NORTH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY UNION
Existing and emerging services that become available to the end user are currently supported by wireline access technologies such as relatively limited capacity cable modems and ADSL or high capacity FTTx/VDSL as well as wireless technologies such as HSDPA, Wi-Fi and WiMAX. However, in order to achieve the required data rate, cell distances have to be small. This will result in a large number of cells to be interconnected to the mobile backhaul network. Serving a large number of cells with point to point links is extremely inefficient.