Once more unto the breach—that being Barcelona—for the annual trading of knowledge, ideas, contacts, and contracts that is Mobile World Congress. Other than missing last year, this was my 15th overall, stretching back to 1998 in Cannes (when MWC was the GSM World Congress). A lot about the event has changed in that time, and the industry is once again undergoing profound changes, this time driven by the onset of the 5G era and all that it promises (though whether it will deliver is a debate for another time). One particular area undergoing much evolution is my primary area of market coverage: mobile backhaul. In this research note, I summarize some of the conversations I had with equipment vendors about their latest product announcements related to this market and consider what they mean for the future of mobile backhaul and related areas. Clients, please log in to view the full content.