Press ReleaseBarcelona, Spain – February 16, 2009FlexiPacket Microwave solution from Nokia Siemens Networks changes thedynamics of the radio world
Full Packet Mobile Backhaul makes data services cheaper and more accessible
Nokia Siemens Networks, a leading supplier of mobile backhaul solutions, islaunching a next generation full packet microwave solution, that will transform theway operators provide compelling multimedia data services to their customers.
FlexiPacket Microwave breaks the existing barriers, combining Carrier Ethernet Transportwith Microwave Radio with a unique approach, while enabling zero footprint base stationsolutions (no base station shelter required). This data centric approach will allow operators tooffer attractive pricing models for data intensive applications and to provide the quality ofservice necessary to drive mass market, reliable services.A major operational cost factor for operators is the administration of the network. Thenetwork management system for FlexiPacket Microwave offers unparalleled features whichsimplifies the network management, eliminating the need to configure individual nodes andperform laborious traffic engineering. Instead, end-to-end connections are set up in a point-and-click fashion. The network management system can be integrated with other networkand service management systems from Nokia Siemens Networks’ wide portfolio, providingnetwork operators holistic management capabilities.“FlexiPacket Microwave is more than Ethernet over microwave. It addresses the whole chainin mobile networking: Radio, hub-site and network management, with carrier-grade quality ofservice,” said Vesa Tykkyläinen, head Nokia Siemens Networks’ Microwave Radio business.FlexiPacket Microwave Radio provides the complete set of Carrier Ethernet functionalitythanks to a built-in Carrier Ethernet engine. With zero footprint suitable for both indoor andoutdoor installation, it offers a capacity of up to 1 Gbit per second due to the adoption of themost advanced state of the art Microwave technology. Therefore FlexiPacket Radio is theideal basis for the implementation of HSPA+ , WiMax and LTE.The FlexiPacket Hub based on the industry renowned A-series 2200 from Nokia SiemensNetworks, provides Carrier Ethernet quality of service (QoS) and end-to-end synchronizationand serves as the aggregation point for the traffic coming from the radios. To optimize hub-site design FlexiPacket Hub offers 16 ports connecting up to 16 microwave radios in a 2Uhigh rack. This high-density solution presents the smallest multiple direction nodes everdeveloped, and offers on average an 80 percent space savings versus conventional TDMMicrowave hubs*. FlexiPacket Hub is designed to save CAPEX and OPEX from the start dueto the small size and large scalability, while the Carrier Ethernet support eliminates the needfor external routers.
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