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THE INDUSTRY’S MOST POWERFUL MICROWAVE PLATFORM ... IS ALSO FULL FEATURED ROUTER

BACKHAUL PRODUCTS THAT MEET THE

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...AND ARE FLEXIBLE FOR THE CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE.
The Aviat CTR8500 is a new generation of converged Microwave Routers, a new category of products that are designed to simplify mobile operator networks and lower total cost of ownership. Unlike current microwave solutions, which require separate co-located router device, CTR 8500 is the first microwave product to incorporate a full-featured router to reduce the number of devices, save money, and enable new services revenue. CTR 8540 is also delivers comprehensive microwave and Layer 2 Carrier Ethernet features, all with the highest radio and interface density in the smallest form factor, to really set it apart from the pack. Best of all, CTR 8500 has a flexible, open software based architecture, so it can be deployed today as a Layer 2 microwave solution today, but is IP/MPLS and SDN-ready via simple software upgrade when needed. A flexible, software defined platform, CTR 8500 enables service providers to save money, simplify their network, and safeguard their future.

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A ROUTER, PURPOSE-BUILT FOR MICROWAVE, CTR 8500 PROVIDES A SINGLE INTEGRATED SOLUTION FOR ALL YOUR MICROWAVE NETWORKING NEEDS… SMALLER, SIMPLER, SMARTER
A microwave router is a new concept that merges functionality of a microwave indoor unit and cell site router. CTR 8500 is designed to offer the greatest degree of flexibility for operators who need to deliver feature-rich services, via a cost efficient, compact, multi-service, and multifunctional platform. CTR 8500 is the natural evolution of microwave and IP networking, in one.
INTEGRATED NETWORKING
The CTR 8500 delivers a broad mix of capabilities to support next generation network evolution. The CTR 8500 combines the latest in Carrier Ethernet switching, IP routing, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Pseudowires, Ethernet OAM and packet-based synchronization, to deliver a single versatile platform for multiple applications. And unlike traditional microwave switches, CTR is completely uplink agnostic – providing the options to transport services to IF or Ethernet connected microwave, copper, or fiber transport media for maximum deployment versatility. The CTR 8500 offers a full suite of advanced L2 and L3 services, all tightly integrated with microwave transport to deliver better performing networks.

THE INDUSTRY’S MOST POWERFUL MICROWAVE PLATFORM
COMBINING FIVE INTO ONE
Combining functionalities of a microwave indoor unit, layer 2 carrier ethernet switch, IP/MPLS router, PoE injector and TDM pseudo wire device, CTR 8540 is the most integrated device on the market. Fewer boxes means fewer devices to buy and maintain, saving money and simplifying life. Fewer boxes also means less latency and lower power consumption, better reliability, and finally no more interoperability issues.

LTE-A READY
CTR has all the advanced capacity capabilities to provide up to 4Gbps per aggregate link with extremely high channel capacity. In addition, CTR offers ultra low latency to ensure all your LTE-A services can be deployed with optimum flexibility and efficiency.

INTUITIVE MANAGEMENT
If integrated networking wasn’t enough, CTR 8500 combined with Aviat ProVision network management platform delivers a tightly integrated, intuitively managed networking solution. ProVision provides all the tools for point/ click provisioning and management of all layer 1, 2 and 3 configuration from same interface virtually eliminating mis-configuration and interoperability concerns while aligning security / QoS / synchronization policy across microwave, routing and management domains. ProVision’s role-based management structure, combined with CTR 8500 modular design, enables different operations teams able to manage single microwave router transport teams getting responsible for radio and Layer 2 configuration, while RAN/IP teams control access to WAN/LAN ports, and routing configurations.

MOST COMPACT SOLUTION ON THE MARKET
COMPACT MATTERS
With growth in capacity and imminent introduction of small cells, the mobile network topology is changing. Sites are becoming denser and with tower sites being leased, cabinet space, power consumption, and tower space are all becoming increasingly important. Compact solutions are more important than ever.

HIGHEST INTERFACE DENSITY
As a pure microwave device, CTR is the most compact, integrated solution on the market. It has 2 times more GE ports per RU and 50% more radio ports per RU than any other microwave solution on the market. Even without the router, CTR is the most highly capable microwave solution around.

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THE SMALLEST MULTI-SERVICE, MULTI-LAYER HUB
ANY SERVICE
Mobile cell sites are transitioning from simple base stations for voice and low-speed mobile data access to multi-functional hubs for delivery of new services, multimedia-rich content and broadband data access. With the demand for small and to enable fixed-mobile network convergence, it’s becoming more important these services can all be delivered over a common infrastructure. Converging multiple services onto a common platform, CTR supports radio connectivity like small cell, Wi-Fi, cloud-based RAN architectures, and 2G/3G/LTE macrocells, along with range of IP/MPLS based enterprise services.

ANY TRANSPORT
To facilitate simple, low cost network migration, and reduce cell site complexity, tomorrow’s networks will require devices that converge any transport connections onto a single platform. LAN/WAN interfaces including fiber, Ethernet and T1/E1, as well as transport interfaces including fiber transport and typical microwave interfaces (IF/coax and Ethernet/PoE) need to be considered. Supporting all the transport options offers mobile operators the simplicity and flexibility they require to expand networks and support legacy services at the same time. CTR converges all these connections onto a single, compact multi-layer platform.

IMPLEMENT NEW LAYER 3 SERVICES RIGHT FROM YOUR BACKHAUL NETWORK
SAVE AND MAKE MONEY

THE SMALLEST MULTI-SERVICE MICROWAVE HUB

CTR 8540 enables you to implement new Layer 3 Enterprise services right from your backhaul network to allow operators to expand their customer base and grow revenue.

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THE EXPANDING ROLE OF THE MOBILE NETWORK
Operators need to enrich their offerings to attract and retain high value customers to offset the flat to declining ARPU for traditional consumer-level mobile users. To support new business initiatives, fast and flexible delivery of new services, such as Enterprise VPN services, is necessary. This fact, combined with the pending network densification, means the cell site must evolve from simply housing
a base station to supporting a network architecture that accelerates the delivery of new services to achieve business goals. Mobile cell sites are transitioning from simple base stations for voice and low-speed mobile data access to multi- functional hubs for delivery of new services, multimedia-rich content and broadband data access.

THE NEW IP-ENABLED NETWORK VISION
IP is the only proven, scalable, future proof technology that can enable this vision of a next generation communications hub site. Existing mobile backhaul solutions can make this transition difficult, as more capacity and smarter devices complicate cell site configurations, increase costs and add management overhead. CTR 8500 enables a new integrated cell site architecture, transforming the cell site and restructuring the mobile backhaul cost equation—making the new service-delivery cell-site vision possible with fewer boxes and lower costs.Build upon existing investments for an evolved approach to deploying and migrating to all-IP.

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ENABLING FUTURE CELL SITE VISION
INDUSTRY’S MOST POWERFUL MICROWAVE PLATFORM
The CTR 8540 is the most compact, integrated, and capable Layer 2 microwave solution on the market, equipped with the full range of Carrier Ethernet features that operators now expect. Interoperability with the Aviat’s existing portfolio of split-mount, all-outdoor and allindoor radios is a given, to ensure customers can protect and leverage their existing microwave investments when migrating to the future. CTR 8540’s interface density sets it apart from the pack including: 2x More GE Ports: With 12 GE ports per rack unit, CTR 8540 has twice the port density when compared to any other microwave platform on the market 50% More Radio Ports: With 8 IF or PoE ports, CTR 8540 has 50% more radio ports per rack unit compared to any other microwave platform on the market

FLEXIBLE SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE
IP/MPLS VIA SIMPLE SOFTWARE LICENSE
Designed from the ground up to support IP/MPLS, CTR 8500’s extensible network processor based platform allow simple software upgrade to full featured routing functionality without any new hardware or equipment swap outs. Customers will have comfort in knowing they’re building the network on a plug-and-play software-based architecture with a simple licensed software structure for no-hassle upgrades to networking functionality, without having to add extra devices. Because IP/MPLS functionality is integrated into the microwave platform, your router will also finally play nice with your transport, since they’re all now in one box. Microwave networks exhibit unique characteristics (ACM, fading, hot-standby, etc), and with CTR 8540 your network will perform at its highest level across all types of interface bandwidths, protection and diversity configurations, and dynamic microwave path conditions.

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