LTE Backhaul Event to Explore Whether Carrier Ethernet is the Most Cost-Efficient Solution for Supporting Growing Bandwidth Demands

Feb 21, 2011, 02:59 ET from Telecoms IQ

LONDON, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the demand for high speed data services continues to increase, mobile operators are looking for the most cost-efficient methods for upgrading their backhaul and providing the bandwidth necessary for delivering LTE services.

In an interview with Telecoms IQ, Phil Tilley from Metro Ethernet Forum suggests that the deployment of Ethernet in backhaul networks is the most cost-effective solution for operators struggling to cope with the increasing demand for data services: "In terms of price-per bit, there is no doubt that Carrier Ethernet meets the rapid demands for increases in bandwidth that are required today for all modern applications".

LTE Backhaul ( will address key questions that mobile operators are facing as they try to achieve their migration to LTE backhaul whilst maintaining legacy infrastructure and services. Philippe Herbelin, R&D Strategy Manager at France Telecom says "Key questions mobile operators face on the way to LTE and beyond will be addressed during this conference"

LTE Backhaul ( will bring together a panel of senior transmission and backhaul experts involved in the practical migration to LTE Backhaul, including:

    - Deepak Kakadia, IP Network Architect and Distinguished Member
      of Technical Staff, Verizon Wireless
    - Johan Brandt, Project Manager, Mobile Backhaul, Telenor Norway
    - Surjeet Verma, Transport Network Architect, Hutchison 3G
    - Roberto Micali, Senior Network Engineer, Telecom Italia
    - Peter Zidar, Head of Standardisation Office, Mobitel Slovenia
    - Berkin Kartal, Lead Engineer for NG Backhaul Project, T-Mobile
    - Roman Arcea, Mobile Packet Switch Core and IP/MPLS Network
      Engineer, Orange Moldova
    - Radu Niculita, Technical Lead, IP Network Architect, Vodafone
    - Kemal Erman, Head of Technology Strategy and Planning, Vodafone
    - Ian Heath, Group Chief Operating Officer, Kulacom

LTE Backhaul will be held from 3rd-6th May at America Square Conference Centre, London - the LTE Backhaul programme is available for download at

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SOURCE Telecoms IQ