Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NSN Launches New FlexiPacket Microwave Backhaul Platform

Nokia Siemens Networks is introducing a new FlexiPacket Microwave platform for backhauling 3G, WiMAX and LTE. The new platform includes software that can be programmed to provide operations for both hybrid and full packet traffic mode, enabling operators to choose any evolutionary path from legacy TDM-base to all-IP backhaul.

Nokia Siemens Networks FlexiPacket Microwave also features an end-to-end point and click service provisioning. The platform can customized with a pay-as-you-grow approach.

The new FlexiPacket Microwave solution comprises of three basic components:

  • FlexiPacket Multiradio (Dual Mode) - fully Outdoor Unit (ODU), full-fledged high-capacity microwave system, featuring a standard GE UNI interface. It provides operations for both hybrid and full-packet traffic mode and capacity upgrade up to 1.2 Gbps per carrier.

  • FlexiPacket FirstMile 200 -- cost-effective peripheral switch optimized for backhauling networks' tail and chain sites.

  • FlexiPacket Hub 800 (Dual Mode) -- a nodal switch supporting up to 14 different directions in one unit for both small and large microwave hubs. Its software can be configured for both hybrid and full-packet traffic mode.

The company notes that its microwave solutions for mobile network backhaul hold a market leading position. It has more than one million transceivers installed worldwide and more than 200 customers in 100 countries.http://www.nsn.com