tower backhual? I know it's not very important to know but I have always wondered what are the link speeds for the actual hspa+ and lte towers? It would seem that 100mbps is my guess but Im just guessing, does anyone know the magic number?
OinktasticLet them use fibreReviews:
I would suspect at least 1Gbps for HSPA+ (21Mbit theoretically per sub) and 10Gbps for LTE (100Mbit theoretically per sub) in any urban area, but I've got no technical details for you. There's no way they would put in a 100Mbps backhaul for a shared connection where each subscriber can almost saturate that... then again I've seen worse things in the past.
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Short answer is, it depends...
Most HSPA+ sites have at least 100M backhaul; hub sites have more (either GigE or multiple 100M's).
I'm not as familar with Roger's LTE deployment - but other carriers I am familar with have either multiple 100M links, or a GigE per LTE site...
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We recently had a Rogers Fiber connection installed at work and we were talking with the contractors who were installing the line.
They were telling us that because of LTE, Rogers had to deploy fiber to all their cell towers to support the speeds LTE requires.
I'd assume that with the new LTE service, all their towers have a gigabit conection.
We have a 100mbps connection at work, however the Fiber, Access Switch, and our equipment all operate at 1000mbps. The Access Switch throttles our connection back to 100mbps.
Since the Cell Towers are Rogers' own equipment, I'd assume they are also connected at gigabit, but are probably not throttled back to a slower data rate over the fiber link.
Fibre is the media, that means nothing, I have a 10/10 connection over fibre at work. What Rogers pushes through that media is a different story.
I'm aware fiber is just the media (like coaxial, or twisted pair). I was just saying that the Access Equipment Rogers uses on a majority of their data fiber links operates at a gigabit speed (1000Base-ZX).
So I'd assume that the fiber deployed to their LTE towers would be terminated to equipment providing a gigabit connection as well.