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Oregon's Eagle Telephone System Deploys Exalt Microwave Backhaul Systems

April 27, 2010

Oregon's Eagle Telephone System Deploys Exalt Microwave Backhaul Systems

By Anamika Singh
TMCnet Contributor

Exalt Communications, a company that is reinventing microwave backhaul, announced that Eagle Telephone System of Richland, Ore., has deployed its microwave backhaul systems to eliminate interference issues inherent in its legacy microwave network, deliver scalable Ethernet bandwidth and provide seamless TDM to IP migration.

'Our fixed-frequency radios were having interference problems in some areas of our network, and the Exalt (News - Alert) systems allow us to address all three bands in the 5 GHz spectrum with the ability to tune in 1-Mhz increments,' said Mark Christman, manager of Eagle Telephone System. 'Since we deployed the Exalt backhaul systems, we have had no issues.'

The Exalt all-indoor systems deployed by Eagle Telephone serve hops ranging from 2 to 32 miles in length, and are configured for 4 T1 lines and 10 megabits per second (Mbps) of Ethernet data traffic. The systems are expandable to 16 T1 lines and 100 Mbps through software upgrade. Eagle Telephone is offering wireless Internet services to customers in its 400 square-mile service area.

Regional telephone service providers like Eagle Telephone are planning to offer Ethernet services for broadband access and other applications. Eagle Telephone is one of many such providers choosing Exalt microwave backhaul systems, which offer pay-as-you-grow scalability that enables Eagle to offer IP services to its subscribers now, and seamless migration from TDM to IP over time.

'Our microwave backhaul systems were designed for maximum flexibility in network migration,' explains Amir Zoufonoun , president and CEO of Exalt Communications.


'Eagle Telephone, like many other service providers, chose Exalt in order to maintain its legacy T1 services and scale its IP bandwidth on its timeline and within its budget simply by purchasing software upgrades. Exalt is the only company that delivers this level of flexibility across all frequencies and in all configurations,' Zoufonoun

All Exalt microwave backhaul systems offer guaranteed link availability, guaranteed throughput and low, constant latency. Systems are available in world bands from 2 to 40 GHz and in capacities from 10 Mbps to more than 1000 Mbps per channel, providing a range of options to fit countless network applications. To simplify installation and maintenance, all Exalt systems feature an embedded manual and most include a built-in spectrum analyzer.

Also, in related news, Exalt Communications will demonstrate this week a live, hybrid TDM/IP end-to-end microwave backhaul network for mobile operator transport infrastructures from edge access cell sites to the aggregation and core networks. The LTE (News - Alert)-ready network features the company's extensive carrier-class product portfolio across multiple physical configurations, frequency bands, microwave transmission technologies and native TDM/IP traffic mix, for mobile backhaul applications with any combination of 2G, 3G and LTE.

Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight
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