Yoigo selects Tellabs for 3G mobile backhaul in Spain


Spanish mobile operator Yoigo is expanding and increasing
the capacity of its 3G network. The operator aims to triple its customers and
gain 10 percent of the Spanish market by 2015. Yoigo selected the Tellabs 8600
Managed Edge System to support its growth and manage the anticipated increase
in data traffic.


The nationwide expansion of Yoigo’s mobile backhaul
network managed by Ericsson Spain will consist of over 100 Radio Access Network
(RAN) nodes.


Ericsson will implement the Tellabs 8630 Access Switch
and Tellabs 8660 Edge Switch network elements to aggregate 3G traffic, enabling
Yoigo to evolve to an all-IP network and at the same time maintain support for
legacy traffic.


Yoigo will also deploy the Tellabs
8000 Intelligent Network Manager. Tellabs’ cost-effective, flexible network
manager enables Yoigo to provision mobile services faster and more easily.
Yoigo expects to complete the deployment by 2012.  


“Our aggressive growth strategy is built on offering
our customers a high quality of service at competitive prices. With the Tellabs
8600 system, we can invest in the expansion of our network and still offer our
customers competitive pricing,” said Bricio Valera, network rollout director,


“The Tellabs 8600 mobile backhaul system is
perfectly suited to operators planning for significant growth both in
subscribers and in data traffic,” said Tarcisio Ribeiro, vice president,
Europe, Middle East and Africa.


“Operators can see the growth in data traffic
coming, and they need to prepare for it by upgrading to IP infrastructure. With
our system, they can do so cost-effectively and launch new data services,”
Ribeiro added.


Yoigo joins more than 160 customers who are using the
Tellabs 8600 system for mobile backhaul around the world. This agreement is the
latest success for the Tellabs 8600 mobile backhaul portfolio.


As mobile data usage continues to surge, operators in
high growth markets around the world are investing in upgrading to all-IP
backhaul infrastructure. In 2011, Tellabs has announced major mobile backhaul
deployments with the two of the largest operators in Russia MTS and Megafon.


By Telecomlead.com Team