At Broadcom, we’re committed to enabling the mobile lifestyle with content and connectivity when and where people want it. In 2012, the number of connected devices is set to exceed the world’s population — with an estimated 7 billion devices.
Service providers around the globe are racing to transform their mobile networks to fulfill consumer appetite for more and more bandwidth. Broadcom’s end-to-end solutions are delivering the mobile network of the future today, redefining the mobile experience with enhanced connectivity and a more reliable network.
Spanning the entire network — from the Access Point to the Edge, to the Aggregation and finally the Core — Broadcom high-bandwidth solutions support the mobile experience consumers crave with high quality voice connections, faster app downloads and uninterrupted video streaming.
The Mobile Network Transformation
To facilitate this unprecedented increase in bandwidth requirements, service providers are transforming their networks, abandoning legacy Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) technology in favor of packet-based Ethernet networks as the standard medium for the mobile backhaul of new and future 3G and 4G services.
Recognizing the serious limitations of TDM, service providers and their equipment suppliers are turning to Broadcom’s industry-leading Ethernet-based solutions to manage the massive new bandwidth requirements of 3G and 4G/LTE networks.
Already a proven technology, Ethernet is ideal for the performance and economic challenges presented by the explosive growth of mobile traffic. It provides a cost-effective connectivity solution that scales to meet rising bandwidth demands, providing up to 1,000 times higher bandwidth than a TDM-based connection, at a significantly lower cost. These and other characteristics make it easy to see why Ethernet is expected to become the dominant carrier backhaul technology, approaching 100 percent usage in base stations by 2014, according to the Infonetics Mobile Backhaul Forecast, 4Q10.
Better Backhaul Differentiates the Mobile Experience
Carriers must backhaul data from cell sites to the core of the network to manage the evolution of 4G/LTE networks and the massive growth of wireless traffic. With 99.98 percent of Internet traffic crossing a Broadcom chip, Broadcom provides the technology that allows carriers to deploy robust and capable mobile backhaul networks for the 4G era and beyond.
For the end user, the implementation of Ethernet networks enables more advantages to the overall “connected” experience. After all, people have all these amazing devices, but what good are they if the network doesn’t work efficiently and seamlessly? Fewer dropped calls and faster downloads make devices more reliable and therefore more useful and enjoyable.
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