Spirit Telecom selects NEC to supply 10Gbps radio equipment

Spirit Telecom, a telecom operator in Australia, has selected NEC to supply 10Gbps E-band radio equipment and professional services.
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NEC will supply 70 iPASOLINK EX-A terminals with 10Gbps full duplex throughput over the Spirit network.

The NEC solution allows Spirit Telecom to replace expensive and limited capacity fibre lease line services with a partial mesh E-band Microwave infrastructure, which provides more capacity, resilience and fast return of investment.

The iPASOLINK EX-A is NEC’s E-band radio equipment with the 10Gbps full duplex throughput per terminal, providing fibre like capacity. The solution supports features such as H-QoS, AES encryption, 1588v.2 synchronisation, dual 10Gbps SFP+ interfaces, dual power feed options, and ERPS ring protection, which are all key features in next generation network architectures.

Spirit Telecom has a significant NEC Wireless backhaul footprint in the Gold Coast through the acquisition of World Without Wires with over 40 iPASOLINK IX radio terminals deployed to provide backhaul for corporate voice and data services.

NEC’s 10Gbps Wireless solution enables Spirit Telecom to reduce their operational cost, while increasing resilience in their network, said Krisztian Som, Radio Solutions Business Manager at NEC Australia.

Spirit Telecom has gone through an evaluation and proof of concept testing and selected NEC as the market leader in this space to upgrade and extend our network coverage in Melbourne with capacity never thought possible in wireless, said Geoff Neate, managing director at Spirit Telecom.