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February 10, 2011

Aviat Networks Launches WTM 3000 Outdoor Networked Radio


Aviat Networks, a provider of wireless transmission solutions, has launched the Aviat WTM 3000 outdoor networked radio, for wireless transmission applications.


To maximize frequency efficiency and throughput, the WTM 3000 combines full IP/Ethernet aggregation and switching, along with the very latest in advanced radio transmission features. The new product will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 14-17.

The WTM 3000 is a fully functional Carrier Ethernet transport node in a true zero-footprint package. It includes all advanced radio, modem and Ethernet networking functions all in a compact, environmentally hardened outdoor unit, to provide networking features and advanced radio functionality, such as Adaptive Modulation.

A breakthrough in converged networking and transmission solutions is represented by WTM 3000. It supports nodal functions with aggregation, Carrier Ethernet Quality of Service controls, Ethernet Operations, Administration and Maintenance and IP/MPLS awareness. Superior radio transmission features, such as 256QAM Adaptive Coding and Modulation and excellent RF system gain performance, are provided by the WTM 3000. Support for link capacity-doubling, through co-channel operation with XPIC, is also provided.

The design of the WTM 3000 supports the widest frequency range of any comparable solution in the industry, spanning licensed frequency bands from 6 to 38 GHz — all with a common, fully outdoor architecture. This solution can operate as a standalone device for Carrier Ethernet/IP transmission wireless connections or extend the Aviat (News - Alert) Packet Node platform for all-IP and zero-footprint applications.

"The Aviat WTM 3000 outdoor networked radio represents the very latest in IP wireless transmission," says Shaun McFall, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of Aviat Networks, in a press release. "The WTM 3000 is ideal for operators who are expanding capacity and coverage by deploying new compact 4G base stations, where a zero-footprint all-packet backhaul solution is required. In conjunction with our latest Packet Node solutions WTM 3000 enables rapid expansion of the backhaul network."

In related news, Aviat Networks announced the Eclipse IDU GE3, an ultra-compact indoor unit that combines the very latest Carrier Ethernet networking and advanced radio features for hybrid TDM/Ethernet or all-Ethernet/IP wireless transmission.


Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf










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