Dark Fiber for Mobile Backhaul: Lighting the Path to Mobile Network Operator Growth

Dark Fiber for Mobile Backhaul: Lighting the Path to Mobile Network Operator Growth

In this paper, we take a close look at the mobile backhaul trends driving demand for dark fiber, and analyze how network service providers (NSP), cable MSOs and pure-play dark fiber vendors are meeting the market demand.


  • Introduction1
  • Why Dark Fiber for Mobile Backhaul
  • Key Mobile Backhaul Trends Influencing Dark Fiber Adoption
    • Small Cell Backhaul
    • Distributed Antenna Systems
    • On the Horizon: Cloud or Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN)
  • Dark Fiber Providers Focused on Mobile Backhaul
    • Traditional Dark Fiber Providers
    • Regional Local Exchange Carriers (RLEC) and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC)
  • The Last Word

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