Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions simplify the evolution to LTE and LTE-Advanced networks
- Half of Tellabs mobile backhaul customers planning evolution to LTE and LTE-Advanced
- Renewed portfolio offers a simple evolution path to LTE and LTE-Advanced, without a forklift upgrade
- Solution lowers the cost per bit by up to 80% in Ethernet deployments
- Up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) mobile backhaul speeds to cell sites
- Includes multiple built-in synchronization and syntonization schemes for LTE
Naperville, Illinois - February 23, 2012 – LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks will deliver gigabit-per-second speeds to mobile devices, generating huge volumes of high-bandwidth traffic. That traffic volume puts mobile backhaul networks under extreme cost pressure, forcing operators to make smart, cost-effective choices for the future.
That’s why Tellabs has entirely renewed Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions – to simplify the migration to LTE and LTE-Advanced. About half of the 160 customers who use Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions plan to migrate to LTE and LTE-A over the next few years.
“From our recent global service provider research, we know that service providers are investing to increase capacity to accommodate growing data traffic, and they are buying backhaul solutions today that solve not only 3G, but position them well for immediate or future LTE rollouts,” said Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst, Infonetics Research. “In our view, the Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solution set and roadmap have the suite of timing and sync functions that satisfy the needs of LTE and LTE-A backhaul networks.”
Applying 20 years of mobile backhaul experience, Tellabs improved its portfolio, including:
- the Tellabs 7100 and 7300 for fiber-optic mobile backhaul, to enable bandwidth growth years into the future while avoiding high leased-line costs.
- the Tellabs 8600, 8800 and 9200 for smart mobile backhaul, to enable simple LTE and LTE-A evolution, reduce costs up to 80% per bit and improve the quality of users’ experience.
Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions helps mobile operators succeed by:
- Saving up to 80% in cost per bit: The renewed Tellabs 8600 series supports a new Ethernet-based switching and routing architecture, in addition to IP-VPN and multiservice capabilities. The new Ethernet architecture provides up to 80% savings with 10G interfaces and up to 76% savings with Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The Tellabs 8800 system has new IP-VPN enhancements and higher link efficiency.
- Unique choice of built-in synchronization and syntonization schemes: The renewed Tellabs 8600 system supports a complete set of syntonization and synchronization features for delivery of high-speed, high-quality and cost-effective services. New features include IEEE1588v2 frequency support and compatibility for phase and time of day support. Accurate, built-in monitoring tools verify synchronization performance. The Tellabs 8800 system has added synchronous Ethernet.
- Evolution at operators’ pace: Mobile operators can switch on LTE and LTE-A features at their own pace, investing incrementally to build new capabilities. Operators can mix and match different generations of the Tellabs 8600 system, including Ethernet and IP-VPN to support existing and new services.
- Scales up to 5.5 Terabits: Tellabs has increased capacities across its mobile backhaul portfolio. On a full duplex basis:
- the Tellabs 8630 system provides up to 80G
- the Tellabs 8660 system provides up to 240G
- the Tellabs 8800 system provides up to 360G
- the Tellabs 9200 system provides up to 5.5 Terabits.
The new Tellabs® 8611 Access Switch, which will provide 10G interfaces in a compact 2RU-high device optimized for cell sites and small aggregation locations, is now available.
Mobile operators can evolve to LTE and LTE-A at their own pace
Since 2005, when Tellabs introduced its IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul solution in the Tellabs 8600 series, about 160 global service providers have chosen Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions. Some of these backhaul networks are already delivering LTE services, and the others are ready to evolve to LTE whenever operators want. Most recently, Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions improved Orange Moldova’s mobile data Ethernet/IP capability.
“Mobile users and smartphones will generate exponential growth in mobile data traffic in LTE and LTE-Advanced networks. With service providers’ costs already under pressure, it’s crucial to make smart choices on cost-efficiency and platform flexibility,” said Dan Kelly, executive vice president – global products at Tellabs. ”Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions lower customers’ costs and deliver a better user experience, so our customers can profitably meet user demands.”
Syntonization means frequency alignment of network clocks. This functionality is also commonly called “timing synchronization” and “frequency synchronization.”