Research and Markets has added the “60-GHz Radio and Small Cells Backhaul–Markets and Technology” report to its offerings. According to the company, one of the major trends in current mobile networks developments is an evolution toward small-cell technologies. It is expected that in a couple of years small-cell structures will prevail and successfully compete with other types of applicable technologies. Often, an open issue for small cells is backhaul and its cost, which may be a major part of the total network capex.
The report addresses one of the 60-GHz radio applications—backhaul for small cells. It analyzes 60-GHz radio characteristics that may be beneficial for such an application and supports findings with market statistics for 60-GHz radio small-cell backhaul. Although 60-GHz radio is not expected to be a major backhaul technology for small cells, it will definitely find the market for such an application. The technology is attractive because it provides the high resistance to interference, available unlicensed 7-gigahertz bandwidth, an ability to work in congested conditions, and a gigabit-per-second speed of transmission.