Russia's MegaFon Selects Ericsson's Microwave Transport Solution

Russia's MegaFon Selects Ericsson's Microwave Transport Solution Image Credit: Ericsson

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. 

Frederic Vanoosthuyze, CTO and IT Officer(CTIO), MegaFon
The transport network is one of the key elements that determine the level of service for our customers, where we constantly test and pilot innovative technologies, together with partners like Ericsson.

Sebastian Tolstoy, Head of Ericsson, Russia
In close partnership with Ericsson, MegaFon will develop and deploy its breakthrough network with a new level of capacity, speed, and quality – allowing it to create and offer completely new services to customers and businesses.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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