• Simply put, backhaul is a connection from the wireless cell tower to the internet.

    So, why is cellular backhaul — also known as wireless backhaul — important? Wireless providers are adding more cellular sites to deliver higher capacity and reduced latency while supporting multiple devices. Backhaul is the underlying infrastructure that makes that growth possible by connecting those cell sites to the main data centers that power the internet.

    Without a well-constructed network backhaul infrastructure, it will be difficult to future-proof current networks against growing high-bandwidth demands.

    A backhaul network is planned carefully according to several factors, including bandwidth and latency, interference potential, reliability, scalability and speed. All of these areas significantly impact traffic and the end-user experience, which is why backhaul is vital to keep connected.

    Backhaul solutions are critical to ensure key applications, such as remote education, telehealth and teleworking are fast, secure, reliable and efficient. Mobile backhaul/fronthaul are critical components to accelerating 5G mobile service deployments.

  • High Capacity: Fiber can keep pace with growing backhaul requirements faster than wireless technologies.

    High Speeds: Backhaul helps users leverage high bandwidth at very fast speeds.

    Scalability: Easily expand capacity through multiplexing wavelengths on existing or new strands.

    Reliability: Fiber offers superior backhaul uptime and maximum stability.

    Redundancy: Fiber provides critical backup.

  • To meet new demands for more bandwidth, more reliability and greater coverage, wireless carriers will need to continue to accelerate their spending in fiber infrastructure to remain competitive. That’s why it’s important to partner with a fiber-optic broadband service provider like Horizon.

    Horizon remains ready to meet evolving requirements by continuously expanding its footprint and service capability. At Horizon, we know that the landscape of communications is on the move — it’s why our mission is to deliver the fiber capabilities our customers need with the service excellence they want.

    Horizon is a premier backhaul specialist delivering flexible network infrastructure. By combining our advanced fiber network with unparalleled service and access to both suburban and rural areas, we’ve become an indispensable resource for cellular backhaul companies.

    At Horizon, we service key Midwest metropolitan areas — but not to the exclusion of suburban and rural regions. We provide backhaul services across Appalachian regions in southern and eastern Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as rural areas in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.

    Horizon offers robust backhaul technologies so that cellular providers can ensure their customers receive uninterrupted service, regardless of where they live or where they are traveling.

    Horizon provides more than just a large footprint for backhaul services. We also offer:

    • Access to an advanced, modern network built primarily in just the last 10 years
    • A 100% optical fiber network with virtually unlimited capacity
    • 144-strand to 288-strand fiber cables
    • Scalability that enables next-generation, 100 gigabit/terabit-capable communications
  • Beyond offering access to a modern physical network, we believe in the importance of being true partners for our customers. This is why we provide active network management, taking steps to anticipate and circumvent problems before they arise.

    Our teams of engineers and technicians monitor our network and our partner networks in real-time, ensuring that small problems are resolved before they become large ones.

    Furthermore, if backhaul needs require dark fiber capabilities, colocation or access to mobile switching centers, we have the flexibility to offer that too. We will work with you to find the solution that meets your needs.