An increasing number of mobile customers, new IP-based services, and growing demands for greater coverage areas create constant challenges for mobile operators. To effectively meet customer demands while protecting investments and delivering a rapid profit requires a flexible, cost-effective, and reliable core transport network. Microwave Networks offers a complete line of point-to-point microwave radios to help meet existing network demands while easing the transition to new 4G networks and beyond.

Core Transmission Networks

Point-to-point microwave radio is the transport medium of choice for mobile infrastructures worldwide. The many benefits of microwave radio include rapid roll-out and deployment, minimal operational costs, and the ability to quickly and easily upgrade capacity without service disruptions. These factors underline the ability of microwave radio to provide operators with a dedicated transport network and eliminate the need to lease expensive and often unreliable circuits from local fixed-line providers.

Converged Services

One of the major influences in mobile network evolution is the introduction of next-generation voice, data, and video services. Increasingly, these services are being offered through converged IP, packet-switched devices. Unfortunately for many operators, most of the existing mobile infrastructures are based on circuit-switched technology. The amount of investment in these networks is tremendous and moving to IP-based services appears to many to be a long and costly process.

Microwave Networks offers a practical solution to these real-world issues. With our flexible and integrated line of point-to-point microwave radios, we are able to transport both traditional, circuit-switched, T1 and E1 traffic simultaneously with newer packet-switched, IP data. Operators who implement a single transport network to handle both traffic types have a tremendous advantage as networks migrate from the traditional voice-only to 4G networks.

Having a single method of transport eliminates the need for a second ‘overlay’ network. Operating parallel networks for circuit switched and packet switched data is unnecessarily expensive and rapidly drains any profits as well as beinga nightmare to maintain. Our approach to scalable capacity upgrades through software upgrades also helps to maximize your return on investments by allowing you to ‘pay-as-you-grow’. A typical scenario is as follows:

Starting with only a few voice circuits, operators can easily increase their number of T1s or E1s as subscribers are added and demand increases. When moving to integrated services becomes part of the business plan T1s or E1s can simply be disabled thrugh software and the network bandwidth formally dedicated to those channels becomes part of the IP bandwidth.. The change from a fully circuit switch to packet switch network be accomplished completely through software without changing the base radio saving time, money, and retaining..

High-Capacity Backhaul and Ring Topologies

For higher capacity backhaul networks, we offer the Proteus MX product line.

 MX operates in either all-indoor configurations at 6, 7, 8, and 11 GHz or in split-mount configurations from 6 to 38 GHz. The MX offers a choice of data rates from 2 to 190 Mbps in any combination of nxDS1/E1, nxDS3/E3, SONET/SDH, or VLAN Ethernet. Fully-protected Hot-Standby configurations with errorless switching and ACM to ensure high availability for data-critical applications.

Our Dynamic Payload MappingTM (DPM) suite of features allows detailed data provisioning and routing with options such as drop-insert, DS1/E1 loop protection, and internal cross-connect. DPM also allows the user to easily change the allocation of data as needed to achieve the desired distribution of DS1/E1, DS3/E3, and Ethernet traffic.

Whatever the application, Microwave Networks is dedicated to creating the most cost-effective and reliable network transport infrastructures for mobile operators worldwide.