According to the report, the following after key data that immediately stood out:
- WiMAX and LTE will require backhaul needs of 80-100 Mbps. Their deployments will increase the need for new backhaul solutions.
- While microwave will remain the most common last mile link medium, Ethernet is playing an increasing role in supporting backhaul needs for cellular and WiMAX networks.
- 90,000 Gbps of capacity in the last mile of the backhaul network will be needed by the end of 2013 to support the worlds cellular and WiMAX networks.
- In Asia/Pacific, the cellular backhaul last mile backhaul capacity for LTE will be 2,500 Gbps
And with services like WiMax that has a strong chance of service as a residence or business' main Internet gateway, G4 networks will play a greater role along side traditional Internet services like DSL and cable.