Alcatel-Lucent extends microwave transmission technology – Sep 23, 2013– Düsseldorf, Germany (Techreleased) – Alcatel-Lucent is building on its leadership in microwave transmission technology with the addition to its portfolio of the ETSI-optimized 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR) long-haul system.

Microwave Transmission Technology

The 9500 MPR long-haul system delivers more than eight times the capacity in a third of the footprint of traditional systems. As a result, it addresses demand for high-bandwidth, long-haul connectivity for both traditional and IP-based services, including IP video and 4G LTE, in Europe and in other parts of the world.

As more people access high-bandwidth cloud, video and other data over mobile devices, service providers are shifting to IP-based networks to more effectively manage traffic. Faster speeds and smarter devices fuel further demand, placing greater pressure on microwave links. To remain competitive and offer new services, operators need to adopt optimized packet microwave systems that offer increased capacity and reliability while reducing maintenance and operations costs.

The new ETSI-optimized 9500 MPR long-haul system builds on Alcatel-Lucent’s market-leading 9500 MPR solution which is currently deployed in over 235 networks around the world. Alcatel-Lucent packet microwave solutions augment IP/MPLS and optical transport networks by meeting demand for network connectivity where fiber is too difficult or costly to deploy. The 9500 MPR has become a mainstay of long-haul networks in the North America region and Alcatel-Lucent continues to lead this market[1].

Key Facts

  • 9500 MPR long-haul system has been ETSI-optimized to meet deployment requirements in Europe and other parts of the world.
  • ETSI-optimized 9500 MPR long-haul system offers a smooth transition from TDM and hybrid microwave networks to satisfy increased demand for data by providing a path to 10 gigabit-per-second (10G) capacity between microwave towers.
  • Flexible configuration allows service providers to address deployment constraints even in the most remote sites.
  • 9500 MPR long-haul systems support Alcatel-Lucent’s ultra-broadband strategy, as it helps customers meet the growing demands for data across their networks.