Ooredoo demos multi-gigabit capacity with microwave backhaul

Ooredoo booth at Mobile World Congress 2016
Ooredoo Oman has demonstrated the viability of microwave backhaul to provide multi-gigabit capacity for fixed and mobile networks.

Ooredoo Oman has trialed solutions that can deliver gigabit backhaul capacity supported by new radio access spectrum. E-band (70/80GHz) spectrum is the key to supporting microwave and meeting increased capacity requirements for both backhaul and fronthaul.

# trial delivers 5.7Gbps over one carrier

# demo uses new Ericsson MINI-LINK 6352 E-band radio

# microwave is Ooredoo Oman’s primary backhaul solution to handle traffic in fixed and mobile networks

Ooredoo Oman trialed the world’s highest-capacity E-band radio, the new Ericsson MINI-LINK 6352, providing 5.7Gbps over one carrier. Ooredoo Oman bonded together 4 carriers in traditional frequency bands and narrower channels to provide 1.6Gbps.

“Ooredoo is constantly working toward responding to changes in customer needs and providing them with the products, services and offers they want, through both mobile and fixed offerings,” said Wolfgang Wemhoff, chief technology officer, Ooredoo Oman.