Selection Step 3b: Components of an Appropriate Last Mile Connectivity Solution

Financial Viability: Backhaul Limitations

The QoS options (bandwidth throughput measures in terms of download, upload and latency) in the access network are limited by the backhaul available to interconnect the access network to the country’s core network infrastructure. As such, it is critical to identify backhaul options before choosing a technology. Without an adequate source of backhaul, the potential throughput of any access network will be reduced.

Table 30: Backhaul limitations by capacity (bandwidth and data caps) and pricing