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Nokia Siemens Networks FlexiPacket Microwave Smart evolution to All-IP backhaul

Mobile Broadband for GSM, WCDMA, and LTE networks: Whatever you want to backhaul, FlexiPacket Microwave gets the job done efficiently, conveniently, and with remarkable economy.

The perfect launch pad


Nokia Siemens Networks offers the definitive solution for mobile operators seeking to build advanced Ethernet-based cellular backhaul networks FlexiPacket Microwave. The first software selectable choice for both packet and hybrid transport networks, its modular design affords you utmost flexibility and lets you add capacity as demand picks up through simple software configurability. This cost-effective solution comprises four basic components FlexiPacket MultiRadio, FlexiPacket FirstMile, FlexiPacket Hub and Flexi E-Band.

full packet transport with true zero-touch on the existing hardware.

FlexiPacket FirstMile
This cost-effective peripheral L2 switch is optimized for backhauling networks tail and chain sites. It also aggregates TDM and packet traffic locally.

FlexiPacket Hub 800


This best-in-class ultra-flexible nodal/hub L2 switch can connect up to 12 microwave directions. It aggregates all types of traffic and supports both TDM and packet transport networks.

FlexiPacket MultiRadio
Housed in an outdoor unit, this full-fledged high capacity microwave system features a standard GE UNI interface. It provides unique interoperability in IP/Ethernet networks for everything from public, private, fixed, and mobile to access and aggregation/core applications. The unique software programmable platform works in both hybrid and full packet traffic modes, thus enabling a smooth transition from TDM to

Engineered to drive down cost


Featuring an innovative design that cuts the cost of building, operating and evolving a backhaul network, FlexiPacket Microwave is a versatile solution. Its flexible and scalable architecture comprises fully outdoor units for cell sites, indoor unit line cards, and compact nodal solutions for hub sites.

FlexiPacket Microwave
Software configurable Full Packet and/or Hybrid Mobile Backhaul Zero-footprint & green cell site solution Carrier Ethernet Transport interface (UNI) in Full Outdoor Unit Advanced QoS mechanism for differentiated services Pay-as-you-grow scalability with software-programmable capacity exceeding 2.5 Gbps in 56 MHz channel.

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Standalone or integrated
FlexiPacket MultiRadio can also work without dedicated cell-site units. This standalone capability comes in very handy for tail sites where microwave radio can feed straight into the Flexi Base Stations Ethernet interface. This zero-footprint solution for 2G, 3G, and LTE minimizes total cost of ownership (TCO) by: Cutting CAPEX because you need less equipment: a full microwave system in an outdoor unit simply costs less than the standard indoor/outdoor setup Optimizing sites: With no need for a cell-site unit, you can roll out a fully outdoor site

With our end-to-end management solution, operating a packet network is as easy as running a TDM network: true point and click end-to-end service provisioning translates into real OPEX savings.

Experience matters
With FlexiPacket Microwave, you not only get state-of-the-art microwave transport components but also unrivaled know-how in mobile backhauling. Look to a reliable leader in broadband radio access technology and mobile backhaul solutions including fully tested packet solutions from market leader partners.

Built to streamline and simplify


Low on upfront investments and high on operating savings, FlexiPacket MultiRadio is a Scalable, pay-as-you-grow solution: Use the same platform for easy and fast capacity upgrade throughout the network Flexible, future-proof solution, providing software configurable migration from a hybrid to a full packet transport network

FlexiPacket MultiRadio (Hybrid / Full Packet dual traffic mode)


Well-suited for mobile, fixed, and private transport networks, this reliable and flexible microwave radio unit transports Ethernet traffic efficiently in 3.5 - 42 GHz radio frequency (RF) bands.

FlexiPacket MultiRadio directly connected to Flexi BTS (zero footprint)

3G

Advanced radio interface Native packet radio: up to 2048 QAM Capacity: more than 2.5 Gbps per channel (with XPIC) Arbitrary mix of Ethernet and TDM Traffic
BSC

LTE Tail site

2G

Aggregation
3G LTE Tail site Microwave hub site Ring site RNC, aGW

2G

FlexiPacket Hub compact nodal solution Up to 12 directions per switch

3G

LTE

Tail site

Chain site

3G

2G

LTE

FlexiPacket FirstMile for tail and chain sites

FlexiPacket Microwave a complete mobile backhauling solution

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This packet microwave radio unit offers: Software selectable hybrid and/or full packet air interface Full scalability supporting channel bandwidth from 3.5 to 112 MHz (ETSI) and 10 to 50 MHz (NAM/Japan) and modulation from 4 to 2048 levels Broad frequency coverage from 3.5 to 42 GHz Efficient adaptive modulation that lets you boost link capacity without needing to redesign the microwave network The FlexiPacket MultiRadio outdoor unit connects directly to Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Base Station, which is particularly useful in 3G/LTE tail sites, as well as to any third-party indoor unit via a standard Gigabit Ethernet UNI interface. The direct connection between the Flexi Base Station and FlexiPacket MultiRadio unit without an intermediary cell-site unit further reduces CAPEX and OPEX. FlexiPacket MultiRadio can also be used as a standalone unit without dedicated indoor units. This is particularly useful at tail sites as it plugs straight into base stations. In 2G/3G/LTE sites, with Ethernet transport BTS, FlexiPacket MultiRadio can be connected directly to the Ethernet interface of the BTS. The fully outdoor solution at the cell site and the compact node solution at hub sites reduce overall network CAPEX. FlexiPacket Microwaves flexible architecture offers a real pay-as-you-grow proposition for hub sites. You can add outdoor units and indoor unit line cards as you see fit. The microwave radio unit is scalable and therefore, the same platform can be used throughout the network with the software upgraded to exceed 2.5 Gbps capacity per channel. Whats more, the same platform allows to be software configured to provide an evolutionary path for hybrid to full packet traffic migration. Finally, Adaptive Code Modulation lets you make the most of the spectrum by increasing the modulation level to transport more traffic in the same radio channel depending on propagation conditions. All these features help mobile operators maximize the return on their investment and capital expenditure.

Main features:
Standard electrical Ethernet interface enabling interoperation with bridges, routers and base stations or NodeB Fully scalable; supports 3.5 to 112 MHz channel bandwidths and modulation formats from 4 to 2048 QAM. 3,5/6/7/8/10,5/11/13/15/18/23/26/28/32/38 and 42 GHz frequency coverage XPIC functionality to double capacity in the same channel bandwidth Adaptive Code Modulation Japan / North American standard support ATPC functionality Service aware radio to support differentiated QoS (8 queues scheduler CIR/EIR based) Support for Synchronous Ethernet (ITU-T G.8261) Overhead Compression and Packet Fragmentation to improve IP throughput and lower latency Increased link efficiency by evolution to 2048 QAM and payload compression mechanism (Bandwidth Accelerator) More than 2.5 Gbps Ethernet throughput per channel with XPIC. Exceptionally compact: (238 x 168 x 238 mm hxdxw) Integrated antenna ranging up to 1.8 m Green design for reduced space and energy saving of more than 95% (W/Mbps) compared to legacy microwave Carrier Ethernet Transport MEF interface (UNI) Hardware fully compatible with all legacy Nokia Siemens Networks microwave radios Protection: 1+0 1 + 1 Space Diversity / Frequency Diversity 1 + 1 HSBY 2 + 0 FD/XPIC (with load sharing) 2 + 2 XPIC

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Flexi E-Band Radio


Flexi E-Band is part of Nokia Siemens Networks FlexiPacket Microwave family, complementing the current portfolio of Packet Microwave solutions for mobile backhaul applications. Nokia Siemens Networks E-Band solution is designed to enable gigabit-per-second traffic backhaul as required for LTE macro cell backhauling and future mobile broadband access technologies. At the same time, it allows mobile operators to decouple transport capacity growth from the cost of backhaul infrastructure.

co-located with 2G base stations. The FlexiPacket FirstMile 200i is the Flexi Multiradio 10 BTSintegrated plug-in card version. FirstMile 200 fits in Flexi Base Station outdoor housing for zero footprint site installation and extended operating temperature range.

Switching Capacity:
8Gbps

Services:
E-Line and E-LAN service E1/T1/J1 CESoPSN (RFC5086) E1 SAToP (RFC4553)

Main Features:
Single outdoor unit operating in 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz frequency bands and supporting 250 MHz and 500 MHz channel spacing 2.5 Gbps transport capacity for up to 3 Km distance Leading spectral efficiency by 256 QAM, 2 x 2 MIMO, XPIC and Bandwidth Accelerator. Alternative to Fiber Optics for C-RAN Fronthaul Protection options enabling flexibility in network configuration Adaptive Modulation and Adaptive Bandwidth, Quality of Service to allocate transmission capacity Built-in Ethernet Switch providing full features for Ethernet traffic control.

Bridging and VLAN Manipulation:


IEEE802.1ad Provider Bridging IEEE 802.1Q bridging MAC table size: 8K Support for Static MAC VLAN Insertion and Translation

QoS:
Traffic classification and Mapping based on port, MAC, VLAN ID, VLAN priority bits, IP Address, DSCP, etc. Policing on port, VLAN, and queue 8 priority queues per port Scheduler: Strict Priority, WDRR, WRR Congestion Control: sRED Per-port and per-queue traffic shaping

FlexiPacket FirstMile
Part of the FlexiPacket Microwave solution, this cost-effective switch is optimized for tail and chain sites where 3G and LTE base stations are

Performance Monitoring:
Packet counters according to RFC2819 RMON MIB, RFC2863 Y.1731 Performance Measurement

FirstMile 200i

Technical data Ethernet ports

FirstMile 200 6 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet ports RJ-45 connectors (2 ports with embedded power to FlexiPacket MultiRadio) 1 local management port 2 in and 2 out dry contacts 8 E1/T1 TDM ports; RJ-48C connectors 442 mm x 210 mm x 32 mm (2/3U) -35 C to +55 C in FlexiOutdoor Case 48 V DC Min. 15W

FirstMile 200i (integrated in Flexi Multiradio 10 BTS) 6 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet ports RJ-45 connectors (2 ports with embedded power to FlexiPacket MultiRadio) 1 local management port

TDM ports Width x depth x height Operating temperature range Power supply Power consumption

4 E1/T1 TDM ports; RJ-48C connectors integrated in Flexi Multiradio 10 BTS -40 C to 65 C 48 V DC Min. 15W

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Fault Detection:
Y.1731/802.1ag

Services:
E-Line and E-LAN service E1/T1/J1 CESoPSN (RFC5086) E1 SAToP (RFC4553) STM-1 CESoPSN

Protection:
xSTP based network protection 8031/8032 Linear protection SNCP 1+1 Hot-Standby (HSBY) nodal protection LAG Dual IDU

Support for packet-based microwave Support for hybrid microwave Support for both TDM and packet transport networks

Bridging and VLAN Manipulation: Clock Synchronization:


Differential Clock Recovery (DCR) Synchronous Ethernet with and without SSM Clock sources: Network Clock via ACR/DCR Line clock from any E1/T1 port Synchronous Ethernet SSM Internal free-run clock IEEE802.1ad Provider Bridging IEEE 802.1Q bridging MAC table size: 16K Support for Static MAC VLAN Insertion and Translation

QoS:
Traffic classification and Mapping based on port, MAC, VLAN ID, VLAN priority bits, IP Address, DSCP, etc. Policing on port, VLAN, and queue 8 priority queues per port Scheduler: Strict Priority, WDRR, WRR Congestion Control: sRED Per-port and per-queue traffic shaping

Supported ODU Group Configurations:


1+0 1+1 HSBY 1+1 space diversity / frequency diversity 2+0 FD/XPIC (with load sharing)

FlexiPacket Hub 800 (Hybrid / Full Packet dual traffic mode)


Nokia Siemens Networks hub device serves to backhaul 2G, 3G and LTE data over E-Line, E-LAN and E-Tree services. It offers advanced Ethernet processing features and circuit emulation to provide the utmost flexibility for TDM traffic aggregation. Access interfaces include Fast and Gigabit Ethernet, E1/T1, and channelized STM-1. FlexiPacket Hub 800 is remarkably compact, supporting up to 12 directions in one unit. Deployed indoors, it takes up far less rack space than any other nodal microwave solution. In addition, it can serve as a fully outdoor microwave hub site when housed in a FlexiOutdoor case. Its state-of-the-art components and support for protected configurations, TDM tributary protection, and Ethernet protection ensure unrivaled reliability. Designed for both small and large microwave hubs, FlexiPacket Hub 800 ensures flexibility and reliability and provides all the required multi-service aggregation capabilities. Switching Capacity: 16Gbps

Technical data Ethernet ports

FlexiPacket Hub 800 4 x 10/100/1000 Base-T, two of which have embedded power (Power over Ethernet) 2 x SFP (can be configured as 100/1000 Base-Fx or STM-1) 16 x E1/T1 2 x SFP (can be configured as 100/1000 Base-Fx or STM-1) 1 x 10/100/1000 Base-T out-of-band management port 1 x 10/100/1000 Base-T DCN management port 1 x dry contact (2-in and 2-out) 4-port GE card 16 x E1/T1/J1 card 2-port STM-1 card 2-port Power Injector card (providing 2 x PoE ports) 2-port FlexiBus card

TDM ports

System ports

Two expansion slots

Dimensions Operating temperature Power supply Power consumption

440 mm x 240 mm x44.5 mm (w x d x h) -5 C to +55 C -40.5 to -57.6 VDC (two inputs) Typical 35 W, maximum 45 W

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Performance Monitoring:
Packet counters according to RFC2819 RMON MIB, RFC2863 Y.1731 Performance Measurement

Clock Synchronization:
Differential Clock Recovery (DCR) Synchronous Ethernet with and without SSM IEEE 1588v2 Slave Mode Clock sources: Network Clock via ACR/DCR/1588v2 Line clock from any E1/T1 port Synchronous Ethernet SSM Internal free-run clock

Fault Detection:
Y.1731/802.1ag

Protection:
xSTP based network protection 8031/8032 Linear protection SNCP 1+1 Hot-Standby (HSBY) nodal protection LAG STM-1 (1+1) MSP Dual IDU

Supported ODU Group Configurations:


1+0 1 + 1 Space Diversity / Frequency Diversity 1 + 1 HSBY 2 + 0 FD/XPIC (with load sharing) 2 + 2 XPIC

Abbreviations
APS ATMoP ATPC BTS CAPEX CES CESoP Automatic Protection Switching ATM over Packet Automatic Transmit Power Control Base Transceiver Station Capital Expenditure Circuit Emulation Services Circuit Emulation Services over Packet Switched Network CIR Committed Information Rate DSCP Differentiated Services Code Point E-LAN Ethernet Local Area Network EIR Excess Information Rate GbE Gbit Ethernet GERAN GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network (2G) GSM Global System for Mobile Communications IMA Inverse Multiplexing for ATM LAG Link Aggregation Group LTE Long Term Evolution MAC Media Access Control MEF Metro Ethernet Forum MLPPP Multilink Point-to-Point Protocol MMF MultiMode Fiber MSP Multiple Section Protection MSTP Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol NB OAM OC OPEX PWE QAM QoS RSTP RTP SAToP SC SFP SM SMF STM TCO TDM TIC UTRAN VLAN WDRR WRR WiMAX XPIC UMTS Node B Operation and Maintenance Optical Carrier Operational Expenditure Pseudo Wire Encapsulation Quadrature Amplitude Modulation Quality of Service Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol Real-Time Transport Protocol Structure Agnostic TDM over Packet Subscriber Connector Small Form factor Pluggable Single Mode Single Mode optical Fiber Synchronous Transport Module Total Cost of Ownership Time Division Multiplex TDM Interface Card UMTS Terrestrial Access Network (3G) Virtual Local Area Network Weighted Deficit Round Robin Weighted Round Robin Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access Cross Polarization Interference Cancellation

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