The expected growth in mobile broadband will have a massive impact on the backhaul network capacity and support for various flavors of radio access network. Concurrently, the long-established trend in backhaul networks for wireless media to replace copper will continue, as copper does not have adequate scalability to meet future demands. In addition, fiber will replace copper and wireless media where and when additional costs and deployment complexity can be justified.
A combination of microwave and fiber based backhaul is needed for mobile networks on the road to 5G. Ericsson offers the right solution to achieve this combination: MINI-LINK and Router 6000.
These products are fully integrated into the Ericsson Radio System and managed, end-to-end, by Ericsson Network Manager.
The latest MINI-LINK solution offers a highly compact and cost-efficient microwave node, as it has a 70% less footprint compared to today’s solution. It also offers market leading node and link capacities in all frequency bands (including the new V- and E-bands With the world´s smallest high power radio unit, outdoor terminal size can be minimized. A new compact indoor unit and a new dual carrier all outdoor unit, for traditional frequency bands, are added to the portfolio. The Multi-band booster concept is also introduced to combine the best characteristics of different frequency bands to boost capacities, hop lengths and improved spectrum usage. You can find all MINI-LINK related material in the Ericsson Microwave Networks page.
The new Router 6000 family is an IP access and aggregation portfolio with advanced radio integration and is SDN enabled. The new Router family spans from small cell site routers to larger aggregation routers, optimized for 10G and 100G capacities with best in class functionality and cost-effectiveness. You can find all Router 6000 related material in the Ericsson Router 6000 Series page.
This new report will detail the backhaul capacity needs, future microwave usage, 5G backhaul requirements and how microwave will break the 100Gbps barrier to mention some of the areas covered in the report.
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