all-IP packet based networks.
As well as using our existing dark fibre networks, MNOs can also become anchor partners for brand new city network builds.
In Hull, for example, a bespoke dark-fibre solution helped Three UK achieve a network performance improvement of 380% while significantly reducing total cost of ownership.
Mobile cell sites, business clusters and areas of high footfall are always included when planning our city networks. This makes them ideal for mobile operators wanting to enhance performance at existing sites and add new sites to boost coverage – without the expense of building from scratch.
Every new network we build to support a mobile operator also has the potential to serve the businesses, homes and public buildings that naturally congregate in the same areas.
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