BridgeWave in pact with Vitesse for next-generation wireless backhaul equipment

By Telecomlead Team:BridgeWave Communications, a supplier of 4G
millimeter wave backhaul solutions, has selected Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
to use their Serval Mobile Access Carrier Ethernet Switch Engine
(VSC7418) in their next-generation small cell and wireless
backhaul equipment.


As wireless operators transition from 3G to 4G LTE and
LTE-Advanced packetized cellular networks, demands for carrier-class features,
nanosecond accurate network timing, and differentiated quality of service
increase exponentially,” said Idan Bar-Sade, senior vice president of
engineering and product management of BridgeWave.


architectural advantages in MPLS networking, IEEE1588v2 timing over microwave
and advanced packet queuing are crucial in developing 4G/LTE and small cell backhaul
wireless solutions required by next-gen Carriers.


Introduced in December 2011, the Serval Switch
Engine provides the right combination of highly
accurate synchronization and time stamping and on-board
intelligence, solving critical data transport challenges facing Carrier
deploying 4G mobile and LTE network worldwide.


We are extremely excited to work with BridgeWave,
not only because of their prominent role in millimeter-wave backhaul, but also
because their vision for the growth of the small cell backhaul market as an
essential component of the next-generation LTE networking infrastructure,” said
Uday Mudoi, director of product marketing at Vitesse.


For the millimeter wave equipment market, it is estimated
that BridgeWave holds in excess of 50-percent market share.


According to Dell’Oro Group, the mobile backhaul market
will grow to $9 billion by 2015, including equipment for both transport and
routing/switching. In the booming field of small cell base stations, 58-percent
of all backhaul connections will be wireless by 2016, using such technologies
as microwave and millimeter-wave technology.


A few months back  Vitesse Semiconductor and Aliathon announced that Aliathon will license Vitesse’s
portfolio of 40G and 100G hard decision enhanced Forward Error Correction
(eFEC) cores for its FPGA and ASSP solutions aimed at emerging Optical Transport
Network (OTN) applications.


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