Etisalat Egypt Claims 6Gbps on its Microwave Backhaul for Mobile

Etisalat Egypt Claims 6Gbps on its Microwave Backhaul for Mobile Image Credit: Etisalat

Egyptian operator, Etisalat Misr in partnership with Huawei has completed the world's first live traffic application of the innovative microwave solution "Super Dual Band" with throughput of more than 6Gbps in mobile backhaul in the Alex region, Egypt.

According to Huawei, microwave transmission, a key solution on mobile backhaul networks throughout the years, struggles to meet the need for multi-Giga bandwidth at long distances. Etisalat Misr with Huawei Super Dual Band microwave solution have achieved 6.19Gbps over a relatively long distance (3.37km) link in the Alex region, applying state-of-the-art features (EPLA, AM and QoS) that stretch the benefits from E-band equipment.

Huawei said that the "Super Dual Band" bonds the traditional frequency (6-42GHz) together with E-band (71-86GHz) in a unique manner, offering increased protection via special link aggregation techniques and advanced Quality of Service mechanisms. 

Khalid Murshed, CTO of Elisalat Misr 
The growing capacity requirements for 3G and soon the LTE services raise high requirement for mobile backhaul solution inEgypt; we require innovative solutions on wireless backhaul technologies. The combination of E-Band and traditional microwave frequency spectrum is one of the good directions.

Alex Xu,, Huawei North African Vice President 
Huawei has started microwave cooperation with the Etisalat Misr since 2006, and we are honored to be Etisalat Misr's microwave transmission partner. Etisalat Misr and Huawei will jointly focus on potential microwave innovation technology looking forward to LTE. 

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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