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February 11, 2011

Aviat Networks to Showcase the Future of Backhaul Networks at Mobile World Congress


Aviat Networks, a provider of wireless transmission solutions, announced it will showcase the future of backhaul networks that can support 4G/LTE (News - Alert) broadband services.


The new products, which will be demonstrated at the 2011 Mobile World Congress, will also include the recently announced next-generation hybrid and all-IP wireless transmission products.

Aviat’s (News - Alert) new products will assist mobile service providers to address the cost, capacity and complexity involved with the network infrastructure evolution.The company is trying to address several questions involving the future of 4G/LTE deployments. Aviat is showcasing a number of products designed for the future generation networks.

The requirements for 4G/LTE backhaul capacity are overhyped, according to Aviat officials. Because of the over hype, operators are wasting huge money by running fiber to cell sites. Aviat Networks will explain how microwave exceeds the true backhaul capacity needs of 4G/LTE.

Since the evolution of mobile network to all-IP is a risky and complex process, Aviat Networks is developing solutions that will help simplify and lower the cost of this evolution.

Aviat will demonstrate WTM 3000, a fully functional Carrier Ethernet transport node in a true zero-footprint package. Another product from Aviat that will be on display at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) is Eclipse IDU GE3. It is an ultra-compact indoor unit that combines the latest Carrier Ethernet networking and advanced radio features for hybrid TDM/Ethernet or all-Ethernet/IP wireless transmission.

Aviat will also display Eclipse DAC GE3, its new plug-in interface module for the Eclipse Packet Node platform. Announced in December 2010, DAC GE3 offers the most advanced Carrier Ethernet switch subsystem available in microwave backhaul today, according to company officials.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell










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