Sunday, January 29, 2012

MetroPCS Picks Ericsson for Microwave Backhaul

MetroPCS Communications has selected Ericsson to served as primary vendor for microwave backhaul equipment under a new four-year contract. Ericsson is already a key infrastructure provider for the company's networks, including its LTE network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ericsson's customized microwave backhaul solution for MetroPCS will include:

MINI-LINK TN - a unique microwave transmission node, capable of handling single hops and access sites as well as advanced hub sites for large networks, optimized for traffic aggregation and capacity savings

MINI-LINK PT - a new all-outdoor MINI-LINK product optimized for packet networks, using native Ethernet over microwave

MINI-LINK SP - a multi-access aggregation platform providing a seamless migration path to the next-generation packet-switched networks.