4 Gbps wireless backhaul targets high-capacity packet aggregation networks

October 24, 2011 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Ceragon Networks has announced the release of FibeAir® IP-10Q, a high-density, wireless backhaul solution optimized for Ethernet and IP/MPLS aggregation networks. Designed to provide up to 4 Gbps of traffic, and support up to four carriers in a single rack unit, the high-density FibeAir IP-10Q enables operators to deliver high network availability, low latency and low jitter.

Built for 3G, 4G/LTE, converged and private networks, FibeAir IP-10Q features advanced traffic optimization technologies, enabling ultra-high capacity, flexible and cost-optimized wireless packet backhaul. Its innovative frame cut-through technology also provides extremely low latency for delay-sensitive applications, with up to 70% reduction in frame delay compared to other available solutions.

The device enables operators to meet strict subscriber service level agreement (SLA) requirements through its no single point of failure (SPoF) design, and is optimized for migration from SONET/SDH aggregation networks to packet networks. This enables easy upgrade for legacy multi-carrier wireless systems with the flexibility of maintaining radio units, antennas and cabling.

"As 4G/LTE networks rollout intensifies, operators must be ready to deal with the oncoming flood of data across their entire network," said Hagai Zyss, EVP and GM of Short-Haul Solutions Group at Ceragon Networks. "The FibeAir IP-10Q offers operators the end-to-end wireless backhaul capacity management necessary to build out tomorrow's aggregation networks. This newest device in the FibeAir IP-10 series provides even more ways to tailor backhaul solutions and increase network scalability to match our customers' needs and reduce their dependency on fiber."

FibeAir® IP-10Q claims to deliver the highest possible capacity and efficiency at any channel bandwidth. It enables up to 1 Gbps of IP traffic on a single radio channel and high radio density of up to 4 carriers in 1 radio unit with built-in redundancy.

Enhanced compression technology provides for capacity acceleration. FibeAir® IP-10Q provides for a seamless replacement path of existing network elements and easy upgrade from multi-carrier systems. A network management system (NMS) with full FCAPS includes end-to-end Ethernet service management.

For further information: www.ceragon.com.