Second-Generation E-Band Solutions: Opportunities for Carrier-Class LTE Backhaul
A Light Reading Webinar
With mobile broadband data traffic doubling in each of the last five years, operators are under increasing pressure to expand backhaul transmission capacity to support new, high-bandwidth LTE services. Operators have thus far preferred microwave to other forms of mobile backhaul, and the Metro Ethernet Forum estimates that some form of microwave transmission connects more than 60 percent of the world’s cellular base stations. Microwave radio links are relatively quick to deploy, sites and planning permissions are easy to obtain, and microwave installations incur lower capex/opex than fiber-based solutions.
Many operators are now considering high frequency E-band microwave backhaul solutions – sometimes called "millimeter wave" or "mmW" – using 80GHz band radio frequencies from 71-86 GHz, well above the 6-38GHz band used for traditional cellular backhaul. Huawei provides the industry’s first 2nd-generation E-band microwave solution, which sports a carrier-class design, high capacity, and enhanced features/performance. With a large spectrum to support over 2.5Gbps ultra high capacity, these E-band microwave systems can be deployed as the complement to fiber or as a high density LTE backhaul network.
This webinar will demonstrate how:
- E-Band microwave delivers gigabit throughput for ultra-broadband networking, with enhanced reliability, operability, and service features.
- Huawei’s RTN 380 2nd-generation ultra-broadband E-Band microwave solution features high spectral efficiency and carrier-class reliability, fully meeting operator needs for mobile broadband networking.
- E-Band microwave has the highest known spectrum efficiency in the industry, using 64 QAM modulation to deliver up to 2.5Gbps transport rate, which can be further extended to 5Gbps, 10Gbps, or even more.
- Huawei’s RTN 380 is of a single, all-outdoor architecture, supporting all-IP applications with advanced QoS requirements, supporting both frequency and phase synchronization as required by current and future mobile networks.
Attend this webinar to hear Heavy Reading’s assessment of E-Band microwave technology and about Huawei’s 2nd-generation carrier class E-Band ultra-broadband E-Band microwave solutions.