- Survey: Mobile Networks are Near Full Capacity - here
- Yankee Group: Average Cell Backhaul Bandwidth will Grow to 100 Mbps by 2015 - here
Certainly some intelligence, optimization, caching and offloading technologies could be useful here, rather than just "throw more bandwidth on the problem" (see solutions from Stoke, Volubill, DiViNetworks, Saguna and Sycamore and of course the traditional DPI/traffic management solutions).
Shin Umeda, Vice President of Routers research at Dell’Oro Group said: “Our research has found that operators around the world are concerned with the rate of mobile traffic growth and are transitioning to Internet Protocol (IP) technologies to build a more efficient and scalable backhaul network. Our latest report forecasts the demand for IP-based routers and switches will continue to grow through 2015, almost doubling the market size of the Router and Switches segment in the five-year forecast period”
See "Mobile Broadband to Drive Backhaul Market to $9 Billion by 2015- here.