Showing posts with label Microwave. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microwave. Show all posts

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Huawei introduces 5G Microwave SuperHUB

Huawei introduced a SuperHUB 5G microwave solution with simplified architecture to improve the spectrum efficiency and enables high bandwidth for aggregation sites. H

vision Multiplexing (SDM) technology. The solution enables a spectrum used only once within 90° range to be multiplexed three times, thus improving spectral efficiency by 300%. This allows the same amount of spectrum to provide triple the bandwidth for all directions at a hub site, facilitating multi-directional bandwidth upgrade.

Huawei is also using modular dual-band antennas to combine any two 6–86 GHz bands at a site. This avoids the deployment of multiple antennas in cases where a single band is not sufficient to achieve a high bandwidth. The carrier aggregation ODU can aggregate four channels into one, resulting in a single ODU delivering capacity equal to that of four regular ODUs. This amounts to a 75% reduction in installation space and load bearing required on a tower where multiple channels are used to support high bandwidth.

Huawei also unveiled 40Gbps and 100Gbps ultra-bandwidth microwave solutions for 5G aggregation sites, setting a new record for microwave solution bandwidth. The company says its ongoing E-band innovation will increase transmission distances by 30% for E-band while boosting bandwidth to 40Gbps in short-distance cases when compared to current all-scenario 10Gbps capabilities. This will enable operators to meet the requirements of high bandwidth at huh sites as 5G continues to mature. New innovations involving new spectra, such as D-band (130–175 GHz), will be able to support an ultra-high backhaul bandwidth of 200Gbps, raising microwave bandwidth to new heights.

https://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/news/2019/10/Huawei-Released-5G-Microwave-SuperHUB-Solution

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

China Mobile Pakistan deploys 5G microwave MIMO with Huawei

CMPak (China Mobile Pakistan) and Huawei completed the installation of a long distance microwave MIMO link, which reached 11km with 5Gbps capacity. The 5G microwave MIMO link can stably provide 3.5Gbps capacity and reach maximum 5Gbps with 2* 56 MHz channel spacing. To date, microwave MIMO technology has generally been limited to distances of less than 7km. The companies describe the pilot system as the first commercial use of 5G microwave MIMO solution for large-scale commercial use in Pakistan.

Huawei says its 5G microwave MIMO solution can improve the microwave spectrum efficiency by 100% to double the capacity, shorten the installation distance (Rayleigh distance) by 67%, and reduce the requirement of MIMO deployment of tower space.

The solution uses 5G microwave CA (Carrier Aggregation) technology, which can aggregate 4 carriers into one link. By combining MIMO and CA the companies expect to increase the capacity by 8 times with the same hardware as the traditional 2x2 MIMO solution.


https://www.zong.com.pk/about-zong/china-mobile-pakistan

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Dell'Oro: Huawei recaptures microwave transmission market share

The microwave transmission market maintained its positive momentum in 2Q 2018, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. Huawei regained the highest market share in the quarter.

“This was a second consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth for the microwave transmission equipment market,” stated Jimmy Yu, Vice President with Dell’Oro Group. “We are increasingly confident that demand for mobile backhaul is improving, and that it will expand this year following two years of revenue contraction,” continued Yu.

Top Four Microwave Transmission Manufacturers in 2Q 2018

Rank                  Revenue Share
1    Huawei         24 %
2    Ericsson       21 %
3    Nokia         11 %
4    NEC         10 %

Additional highlights from the 2Q 2018 Microwave Transmission Quarterly Report:

  • The point-to-point Microwave Transmission market grew six percent year-over-year in the quarter.
  • Huawei regained the highest market share in the quarter after briefly losing this top spot to NEC in 1Q 2018.
  • Ericsson and Nokia grew their revenue in the quarter, giving them the second and third highest market shares, respectively.
  • The country with the largest demand for Microwave Transmission equipment was India. We estimate radio shipments to India grew about 45 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2018.

http://www.delloro.com

Monday, May 21, 2018

Dell'Oro: Microwave transmission market revenue grew 9% in Q1

The microwave transmission market grew 9% in 1Q 2018 compared to the previous year period, according to new research from Dell'Oro Group. NEC outperformed other manufacturers in the quarter and captured the highest shipment share.

Additional highlights from the 1Q 2018 Microwave Transmission Quarterly Report:

  • Packet Microwave comprised nearly 45 percent of the total Microwave Transmission market revenue in the quarter.
  • E/V Band system revenue grew year-over-year (Y/Y) for a 23rd consecutive quarter, and is projected to grow for at least another five years.
  • The country with the largest demand for Microwave Transmission equipment is India; 17 percent of global shipments during the past twelve months ending March 2018 were for use in India.

"The Microwave Transmission market dramatically improved in 1Q 2018," stated Jimmy Yu, Vice President with Dell'Oro Group.  "Following two years of market contraction due to fewer LTE cell site deployments and upgrades, we had expected another year of decline until volume deployments of 5G NR occurred in late 2019.  Yet, the Microwave Transmission market posted a strong first quarter and is expected to turn a positive full year," continued Yu. 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Kansas City Power & Light picks Nokia

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has selected Nokia to enhance the microwave communications network that supports a range of mission-critical services for the utility's power transmission and distribution grid.

Nokia said that for this project it is introducing the latest microwave packet radio technology as an overlay to existing equipment.

KCP&L is deploying Nokia's Wavence microwave packet radio family of technologies (formerly known as the 9500 Microwave Packet Radio), which will enable the utility to support all of its grid control applications alongside its legacy data services using a single, converged network. The current deployment, covering 40 sites, is already underway and is to be completed before the end of 2017.  A second phase consisting of 29 additional sites will follow shortly after.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cosmote of Greece deploys Nokia Microwave Backhaul

Nokia announced that it has upgraded the long-haul microwave trunk network of Cosmote, the mobile operation of OTE Group, Greece's largest telecoms provider and a Deutsche Telekom company, to enhance network capacity and performance, particularly in rural locations of the Greek islands.

Based on the Nokia 9500 microwave packet radio technology, the upgrade is designed to enable Cosmote to meet growing demand from residents and tourists for broadband access in underserved areas of the islands. The Nokia solution will enable traffic backhaul at speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s using IP connectivity for both mobile and fixed networks.

Following the upgrade, Nokia's long-haul microwave technology will enable backhauling of traffic across multiple Aegean islands, with the solution designed to provide fibre-like connectivity as well as backhaul redundancy to improve the reliability of services.

Nokia stated that a key part of the project is the use of microwave technology to deliver broadband connectivity to the island of Kastellorizo, the most easterly of the Greek islands, located more than 150 km away from the nearest network point of presence. Nokia added that by upgrading the existing SDH-microwave trunk-based network, Cosmote was also able to reuse existing passive radio equipment and so reduce the cost of the project.




  • In 2016, Huawei and Cosmote announced the completion of a field trial of Super Dual Band microwave technology enabling multi-Gbit/s backhaul capacity. It was noted that as it rolled out LTE services, Cosmote had been upgrading the RAN and identified the need for greater backhaul capacity. The microwave technology trial with Huawei was designed to help address the increasing demand for mobile broadband applications.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ericsson Installs 10 Gbps E-Band Radio to Base Station

Ericsson has installed a 10 Gbps microwave hop using E-Band spectrum (70/80 GHz) in a 2+0 configuration (two carriers) in T-Mobile Czech Repulic’s live network.

The installation, which uses Ericsson’s commercially available MINI-LINK 6352, connects an optical aggregation site with a base station in the Prague area. This link spans a distance of 4.85 kilometers.

Ericsson said its outdoor MINI-LINK 6352 has the capacity and functionality to enable rapid deployment of 5G networks. The unit includes an embedded L2 switch, enabling full aggregation and switching between all traffic ports, makes it flexible to fulfill almost any site needs.

Lubor Žatko, Network Development & Delivery Director, T-Mobile says: “T-Mobile has been cooperating with Ericsson in the Czech Republic for 20 years, and use their MINI-LINK solutions for base station connectivity. The introduction of the MINI-LINK 6352 E-Band unit delivers the high capacity and low latency connectivity that T-Mobile needs as we prepare for 5G applications. We appreciate Ericsson’s solutions and attention in the microwave area to take care of our future needs. This latest 10Gbps microwave hop shows the potential of a quick 5G rollout in the Czech Republic.”

Marian Bezak, Head of Czech Republic and Slovakia, Ericsson, says: “In cooperation with T-Mobile Czech Republic, Ericsson brings the newest microwave technologies to the Czech market, helping to provide the best user experience for its customers. We strongly believe that we can contribute and support T-Mobile Czech Republic to further develop the Czech telecom industry and we are looking forward to expanding our cooperation towards the 5G era.”

http://www.ericsson.com

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Telia and Ericsson Hit 2.2 GBps with Microwave hop in Oslo

Ericsson and Telia achieved a throughput of 2.2 Gbps over a microwave hop on the carrier's live network in Oslo, Norway. The test was performed in a 112MHz channel utilizing 4096QAM in a 2+0 XPIC configuration in the 38GHz frequency band.

Ericsson was recently chosen by Telia as a single supplier of Microwave Radio equipment nationwide for Telia Norway. The new agreement is based on Ericsson’s MINI-LINK microwave portfolio, including the latest MINI-LINK 6600 series.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

AT&T is Testing Millimeter Wave for Last Mile Broadband

AT&T is trialing point-to-point millimeter wave wireless technology to deliver 100 Mbps class service to apartment buildings.  The trial is running at multiple apartment complexes in Minneapolis, outside of AT&T's traditional 21 state wireline service area. Wired connections are used in the building to reach each apartment. The trial is likely to increase the speed to 500 Mbps.

“We’re trialing the latest innovations in wireless and wired network technologies. This will make it possible for us to potentially deliver an internet connection to more locations where we have not previously been able to offer a home internet connection,” said Ed Balcerzak, senior vice president, Commercial and Connected Communities, AT&T. “If successful, this will give us the ability to offer a combination of internet, DIRECTV and wireless services to apartment complexes and multifamily communities in additional metro areas.”

http://www.att.com



Sunday, April 10, 2016

KT Tests 5G Backhaul in E-Band with NEC

KT completed a 5G wireless backhaul proof of concept (PoC) in conjunction with NEC.

The test, which was conducted at Phoenix Park Ski World in PyeongChang, South Korea, used KT's commercial mobile network infrastructure. NEC supplied its ultra-compact, iPASOLINK EX microwave communications system operating in E-Band spectrum (70-80GHz).  The microwave radios were used to interconnect KT's LTE base stations.

NEC's iPASOLINK EX supports ultra-multilevel modulation (256QAM) technology for high capacity transmission of up to 3.2Gbps. It also supports narrow band transmission (channel width of 250MHz and 500MHz).

KT aims to launch 5G trial services in 2018. This PoC is based on a collaboration agreement in the field of 5G networks signed between KT and NEC in August 2015. The carrier is considering microwave backhaul using E-Band spectrum for 5G services in mountainous areas, where it is difficult to lay optical fibers.

“We are honored to have contributed to KT's 5G-related trial," said Hideyuki Muto, Deputy General Manager, Mobile Wireless Solution Division, NEC Corporation. “NEC's iPASOLINK EX can operate in harsh environments, and is easy to install at various outdoor locations without large scale installation works because it is compact and light weight. This joint PoC took advantage of these features in order to implement a high-capacity mobile backhaul network in snowy, mountainous areas very quickly. Going forward, NEC will strengthen its partnership with KT to contribute to the launch of their 5G trial services in 2018."

http://www.nec.com

Thursday, February 25, 2016

#MWC16: Ericsson Supplies First 5Gbps Microwave Link in Egypt

Ericsson announced the first commercial deployment of its E-band microwave radio with 5 Gbps capacity.  The installation occurred in January in Mobinil's network in Egypt.

Hisham Sibilini, Mobinil CTIO, said: "We hold our customers at the core of our operations. Launching this global first technology is an anticipatory move in light of our expanding customer base and its long-term sustainability. With Ericsson as our partner in Egypt, we are able to ensure the highest quality experience for our customers. It is also a demonstration of our commitment to continuously invest in our infrastructure and ensure our networks have the capacity to handle future traffic."

http://www.ericsson.com

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cambium Intros Quick Deploy Positioner for Wireless Broadband

Cambium Networks introduced its Quick Deploy Positioner, a device used to initiate rapid connectivity for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wireless broadband network deployments.

The company said its Quick Deploy Positioner can automatically establish wireless high capacity broadband connectivity in less than three minutes without the need for an RF expert to manually align the antenna.

Use cases include national defense, state and local government, border security, oil and gas, and first responder applications, where rapid deployment and automatic positioning in rugged and rapidly evolving environments.

http://www.cambiumnetworks.com/

Monday, November 30, 2015

Orange Romania Updates Microwave Transport Network with ALU

Alcatel-Lucent is upgrading Orange Romania’s existing long-haul microwave transport network, allowing Orange to enhance its 4G network capacity and performance. Orange Romania’s 4G network covers 70 percent of the population and 96 percent of those in urban locations, with higher speeds of up to 300 Mbps now available in six major cities as well as throughout Bucharest’s metro rail network.

Under the project, which will be completed in 2016, Alcatel-Lucent will migrate its own microwave links to the 9500 Microwave Packet Radio technology across Romania, replacing existing Alcatel-Lucent microwave transport links. Network management will be provided by the 5620 Service Aware Manager. The 9500 MPR offers superior capacity for legacy TDM and new Ethernet traffic.

https://www.alcatel-lucent.com/

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Telecom Italia Implements Microwave Packet Radio Links to Sicilian Islands

TIM has implemented new microwave links between the Sicilian islands of Pantelleria and Lampedusa using Alcatel-Lucent’s 9500 Microwave Packet Radio platform.

Specifically, Alcatel-Lucent has deployed a 147km-long high capacity (800 Mbps), high-availability radio link – supporting a mix of IP and legacy traffic - from Lampedusa to Pantelleria using its 9500 Microwave Packet Radio. The link

Benedetto Di Salvo, Telecom Italia Key Account Director at Alcatel-Lucent, said: “Microwave technology can be deployed to overcome the connectivity challenges in the most complex environments. With a mix of access, backhaul and transport technology we can ensure high-quality ultra-broadband connectivity for all.”

https://www.alcatel-lucent.com/

Friday, July 24, 2015

Dell'Oro: Packet Microwave Shipments to More than Double by 2019

The point-to-point Microwave Transmission market is forecast to have near term growth, but will likely decline in the outer years, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. During this five-year forecast period, through 2019, Packet Microwave equipment demand is expected to maintain a positive rate of expansion.

Some highlights:

  • Packet Microwave revenue and radio transceivers forecast to comprise a little over 30 percent of total microwave equipment market by 2019.
  • Full outdoor unit shipments forecast to grow at 27 percent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR).

“The market is moving to Packet Microwave,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Microwave Transmission research at Dell’Oro Group. “We are forecasting Packet Microwave radio transceiver shipments to be approximately two and a half times greater in 2019 than they were in the past year. "Comparatively, other microwave radio shipments are expected to only be 33 percent higher. We think the main driver for Packet Microwave demand is form factor and capacity, especially as LTE mobile radio deployments move from macro to small cells. Small form factor, packet, high capacity, all-outdoor microwave units are just better suited for small cell backhaul than the older split-mount systems,” Mr. Yu added.

http://www.delloro.com

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

IHS: Microwave Equipment Sales Decline in Q1

The global microwave equipment market totaled $1.2 billion in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), a 9 percent sequential decline as operators continued to be cautious with spending, according to the IHS Infonetics Microwave Equipment report.

Some Highlights:

  • Microwave equipment revenue has been trending downward for the last few years due to pricing pressure and competition from fiber-based backhaul solutions
  • Backhaul comprised 85 percent of microwave equipment revenue in 1Q15, while transport made up 8 percent and access 7 percent
  • From a technology perspective, the dual Ethernet/TDM and all-Ethernet segments dominated microwave sales in Q1
  • EMEA and Asia Pacific again led in microwave equipment revenue, together combining for 81 percent of global share
  • Most microwave gear manufacturers reported decreased quarter-over-quarter results in 1Q15

“While some seasonality in the first quarter is typical, the microwave market was a little softer than usual in the first quarter as operators kept a tight rein on capex. On the plus side, the market did grow 15 percent from the year-ago first quarter,” said Richard Webb, research director for mobile backhaul and small cells at IHS. “In the long term, new shoots of growth from LTE/LTE-A backhaul upgrades and small cell deployments will give the market a boost, driving it back to revenue growth beginning in 2017."

http://www.infonetics.com/pr/2015/1Q15-Microwave-Equipment-Market-Highlights.asp

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dell'Oro: Microwave Transmission Equipment Market Grew 9% in 1

Point-to-point microwave transmission equipment revenues grew nine percent year-over-year in the first quarter of the year, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. Sales of TDM microwave equipment plunged 42% year-over-year, sales of hybrid microwave equipment were up 9%, and sales of packet microwave equipment were up 14%. Huawei was ranked as the top supplier, followed by Ericsson, NEC and Alcatel-Lucent.

“The microwave transmission market grew at a very healthy rate,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Microwave Transmission research at Dell’Oro Group. “In fact, we believe the year-over-year growth would have been much higher if it wasn’t for the strengthening US dollar.  Since we report on a US dollar basis, sales made in Euros convert to fewer US dollars.  We estimate this occurs in at least a quarter of the market.  As a proxy for the rise of actual demand, you can look at radio transceiver shipments, which we estimate grew at an astonishing 31 percent year-over-year,” Yu added.

http://www.delloro.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dell’Oro: Microwave Transmission Equipment Market Improves

The point-to-point microwave transmission market is forecast to generate approximately $21 billion in equipment revenue over the next five years, according to a new report by Dell’Oro Group.

“The environment for microwave transmission equipment began to improve in 2014.  We believe this positive trend will last for a few more years as operators continue to roll out new cell sites and upgrade to 4G LTE,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Microwave Transmission research at Dell’Oro Group.  “Within the next five years, we also anticipate the installation of small cells will become more pronounced, driving a change in the microwave market.  That is, since the requirements for small cell backhaul are fundamentally different from those of macro cells, we envision the variety of microwave transmission equipment deployed will change in unison. We also believe the market movement to small cell backhaul will drive higher demand for Packet Microwave, full outdoor unit configurations, and ultra-high capacity links,” Mr. Yu added.

Some highlights:

  • Packet Microwave revenue expected to comprise nearly one-third of Microwave Transmission market by 2019.
  • Full outdoor unit configured radio transceivers forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 27 percent for next five years.
  • Ultra-high capacity system shipments forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 37 percent for next five years.

http://www.delloro.com/news/microwave-transmission-equipment-market-generate-21-billion-revenue-next-five-years-according-delloro-group

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Safaricom Renews Key Supplier Agreement with Aviat

Safaricom, the leading mobile operator in Kenya, awarded a new multi-year, preferred supplier agreement to Aviat Networks.

Aviat will support Safaricom in the modernization and capacity expansion of its microwave backhaul network leveraging the Eclipse radio installed base and further optimize performance using IP networking technology when the carrier begins taking delivery of Aviat's next-generation CTR microwave routers at a future date. Details of this latest customer win include:

Planned migration of current operator traffic to protected microwave rings augmented by MPLS routing capability
Support services for 60 percent of Safaricom's wireless network upgrade and expansion
"We are delighted to continue our partnership with Safaricom," says Michael Pangia, CEO and president, Aviat Networks. "We look forward to supporting the ongoing expansion of the network and range of enabled services for Safaricom, who has been a key Aviat customer for years."

"Aviat Networks has been a valued business partner to Safaricom and has worked closely with us from the time we started to build a GSM network in Kenya 13 years ago," says John Tombleson, CFO of Safaricom. "With Aviat's ability to deliver a robust and cost-effective microwave solution, it made perfect business sense to choose them as one of our microwave transmission partners."

http://www.aviatnetworks.com

Friday, December 5, 2014

Infonetics: LTE-A and Small Cells Driver Microwave Equipment Sales

The worldwide microwave equipment market hit $1.1 billion in 3Q2014, up 4% sequentially, though down 2% from a year ago, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.

"So far this year, the microwave equipment market has been in a revenue dip, trending downward due to pricing pressures and intertechnology competition with wireline backhaul alternatives. But now the combination of LTE-A upgrades and modest growth in small cell deployments is giving the market a small injection of energy," notes Richard Webb, directing analyst for mobile backhaul and small cells at Infonetics Research.  "Several vendors saw improved quarter-over-quarter results in the third quarter, and we expect the microwave equipment market to inch up in 2015."

Some highlights:

  • Backhaul continues to dominate the microwave market, while access and transport remain stable niche segments
  • The EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) leads the world in microwave equipment revenue, followed by Asia Pacific
  • Pricing pressure on microwave gear persists: Infonetics forecasts ARPU for Ethernet-only units (which account for an increasing proportion of shipments) to decline to around half its 2013 value by 2018
  • Topping the microwave equipment market share leaderboard in 3Q14 are (in alphabetical order): Alcatel-Lucent, Ceragon, Ericsson, Huawei, and NEC.

http://www.infonetics.com/pr/2014/3Q14-Microwave-Equipment-Market-Highlights.asp

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