The Microwave Backhaul: Competitive Landscape Assessment report published recently by independent market research firm GlobalData, evaluates the microwave equipment capabilities and portfolio assets of telecom vendors considered as top players in this market.

Ericsson is named a leader in the microwave backhaul market through its highly competitive MINI-LINK product family that has lately been enhanced with multiple E-band products. Ericsson’s key strength lies in its broad microwave portfolio which, coupled with supplemental offerings, delivers true end-to-end solutions.

Next to a market overview and assessment, the report identifies the backhaul market drivers for various backhaul solutions. The report also provides vendor and buyer recommendations.

Highlights of the report include Ericsson’s MINI-LINK 6352 and MINI-LINK 6363-80 E-band products which are well placed to meet most of the operator’s needs; with each representing market-leading performance. The two new long-haul products in the Ericsson MINI-LINK family – the MINI-LINK LH SuperCompact and the split-mount MINI-LINK LH Split – are also regarded as valuable additions to the already competitive long-haul offering.

The criteria set for comparison between the four vendors in the report are Short-Haul Portfolio, E-Band Solutions, Long-Haul Portfolio, and Portfolio Breadth where Ericsson is seen as leading the pack.

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Ericsson’s wireless backhaul portfolio of 14 products spanning short- and long-haul, indoor, outdoor, and split-mount architectures is unrivalled by competitors. Ericsson is also well positioned to meet future demands for 5G and Cloud RAN deployments. The company is the only vendor analyzed in the report to actively market a microwave solution, the Fronthaul 6392 product, with fronthaul as its primary function.

Read the report here

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