Japanese internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions provider NEC Corporation has announced the availability of its latest addition to the Pasolink microwave communications system, the Pasolink NEO iP, which is claimed to provide new levels of throughput and traffic engineering intelligence to backhaul transmission, and helps customers to transform their networks to scalable and all-IP backhaul systems.
According to the company, the new Pasolink NEO series offers advanced functionality, which is required for the transport of 2G, 3G, HSPA, WiMAX and LTE traffic from radio access base stations to base station control systems. The Pasolink iP enables backhaul revenue streams with SLA level bandwidth management, and guarantees backhaul sharing.
The new Pasolink NEO series as well as future LTE topology switching and protection requirements, claim to provide more than 1Gbps of transmission capacity, native ethernet framing, multi-service aggregation, PWE3 (Pseudo Wire Emulation Edge to Edge), traffic engineering features, MPLS switching, network synchronization functions and GbE ring protection.
Mobile backhaul is currently undergoing two major transformations: introduction of HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) is increasing data transmission and networks are transitioning to IP in order to cost effectively transport the volume of data. The Pasolink NEO family enables mobile network operators to provide consumers with high capacity data services.
In the first week of October 2008, NEC claimed that the shipments of its ultra-compact microwave communications system, PASOLINK, have surpassed more than 1 million total units. PASOLINK reached 200,000 shipments in 2004 and the system reached 500,000 total units in February 2007.