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

By Telecoms Iq, PRNE
Sunday, February 20, 2011

LONDON, February 21, 2011 - 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
, 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

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

For access to complimentary podcasts and interviews visit

For further information on LTE Backhaul contact +44(0)20-7368-9396 or email telecoms at

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