Microwave Networks

Delivering high-capacity and cost-efficient backhaul for broadband networks today and in the future.

MINI-LINK is the world’s leading microwave solution, suitable for any network scenario. Whether it is for new mobile backhaul networks, evolution of existing networks, fixed broadband over microwave, or private networks, the MINI-LINK family delivers superior performance and low cost of ownership. The portfolio spans all transport technologies (IP, MPLS, Ethernet and TDM), all frequency bands (from 4 to 80 GHz), all deployment types, and applications, all under a common management system. There are all-outdoor, all-indoor and split mount solutions that scale from single hop applications to large aggregation nodes. The portfolio supports all migration scenarios from TDM via Ethernet to IP and MPLS. It also supports both Line-of-Sight (LOS) and Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) configurations for efficient outdoor small cell deployments.

The MINI-LINK portfolio is modular, and uses common antennas and radios to allow maximum flexibility.

Products

MINI-LINK TN

Microwave node solution with advanced packet functionality with integrated traffic handling. MINI-LINK TN is a unique microwave transmission node, handling single hops and access sites as well as ...

MINI-LINK CN

A compact end-node developed for cost efficient microwave hop solutions. It provides compact solutions for microwave transport and is built with simplicity in mind.

MINI-LINK PT

Zero footprint packet microwave solution - MINI-LINK PT provides a low TCO, with easy installation, no site building, and a low power consumption.

MINI-LINK LH

A hybrid long-haul microwave solution providing high capacities.

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Microwave towards 2020

"Microwave Towards 2020" gives Ericsson's view of important aspects of microwave in backhaul networks including capacity needs and capabilities, spectrum, total cost of ownership, packet functionalities and service defined networks and how this will evolve towards 2020. It is also available on Slideshare.

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Microwave is your future

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Ericsson MINI-LINK video

Solving small cell backhaul challenge.

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Avea, Turkey: Rapid transformation

Avea, Turkey’s mobile backhaul transformation project increases network capacity and supports fast growth.

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Ericsson Tech Talk

Jonas Hansryd about microwave capacity evolution.

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