Transforms both fixed and mobile backhaul networks to 4G LTE
NEC has extended its converged flexible platform iPASOLINK Series with the addition of new iPASOLINK 400 that is designed to transform both fixed and mobile backhaul networks to 4G LTE.
The iPASOLINK 400 has converged design for edge aggregation deployments comprising four universal slots that enables operators to swap in and out different backhaul technologies such as microwave or packet transport as per their requirements.
The new offerings high-capacity switching and microwave transmission allows operators to invest gradually and in step with actual service and traffic demand while delivering quality network performance.
In addition, operators can also upgrade their network, reducing the need to follow future network prediction requirements based on assumptions that can become quickly outdated in the mobile broadband era.
The company said that the four-way nodal capability reduces the need for multiple equipment units, cabling and storage space and allows operators to ‘sweat’ legacy backhaul technology for more cost-effective migration to next-generation technologies.
NEC general manager of global network division Hiroyasu Ishii said iPASOLINK 400 enables operators to adopt an ultra-flexible approach in the migration to an LTE, all-IP network.
"By combining multiple functions into a converged unit, the NEC iPASOLINK 400 allows operators to take an incremental approach by investing gradually in the transformation of their networks from today’s hybrid TDM and Ethernet backhaul towards the full IP transport required by 4G," Ishii said.