Mobile Backhauling & Fixed Convergence

Operators’ strategy to scale the mobile backhaul networks (LTE/LTE-A and 5G) and the fixed networks (DSL, FTTH/FTTC) are directly impacted by the high capacity data consumption that grows exponentially. This increased capacity demand, heavily affects the whole network infrastructure. Furthermore Mobile operators are investing to penetrate the fix access market to complement their service portfolio, either by offering a fixed wireless access (FWA) solution, or by acquiring a fixed (copper/fibre) access network, all to equalize their offering with the incumbent operators.
Many operators are preparing their backhaul network to satisfy 5G requirements, by creating new architectural models, by streamlining the operational efficiency and by homologating and including in their processes the new 5G enabling technologies, from millimetre wave radio link to SDN.
Microwave radio is foreseen to keep a key role in 5G backhauling as it did in previous mobile generations, thanks to the giant technology leaps done to satisfy the new requirement on top of the advantages that wireless transport offers that remain unmatched by other technologies

Microwave Radio Technology Advantages

Direct Line Of Sight

Shortest path from PoC to site.

L2/L3 integrated functionalities

One box to site, regardless of service type

Immediate time to service

Deploy and operate in a day timeframe

Scalable, nodal solution

Growing in line with networks need

High speed 10Gbps links

No limits with fibre like capacity


With traffic encryption and management security access

SDN native

To facilitate 5G end-2-end service enablement

All Terrain independent

From Urban to Rural deployments

SDN Applications

To facilitate 5G end-2-end service enablement

Synchronization distribution

Vital to mobile network operation

Mobile Backhaul Network Applications

MPLS backhauling in LTE-A
MPLS backhauling in LTE-A  

LTE-Advanced introduces new key features to mitigate interferences, maximize radio performances and boost user capacity. All of these features have specific requirements that are reflected into the backhauling network. The introduction of MPLS layer3 microwave radio systems provMPPide a good solution for backhauling and the enablement of these new features.

Read more about MPLS backhauling in LTE-A

5G Backhaul
5G Backhaul  

In the vision of 5G deployment for a “hyper-connected” network, operators are targeting a blend of new and existing technologies to allow unprecedented coverage and availability. In the definition of 5G requirements, among the different capabilities (as shown in the figure, expressed by IMT-2020 - ITU-R M.2083-0) we found defining elements that could be transposed to the underlying transport network. These can be used to characterize the transport network of the future. Operators have identified four macro groups:

  • Network Functions;
  • Platform Completeness;
  • Product Performances;
  • Software Defined Solution.

Read more about 5G backhaul


Our Solution’s Benefit

TDM legacy migration to full IP

Supporting E1 natively or circuit emulated. The solution evolves with your Network, with MEF 2.0 certified Carrier Ethernet services required by LTE Network deployment and ready to support IP/MPLS services

Millimetre wave for 10G fibre like capacity

E-Band complements the standard licensed microwave frequency bands as stand alone or in a Multi-Carrier aggregation solution. The 80GHz radio link is by nature the lowest latency transport technology

Multicore F.O. 2Gbps, single antenna

Expand the network with smallest infrastructure needs, reducing to zero the indoor footprint, reaching any distance needed

Common OS for operational consistency

Speeding up homologation tests and simplifying in-field activities of engineers


Services integral part of mobile backhaul

A stronger set of services are needed to support operators in designing, integrating and deploying new models like a multicarrier link aggregation solutions or reviewing the traffic matrix to implement MPLS services, or redesign the DCN for a leaner operational model

Vertical approach for maximum performances

In-House RF design and manufacturing capabilities ensures our components are designed to satisfy our systems intended performances



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