MegaFon, one of Russia’s largest operators, has chosen Ericsson to develop a new nationwide transport network.
As part of the 3-year contract, Ericsson will supply mobile transport solutions based on the MINI-LINK platform offering key advantages such as high capacity, efficient use of spectrum, low-energy consumption and simplified operations and maintenance.
With recent technological advances in microwave system software and new radio hardware, microwave transport capacity has moved from megabit-per-second capacity to gigabit-per-second capacity.
Ericsson has invested continuously in its microwave technology, adding 5G-ready microwave products to its market-leading MINI-LINK portfolio. Key features of the MINI-LINK 6000 portfolio for 6-38 GHz include a high density of radio interfaces (up to 15 radio directions in 3RU), superior system gain enabling higher capacities, and longer hops or small antennas. MINI-LINK 6000 also supports modulations up to 16k QAM, large buffer sizes (up to 720 MB) and up to 112 MHz channels. MINI-LINK 6000 is used together with MINI-LINK 6363, the world’s smallest high-power radio, available in bands from 6 to 80 GHz.
Noteworthy features of MINI-LINK 6352 for E-Band (70/80 GHz) include 10 Gbps capacity in a single carrier as well as multiple 10 GE interfaces.