Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FiberTower to provide Ethernet-based backhaul for MetroPCS

FiberTower will to provide Ethernet-based backhaul services for MetroPCS in select markets across the U.S.. The evolution to Ethernet for network backhaul helps prepare MetroPCS for its LTE network launch, which is planned during the second half of 2010. Financial terms were not disclosed.

FiberTower's backhaul solution includes fiber-based Ethernet services to cell sites and microwave extensions for maximum coverage. MetroPCS will have the ability to scale capacity from 5 Mbps to as much as 1 Gbps per site as its backhaul needs evolve over time. FiberTower has been providing MetroPCS with backhaul solutions in several MetroPCS markets since late 2005.

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