Alcatel-Lucent has enhanced the ETSI-optimized 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR) long-haul system to address the capacity constraints affecting IP networks in Europe and other parts of the world.
The new 9500 MPR long-haul system is based on Alcatel-Lucent’s 9500 MPR solution that has been power several backhaul networks in the North America and other parts of the world. Alcatel-Lucent is leading the North American market.
The 9500 MPR long-haul system delivers more than eight times the capacity in a third of the footprint of traditional systems, the company claims. With this, the solution is capable of addressing the demand for high-bandwidth, long-haul connectivity for both traditional and IP-based services, including IP video and 4G LTE.
By providing a path to 10 gigabit-per-second (10G) capacity between microwave towers, the solution allows service providers to ensure a smooth transition from TDM and hybrid microwave networks to satisfy increased demand for data.
The ETSI-optimized 9500 MPR finds great relevance in today’s network upgrades. The explosive growth in bandwidth-intensive applications such as cloud, video and mobile data has put severe capacity constraints on microwave links.
The new solution allows service providers and operators to adopt optimized packet microwave systems that offer increased capacity and reliability while reducing maintenance and operations costs, Alcatel-Lucent said.
ETSI-optimized 9500 MPR long-haul system also offers a smooth transition from TDM and hybrid microwave networks to satisfy increased demand for data by providing a path to 10 gigabit-per-second (10G) capacity between microwave towers.
The solution can augment IP/MPLS and optical transport networks by meeting demand for network connectivity where fiber is too difficult or costly to deploy, the company said.
The flexible configuration of 9500 MPR allows service providers to address the capacity constraints even in the most remote sites.
As many European providers ramp up their networks to roll out LTE, 9500 MPR enables a smooth transition with reduced footprint and improved efficiency.
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