Source: ABI research press release
Worldwide revenues from backhaul leasing are expected to double over the next 30 months, according to a new study from ABI Research. The growth curve even accelerates after 2012, resulting in a fivefold revenue increase between 2009 and 2014.
Why this powerful performance? According to ABI Research senior analyst Nadine Manjaro, the main driver is the effort by mobile operators to prepare for an upgrade to LTE. “Operators might not deploy LTE immediately,” she says, “but they know that before they do, they’ll have to upgrade their backhaul capacity.”