Monday, June 14, 2010

Nokia Siemens Networks Partners with Cisco on Mobile Backhaul

Nokia Siemens Networks has integrated its microwave backhaul system with cell site and aggregation routers from Cisco to boost mobile backhaul capacity. The combined all-IP backhaul solution has completed full interoperability testing and can be provided directly by Nokia Siemens Networks.

Nokia Siemens Networks' FlexiPacket Microwave requires only a small amount of hardware to be installed in existing base stations and offers a packet data capacity of up to 1Gbps.

The Cisco MWR 2941-DC Mobile Wireless Router is a compact, high-performance, and modular cell-site access platform. The Cisco 7600 Series Routers offer IP/MPLS features to support scalable personalized IP services at the network edge.

"The combination of Nokia Siemens Networks' FlexiPacket Microwave with Cisco routers shows how multi-vendor networks can be migrated to next-generation all-IP or Carrier Ethernet networks to offer high-capacity and superior quality data services," said Vesa Tykkyläinen, head of Microwave Radio Transport at Nokia Siemens Networks. "Additionally, operators will be able to roll out services rapidly to enhance the end-user experience."

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