Here are some highlights from recent days in Wireless Backhaul news:
C Spire recently unveiled two hurricane-ready super switch facilities in Mobile, Ala., and in Hattiesburg, Miss. The switching facilities can handle a Category 5 hurricane with maximum wind speeds of 200 mph. In addition to its new facilities, the company has expanded its mobile broadband network, introduced 4G LTE (News - Alert) to Mississippi markets, and installed permanent generators in cell sites to avoid being affected by commercial outages. With the National Hurricane Center predicting up to 15 storms this year, C Spire plans to be prepared and to keep services up around the Gulf Coast.
TRENDnet (News - Alert) showcased their AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router and their AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Media Bridge at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. The devices are designed for both homes and offices so that they can meet tomorrow’s extended bandwidth needs. For larger scale operations, Cisco (News - Alert) released the ASR 5500 mobile packet core, which prioritizes bandwidth for different simultaneous operations on a network.
Momentum announced the release of its automated migration tools, which allow OSS operators and wholesale voice resellers to move to the Momentum platform using a precise cutover process during off-peak hours. Also, Wireless Ronin deployed an upgrade to RoninCast that automates conversion for smartphone and tablet delivery, integrates data for data-driven content and social media, and organizes content via control features. RoninCast’s upgrade also features numerous performance and usability improvements.
Lucrative deals have also marked recent wireless backhaul news. Enea (News - Alert) signed an agreement with a mobile communications company in Japan that purported to be worth over $1.3 million. As part of the deal, Enea will offer licensing for Enea OSE Multicore, development tool Enea Optima and some third-party software components.
Additionally, ADTRAN was selected to deliver cell site backhaul services to Tier 1 mobile operators in northwest Ohio. The deal, signed with Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, will deploy ADTRAN’s Optical Network edge solution to streamline backhaul deployments using Ethernet and wavelength switching separation features.
Finally, in the biggest deal of them all, DragonWave acquired Nokia (News - Alert) Siemens Network’s microwave transport business. The deal makes DragonWave the chief supplier of packet microwave and related products to Nokia, allowing them to participate in the tremendous growth of worldwide LTE networks.
Edited by Brooke Neuman