Microwave Networks

The increasing complexity of today’s and future networks require flexible and well-integrated microwave nodes. Building an efficient microwave backhaul network with end-to-end performance in mind, requires high node capacity, compact and modular building practice, advanced packet functionality and features that are aligned and backward-compatible across different network nodes. The microwave nodes also need to be capable of handling single hops as well as advanced hub sites for larger networks.

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.

By combining MINI-LINK outdoor units and indoor units, all network scenarios are supported with superior performance and lowest possible cost of ownership.


MINI-LINK Indoor Units

Microwave indoor units for split configurations ranging from compact nodes for cell sites to high density node for aggregation sites and all indoor units for trunk applications.

MINI-LINK Outdoor Units

Outdoor units supporting all outdoor and split configurations with Gbps capacities in traditional frequencies (6-42 GHz), V-band 60 GHz, E-band 70/80 GHz, single and dual carrier, Coax and ...

Microwave Fronthaul Units

The connection between the radio and the baseband is referred to as fronthaul, connected through a CPRI interface. Microwave Fronthaul is a great complement to fiber.

Aggregation Units

In microwave networks, advanced ethernet switches will be needed to address several network scenarios. Compactness and modular building practice, advanced packet functionality and features that ...

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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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