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EANTC Interoperability Event 2011 Attendees Witnesses Top Performance from Siklu Communication's EtherHaul-1200 E-Band Wireless Radio

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October 17, 2011

EANTC Interoperability Event 2011 Attendees Witnesses Top Performance from Siklu Communication's EtherHaul-1200 E-Band Wireless Radio

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor


Siklu Communication Ltd., one of the providers of innovative millimeter wave wireless backhaul solutions recently participated in the Carrier Ethernet World Congress Public Multi-Vendor Interoperability Test 2011.

The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) organized the event Carrier Ethernet World Congress 2011 where this test was held. The event saw the participation of 18 top telecom vendors. What the EtherHaul E-band wireless system displayed quite remarkably besides other things was the standard G.8032 Ethernet ring protection, Synchronous Ethernet (Sync-E) compatibility as well as the QoS over microwave. This was in the course of the EANTC’s Interoperability two-week hot staging which took place in Berlin.

Siklu put forward for all to see, forward thinking Carrier Ethernet features at the hot staging. This was well backed up by a unique low-cost all-outdoor radio. This displayed a low form factor as well as reduced power consumption that normal.

In a release, Ms Gaby Junowicz (News - Alert), VP marketing and business development at Siklu, said, “Including these advanced features in an all-outdoor radio has a significant cost advantage. By doing so, mobile operators and service providers can eliminate the need for an additional indoor demarcation device, and can provide advanced Ethernet services using all-outdoor systems.”

Mobile service providers are looking at a substantial increase in the demand for capacity. This backhaul network is fast developing in unprecedented topologies. They will come with heightened resilience such as ring and mesh. They will also have strict quality of service mechanisms which are essential. Advanced topologies will have standards-based support. This also includes advanced synchronization as well as QoS, both of which are central components to backhaul networks.

Shahar Peleg, Director of Product Management at Siklu, said, “Siklu has successfully demonstrated that the all-outdoor EtherHaul E-band radio supports the advanced features carriers require and seamlessly integrates with other network elements manufactured by various equipment vendors.

Thanks to its smart implementation of an all-silicon based technology, Siklu is able to competitively price EtherHaul Gigabit capacity millimeter wave systems at almost 80 percent lower than systems in the same category.

The results of the EANTC Interoperability hot staging will be displayed prominently at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress soon in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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