Recently we conducted a webinar on Delivering the ‘Optimal Mobile Backhaul’ Experience – which generated many interesting and insightful questions on wireless backhaul implementation challenges, solutions, and future roadmap. We received more questions than we were able to answer in the allotted time, so we decided to answer all the questions through this blog. We hope these responses are informative for those of you seeking to better understand the nuances of building robust wireless backhaul networks. You can access the webinar archive by clicking here.

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Multi-vendor global networks are driving the need for common standards, and highly interoperable products and services. Conceptualized in the year 2005, the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certification program for Carrier Ethernet equipment, solutions, services, and engineers consists of a series of tests that provide evidence for end-users, service providers, and manufacturers, that products and services are compliant of published MEF specifications.

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More than a decade ago when mobile infrastructure companies, service providers, and device makers started working on Location Based Services (LBS), analysts predicted LBS as "the next big thing” in the mobile services market. Operators had expected to increase their average revenue per user (ARPU) by deploying location services. Network infrastructure vendors made significant investments on increasing the accuracy of a user’s location using various technologies like GPS, AGPS, and cell-IDs. And, application vendors and device makers were pretty excited about the possibilities of LBS. But, "the next big thing” never happened.

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