Mobile operators now have access to simpler all-IP backhaul infrastructure to address the capacity demands of smart devices. Nokia Siemens Networks has integrated its microwave backhaul system with cell site and aggregation routers from Cisco to boost mobile backhaul capacity. The combined all-IP backhaul solution has completed full interoperability testing and can be provided directly by Nokia Siemens Networks.
‚The combination of Nokia Siemens Networks’ FlexiPacket Microwave with Cisco routers shows how multi-vendor networks can be migrated to next-generation all-IP or Carrier Ethernet networks to offer high-capacity and superior quality data services,‚ said Vesa Tykkyl√§inen, head of Microwave Radio Transport at Nokia Siemens Networks. ‚Additionally, operators will be able to roll out services rapidly to enhance the end-user experience.‚
‚Integrating the Cisco MWR 2941 cell site routers and the Cisco 7600 aggregation routers with Nokia Siemens Networks’ mobile expertise helps enable greater operational efficiency and better return on network investments for service providers,‚ said Shailesh Shukla, general manager and vice president of Edge Routing Business Unit, Cisco. ‚The completion of successful interoperability testing means operators can now enjoy the benefits of our collaboration.‚
Nokia Siemens Networks’ FlexiPacket Microwave requires only a small amount of hardware to be installed in existing base stations, allowing operators to minimize capital expenditure. With a packet data capacity of up to 1Gbps, it is designed to carry vast amounts of data traffic with the lowest possible latency, which reduces ‚jitter‚ in real-time applications such as video conferencing. Ideal for implementation in 3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and LTE networks, it can be tailored to operators’ individual infrastructure needs and existing network architecture.
The Cisco MWR 2941-DC Mobile Wireless Router is a compact, high-performance, and modular cell-site access platform that enables operators to simplify and optimize their current radio access networks and thus reduce operating costs and enhance profit opportunities. The Cisco 7600 Series Routers help enable operators to deploy high-performance IP/MPLS features as well as scalable personalized IP services at the network edge to improve operational efficiency, and maximize return on network investments.
Nokia Siemens Networks and Cisco have a strategic alliance that aims to accelerate the convergence of networks, services, and applications that enhance the human connection.