Showing posts with label Backhaul. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Backhaul. Show all posts

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Filtronic ships 50k E-band transceivers for 5G backhaul

UK-based Filtronic plc announced a company milestoneL a total of 50,000 high-performance E-band transceiver modules shipped for the growing 5G backhaul market.

E-band spectrum (in the mmWave frequency ranges 71 – 76GHz and 81 – 86GHz) offers OEMs wide bandwidth, enabling them to provide 5G mobile network operators with high-capacity and high data rate backhaul, midhaul and front-haul (collectively known as XHaul). E-band has been identified as one of the critical wireless technologies required to address the demanding XHaul capacity requirements of 5G networks, and is now experiencing significant growth. Systems containing Filtronic’s core E-band technology have been successfully demonstrated at data rates up to 40Gbps.

“There has been a record demand this year for our flagship E-band transceiver module, Orpheus, which has been delivered in volume to a number of customers for integration into high-capacity mobile backhaul radio solutions,” said Reg Gott, Executive Chairman of Filtronic. “Earlier this year we added the new-generation Morpheus II to our product range, and demand for this module is beginning to take off as well, in particular for the high power option that is desirable for implementing carrier aggregation.”

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Airtel India picks Ceragon to boost 4G capacity

Bharti Airtel has selected Ceragon Networks' wireless hauling products for additional 4G network expansions beginning first quarter of 2020. Ceragon is an existing supplier to Airtel. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Airtel is looking to increase 4G network capacity in urban areas and expand its coverage in rural regions as well as prepare for its future evolution to 5G. Ceragon said it is working closely with Airtel to pursue rapid deployment of its microwave radios, as best it can, considering India's recent temporary lockdown.

"As an established strategic partner of Airtel for over a decade, Ceragon delivers innovative technology, products and services that enable us to achieve quick and dynamic network deployments", said Randeep Sekhon, Chief Technology Officer of Airtel. "Ceragon's wireless hauling solutions and services allow us to quickly adapt to our customers' changing needs and deliver higher speeds with reliable, first-time-right rollouts." 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

NEC hits 10Gbps with outdoor radio in the 150GHz-band

NEC has demonstrated bidirectional 10Gbps outdoor transmission over a span of 150m using all-outdoor packet microwave radios operating in the D-band (130-174.8GHz). The radios use customized RF modules powered by a new RF IC chipset.

In the demonstration, the frequency points for the transmitter and the receiver were 142GHz and 157Hz respectively, the modulation scheme was 128QAM, and modulation speed was 1.6Gbaud.

NEC plans to support this technology in its iPASOLINK series of super compact microwave radio products. Targeted applications include both mobile fronthaul and backhaul networks, which are required to be ultra-high capacity in order to support 5G commercialization.

Additional field tests were conducted throughout a 4 month period over an approximate 1km link distance as part of preparation for practical applications. Going forward, NEC is seeking to confirm parameters necessary for link design based on the recommendations of the ITU-R (*2), such as how to expand to D-band when considering the relationship between rainfall and communication availability.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Dell'Oro: 5G backhaul transport equipment sales to hit $3B by 2024

5G mobile backhaul transport equipment revenue will reach $3 billion by 2024. Demand for 5G backhaul is expected to drive multiple years of growth for the total mobile backhaul transport market for the next few years, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group.

“We anticipate the Mobile Backhaul Transport market to return to a period of growth as operators roll out 5G,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “Hence, we are predicting that demand for backhaul equipment will grow at an average annual rate of four percent for the next four years, surpassing $5 billion annually. We suspect this demand will mostly further the sales of fiber backhaul equipment initially, but in the long term, there will be a growing share of new deployments using wireless backhaul,” Yu added.

Highlights from the Microwave Transmission & Mobile Backhaul 5-Year Forecast Report:

  • Over 50 percent of Mobile Backhaul Transport revenue and over 35 percent of Microwave Transmission revenue will be from equipment deployed in 5G networks by 2024.
  • 5G is also expected to drive the use of transport systems to increase the span between mobile radios and baseband units. As such, we forecast a strong adoption of Mobile Fronthaul during the forecast period.


https://www.delloro.com/news/5g-mobile-backhaul-transport-equipment-revenue-will-reach-3-billion-by-2024/

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Bharti deploys Huawei's microwave for 1 Gbps backhaul links

Bharti India is deploying enhanced MIMO microwave links from Huawei.

The enhanced MIMO solution of 5G microwave will deliver 1Gbps capacity over a single 28Mhz channel.

Bharti India has deployed more than 100 hops of the enhanced MIMO microwave links.

Huawei said that by adding carrier aggregation technology to the enhanced MIMO link can increase capacity to 2Gbps MIMO link with additional 28Mhz spectrum.

Bharti relies heavily on microwave transmission for its network in India.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

NEC and Ceragon announce alliance for 5G wireless backhaul

NEC Corporation and Ceragon Networks announced a collaboration agreement to further expand their global wireless backhaul business footprint. 

The agreement calls for a development program, wherein the companies will leverage both parties' rich experience and unique capabilities in microwave and millimeter-wave communications, to develop advanced technologies which will further accelerate innovation and deliver premium cutting-edge solutions for 5G wireless backhaul. NEC and Ceragon will each provide their own differentiated solutions based on these advanced technologies.

"NEC and Ceragon will collaborate to further develop and provide more attractive technologies for communications service providers," said Akihiko Kumagai, Senior Executive Vice President, NEC Corporation. "NEC has more than 80 years of experience in the microwave radio market, and this partnership is one part of NEC's long-term commitment to and strategy for the market. It will help NEC to continue to grow as a global leader in the wireless backhaul business," he added.

"This collaboration reaffirms Ceragon's commitment to continue aggressively developing next generation technologies," said Ira Palti, President & CEO of Ceragon Networks. "The agreement will allow Ceragon to increase its market leadership by spearheading innovation that delivers elite technological advancements in the 5G wireless backhaul market, allowing service providers to stay well ahead of the curve."

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Colt employs Cisco segment routing and eVPNs for 5G backhaul

Colt will deploy Cisco’s segment routing and Ethernet VPN (eVPN) based architecture to deliver its wholesale 5G backhaul.

Colt said that by allowing MSPs to share connectivity costs while maintaining individual service level agreements (SLAs), its 5G backhaul will help its MSP customers deliver 5G services to end-users faster and with lower subscription costs.

“We are focused on providing best-in-class, high bandwidth, on-demand connectivity solutions to meet our customers’ ever-growing business needs and the arrival of 5G presents exciting opportunities,” said Peter Coppens, Vice President, Product Portfolio at Colt. “We have worked closely with Cisco to design a network architecture that is simple to operate, highly available, and capable of delivering the innovative network services that are required for 5G.”

Cisco’s programmable-routing architecture for advanced 5G service enablement will enable the Colt IQ Network to be extended to customers directly using standards-based APIs. The companies describe this as a breakthrough in automation for next-generation 5G backhaul requirements, enabling self-provisioned bandwidth scaling and guaranteed SLA services or network slices based on latency and bandwidth demands.

“With every new mobile technology comes complexity, and 5G is no different. We are proud to support Colt as a strategic partner in its mission to simplify 5G deployments,” said  Sumeet Arora, SVP and GM Service Provider RoutingCisco. “Cisco’s highly programmable segment routing architecture will enable Colt to lower the barriers of entry for MSPs, reducing costs and significantly speeding up the delivery of 5G services.”

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

ADVA intros compact gateway for L2/L3 service demarcation and backhaul

ADVA introduced a compact cell site gateway device for providing Carrier Ethernet and IP service demarcation for small cells deployed outdoors in locations such as walls or lampposts.

The ADVA FSP 150-GO102Pro, which is billed as the world’s smallest cell site gateway device, delivers precise time and frequency synchronization. It features automated testing and in-service monitoring and is available in two sizes. A hardened housing is sealed against water, moisture, and dust. 

ADVA says this single device with standardized software-defined networking (SDN) interfaces offers a unique combination of Carrier Ethernet and IP features together with the advanced synchronization capabilities required for emerging technologies such as LTE-Advanced and 5G. The ADVA FSP 150-GO102Pro features a comprehensive set of protocols and tools for fast and efficient service activation, testing and monitoring. It also empowers operators to take advantage of bandwidth slicing and auto-provisioned bandwidth services.

“Our FSP 150-GO102Pro is the ultimate outdoor demarcation technology. It ensures the highest quality of service even in the harshest conditions. This phenomenally versatile device empowers operators to deliver reliable, programmable mobile backhaul connectivity without investing in expensive cabinets or power-hungry air conditioning systems,” said Stephan Rettenberger, SVP, marketing and investor relations, ADVA. “We worked closely with major wholesale service providers to develop our FSP 150-GO102Pro. The solution is specifically engineered to meet their exacting requirements and facilitate their 5G ambitions. It offers full Layer 2 and 3 service demarcation with a complete set of Carrier Ethernet and routing features. The FSP 150-GO102Pro even provides highly automated zero touch provisioning for effortless installation and activation.”

“The latest addition to our market-leading portfolio of multi-layer edge technology responds to an urgent demand for a demarcation product that can be easily installed in any location. Versatile mounting options, the market’s smallest form factor and an extended temperature range without the need for fans make our FSP 150-GO102Pro ideal for wholesale operators looking to quickly and affordably connect small cell sites,” said Ulrich Kohn, director, technical marketing, ADVA. “The launch of our FSP 150-GO102Pro means there no longer needs to be any compromise on the quality of mobile backhaul connectivity services, even in the toughest conditions. It ensures high-capacity service demarcation with the lowest available power consumption. What’s more, our FSP 150-GO102Pro technology is fully prepared for central SDN control, creating a truly future-proof architecture.”

Monday, January 25, 2016

Dell'Oro: Mobile Backhaul Transport Rising to $5.3 Billion Annually

The Mobile Backhaul Transport market, comprising of wireless and fiber/copper backhaul systems, is forecast to drive $5.3 billion annually over the next five years as a near term rise in wireless backhaul equipment will energize the Microwave Transmission equipment market, according to a new report by Dell'Oro Group.

Some highlights:

  • Small cell backhaul is forecast to contribute approximately 25 percent of the Mobile Backhaul Transport revenue by 2020.
  • Demand for Microwave Transmission radio transceivers, used in a number of applications including mobile radios, is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 8 percent through 2020.

"Much of the expansion in mobile backhaul is behind us," said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group.  "While we do not envision topline market expansion in the next five years, we do believe a few dynamics are underway.  Most notably, small cells have finally started to rollout, and though most are indoor units, we think operators will steadily raise deployments of outdoor small cells requiring additional backhaul links.  Another dynamic underway is a slight mix shift to wireless backhaul from fiber/copper in the near term, which should propel microwave equipment purchases for the next three years," Yu added.

http://www.delloro.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

IHS: 5-Year Small Cell Backhaul Market Worth $6.5 Billion

IHS is forecasting that a cumulative $6.5 billion will be spent worldwide on outdoor small cell backhaul equipment between 2015 and 2019.

The latest IHS Infonetics Small Cell Mobile Backhaul Equipment report tracks equipment used for transporting traffic from outdoor small cell sites, such as those attached to light poles, utility poles, and the sides and tops of buildings. Some highlights:

  • Much of the activity in the small cell market continues to be around indoor small cells, as in-building spaces in public venues often have problematic macro-based mobile network coverage
  • In 2015, the global small cell mobile backhaul equipment market is forecast to grow 143 percent from the previous year
  • Around 75,000 outdoor small cell backhaul connections are projected to be deployed in 2015, rising to 960,000 in 2019
  • Point-to-point (P2P) microwave is anticipated to account for just under a third of total small cell backhaul equipment revenue in 2015, the highest of any technology

“As outdoor small cell deployments scale up, we look for the small cell backhaul equipment market to kick into higher gear in 2017, when it will reach over $1.2 billion. This year we started to see the early ramp-up beginning, while trials are still ongoing for many operators,” said Richard Webb, research director for mobile backhaul and small cells at IHS.

http://www.infonetics.com/pr/2015/1H15-Small-Cell-Mobile-Backhaul-Market.asp

Monday, January 5, 2015

New ETSI Group Focuses on Millimetre Wave Transmission

ETSI has created a new Industry Specification Group (ISG) to work on millimetre Wave Transmission (mWT) in the 30GHz to 300GHz range, where there is one order of magnitude of more spectrum available in this band than in lower bands.

Specifically, ETSI’s new Industry Specification Group on millimetre Wave Transmission (ISG mWT) will facilitate the use of the V-band (57-66 GHz), the E-band (71-76 & 81-86 GHz) and, in the future, higher frequency bands (up to 300 GHz) for large volume backhaul and fronthaul applications to support mobile network implementation, wireless local loop and any other service benefitting from high speed wireless transmission. The first meeting will be held this month.

https://portal.etsi.org/tb.aspx?tbid=833&SubTB=833

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Aricent Partners with Broadcom on Mobile Backhaul Framework

Aricent announced a collaboration with Broadcom to develop  a carrier-grade mobile backhaul reference framework.

Aricent's Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS), which is a software framework that offers Layer 2 switching, IPv4/v6 routing, QoS, security, and management capabilities, has been tested and deployed in the field on Broadcom's StrataXGS BCM56440 Ethernet Switch leveraging Broadcom's latest Software Development Kit (SDK).

The joint solution can render  Layer 2 and VLAN switching, Layer 3 routing, MPLS, MPLS-TP, provider backbone bridging (PBB), operations, administration and management (OAM), protection, timing, and synchronization features to help equipment vendors build next generation carrier grade mobile backhaul solutions. ISS on Broadcom's StrataXGS BCM56450 platform will be available by the end of this year.

http://www.aricent.com

Monday, September 23, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent Adds Long-Haul Microwave Packet Radio System

Alcatel-Lucent introduced its 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR) long-haul system for areas where fiber is too costly or difficult to deploy.

The 9500 MPR long-haul system is designed to offer a smooth transition from TDM and hybrid microwave networks while providing a path to 10G capacity between microwave towers. It is ETSI-optimized to meet deployment requirements in Europe and other parts of the world.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Oclaro Samples Low-Cost 10GE SFP+ Transceiver for Mobile Backhaul

Oclaro has begun sampling a low-cost 10G Ethernet SFP+ transceiver for single-mode fiber applications up to 2 km.

The 10G SFP+ CPRI transceiver is optimized for wireless backhaul applications and is compliant with the IEEE 10G Ethernet transceiver standards as required by the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) specification covering the CPRI rates from 2457.6 Mbps (Option 3) to 9830.4 Mbps (Option 7).

Oclaro said its SFP+ CPRI transceiver uses a Fabry-Perot (FP) laser to keep design costs low while offering high performance with a reach of 2 km over single-mode fiber and an extended temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees.

http://www.oclaro.com

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Exalt Ships 2nd Gen Microwave Backhaul Systems for 6-42 GHz Bands

Exalt Communications introduced the 2nd generation of its ExtendAir family of microwave backhaul systems for both short-haul and medium-range links by mobile network operators, WISPs, and enterprises worldwide.

The ExtendAir G2 microwave radios operate in frequency bands from 6 to 42 GHz, while the use of  field-replaceable diplexers significantly reduces sparing and deployment costs.

The ExtendAir G2 systems can scale up to 370 Mbps full duplex and feature errorless adaptive modulation.  The system integrates a GigE switch supporting QoS, VLAN, and Ethernet jumbo frames.  Exalt provides remote management as well as high security with FIPS-compliant 128-bit and 256-bit AES encryption.

The units are designed for easy tower or rooftop installation using 802.3at standard PoE.

Pricing starts at under US$6,000 per link.

“ExtendAir G2 systems break new ground in microwave backhaul, delivering three times the capacity of our first generation ExtendAir systems, requiring less power, and supporting advanced Ethernet switching,” said Joe Schraml, Exalt vice president of product management. “These advantages, along with ease of deployment and single unit sparing that reduces the cost of spares up to 90%, makes ExtendAir G2 systems unmatched in the industry for performance, scalability, and total cost of ownership.”

http://www.exaltcom.com/ExtendAir-G2.aspx

Monday, April 29, 2013

BT Wholesale Wins 10-Year Backhaul Contract with Telefonica UK

BT announced a new ten year deal to support the 4G network of Telefonica UK (O2).


Under the deal, BT Wholesale will build a new high capacity, managed transmission network to provide O2 with the network capacity required to support its planned 4G services.  BT will also provide O2 with a sizeable increase in backhaul capacity by delivering the high speed mobile backhaul links between its mobile base stations and the new transmission network. Furthermore, the new transmission network will help O2 migrate from legacy TDM to Ethernet based IP services, helping O2 deliver a host of new applications to its customers whilst reducing its overall transmission costs.

http://www.btplc.com

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ceragon Lands $8 Million Order in South America


Ceragon confirmed that a leading mobile operator in the Southern Cone region of Latin America has placed new orders valued at more than $8 million. The project has been ongoing since early 2012.

Ceragon is supplying its FibeAir IP-10 and Evolution Long Haul solutions to help connect new 3G sites while expanding the capacity of the network’s backbone. The project is expected to be completed by Q3 2013.

http://www.ceragon.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Huawei Develops SDN-based Mobile Backhaul

At the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, California, Huawei introduced an SDN-based mobile backhaul solution based on its CX600 series aggregation router, ATN910 series cell site router (CSR), and U2000 Network Management System (NMS).

The solution is the outcome of a joint innovation project between Huawei and the China Telecom Guangzhou Institute. The newly added SDN features include the capability to support a massive number of cell site routers (ATN910 series) managed as a virtual cluster by centralized SDN controllers embedded in the aggregation routers (CX600 series). The SDN controller provides a centralized control plane for the cell site routers, performing centralized path calculation, service provisioning, and traffic control. The addition of the U2000 system provides a graphical user interfaced (GUI) based unified NMS for the cell site and aggregation routers. Based on these products, the SDN-based Mobile Backhaul solution effectively provides plug-and-play, auto service provisioning, smart traffic steering, and auto trouble shooting capabilities for a large number of cell site routers. Early tests have shown promising results with service provisioning efficiency improvements of 85% and over 50% reduction in network alarms.

"Huawei is committed to helping our customers achieve business success through innovative technology solutions. Our progress with SDN technology demonstrates Huawei’s practical and effective leadership within the Carrier SDN industry." said Mr. Gai Gang, President of Huawei Carrier IP product line.

In a presentation at the ONS conference, Justin Dustzadeh, CTO & VP Technology Strategy for Huawei, said that SDN is about accelerating the pace of innovation. Some other highlights:


  • Huawei has developed a Virtual Residential Gateway in an OLT.  This SDN use-case was developed in partnership with Telefonica, which is currently testing in Spain.
  • Another SDN use case involves Cloud Data Center Interconnection.  Huawei is developing this capability with China Unicom, which operates nearly 200 data centers.
  • Huawei's newly announced Protocol-Oblivious Forwarding aims to achieve data path programmability with generic network instructions and open interfaces.

http://www.huawei.com


Monday, April 8, 2013

Ceragon's Q1 Revenues Below Expectations


Citing delayed sales, Ceragon announced that its Q1 revenues will be in the range of $89 million to $91 million, below the company's guidance of $95 million to $105 million. GAAP EPS is now expected to be in the range of $(0.36) to $(0.39). EPS on a non-GAAP basis is expected to be in the range of $(0.15) to $(0.18).

"Our revenues will not reach the low end of our guidance for the first quarter of 2013 because it is taking longer than we expected to close certain deals," said Ira Palti, President and CEO of Ceragon: "We experienced a level of bookings in Q1 lower than we would have expected based on seasonal weakness, reflecting operators' cautious approach, despite the need for additional capacity.

"We expect the re-evaluation of some aspects of customers' business models, as well as continued intense budget scrutiny, to cause longer sales cycles to persist, even though Q2 bookings are likely to show some improvement for seasonal reasons. We will provide more color during our regularly scheduled quarterly call on May 6th."

http://www.ceragon.com

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

MWC Video Perspective: Wireless Backhaul for LTE


Amir Makleff, CEO of BridgeWave Communications, discusses the elements needed for small cell backhaul.

1. Does the backhaul remain the primary obstacle for widespread small cell rollouts?

2. How does BridgeWave's FLEX4G address the LTE backhaul challenge?

3. What is happening with BridgeWave relative to small cell backhaul?

4. Is time-to-market the critical factor that carriers look to when considering wireless backhaul?

http://youtu.be/dRXHBieJipE