Networking equipment maker NEC Corporation has announced the launch of a new advanced radio communication system iPASOLINK EX, capable of achieving wireless transmission capacity of 10Gbps. Its capacity is equal to that of the optical fibre, implying its use in mobile backhaul networks for high-speed mobile services, such as LTE-Advanced and 5G. The operators can effectively increase the capacity of macro/small cell backhaul, and fronthaul for Centralized Radio Access networks (C-RAN).
Adopting E-band range (71-86GHz frequency) millimeter radio waves, the new NEC iPASOLINK EX achieves low latency and high-transmission with a single-band, which is estimated to be about three times higher than that of the existing model. If clubbed with NEC’s multi-band utilization solution, new NEC iPASOLINK EX can deliver further increased transmission capacity by transmitting data over both E-band and other frequency bands. The product comes with Ethernet interfaces, hence, it allows transmission of data via optical fiber to mobile core networks.
“In the upcoming 5G world, mobile services and applications are expected to become more sophisticated and diverse. This will require mobile networks to efficiently handle larger capacity traffic than ever before. The new product meets these demands, and enables mobile operators to deliver higher-quality network services and an enhanced user experience,” said Yuzo Kurokami, Assistant General Manager, Mobile Wireless Solutions Division, NEC Corporation.
As far as the size is concerned, new NEC iPASOLINK EX is 30% smaller than the existing model.
“We are offering the new product not only for use in mobile backhaul and fronthaul applications but also for a wide range of other networks demanding high levels of reliability,” Mr. Kurokami said.
The new product will be kept for display at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2016) from 22-25 February 2016.