Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert), a provider of next generation communications solutions, announced the expansion of its portfolio of the ETSI (News - Alert)-optimized 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR) long-haul system.
The company claims that 9500 MPR long-haul system has the ability to deliver more than eight times the capacity in a third of the footprint of traditional systems.
The system builds on Alcatel-Lucent’s 9500 MPR solution and can address the demand for high-bandwidth, long-haul connectivity for both traditional and IP-based services including IP video and 4G LTE (News - Alert).
Alcatel-Lucent’s 9500 MPR is currently deployed in over 235 networks around the world. It has become an integral part of long-haul networks in the North America region where Alcatel-Lucent is leading the market.
ETSI-optimized 9500 MPR long-haul system offers a smooth transition from TDM and hybrid microwave networks providing a path to 10 gigabit-per-second (10G) capacity between microwave towers, the company said.
The MPR long-haul system finds application in IP/MPLS and optical transport networks, especially to improve network connectivity where fiber connectivity is not available or costlier to deploy.
Thanks to the growth of bandwidth-intensive services such as cloud, video and mobile data, service providers are turn to IP-based networks to effectively manage traffic. Transition to IP networks opens new challenges to them and as a result they are forced to identify new strategies that require deep techno-economical analysis.
To remain competitive in the market, operators need to adopt optimized packet microwave systems that offer increased capacity and reliability while reducing maintenance and operations costs.
Alcatel-Lucent’s innovation will help service providers in Europe ramp up their LTE network rollouts, says Emmy Johnson, founder of Sky light Research. It will also give them the ability to support much greater capacity in a smaller footprint.
Francois Allain, general manager, Alcatel-Lucent Wireless Transmission Business, EMEA, said, “Alcatel-Lucent has proven expertise in the packet microwave market with more than 235 customers worldwide. As an ultra-broadband specialist we want to help our customers meet the growing demand for data across their networks.”
The addition of ETSI-optimized 9500 MPR long-haul system will help operators around the world be more competitive by enabling the efficient and reliable delivery of more microwave capacity, Allain added.
Edited by Ryan Sartor