Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Dragonwave doubles microwave backhaul capacity

Dragonwave
Monday 25 January 16

DragonWave Inc. today introduced Harmony Enhanced MC, an ultra-high capacity, multi-service microwave system operating in the 6-42 GHz spectrum bands that provides dual channel support and extended reach. Harmony Enhanced MC delivers the next level of capacity by introducing integrated dual carrier and fully integrated XPIC capabilities into a single Outdoor Unit (ODU) antenna configuration…

DragonWave Inc. today introduced Harmony Enhanced MC, an ultra-high capacity, multi-service microwave system operating in the 6-42 GHz spectrum bands that provides dual channel support and extended reach. Harmony Enhanced MC delivers the next level of capacity by introducing integrated dual carrier and fully integrated XPIC capabilities into a single Outdoor Unit (ODU) antenna configuration. With its integrated switch, and the Industry’s first 10GE port on a wireless backhaul radio, Harmony Enhanced MC delivers a true all-outdoor, Ethernet solution with unmatched system gain and spectral efficiency.

“DragonWave is continuing to push the capacity envelope and build upon the strong spectral efficiency of its portfolio with the introduction of its Harmony Enhanced MC.” said Emmy Johnson, founder and principal analyst, Sky Light Research. “Today, operators are looking for the most easily deployed and cost-effective solutions to increase capacity on overtaxed backhaul networks. The increased capacity of Harmony Enhanced MC, and the introduction of a 10GE port, allows operators to provide backhaul connectivity to the next generation of basestation, switches and routers.”

With integrated 112 MHz channel support, 4096QAM capability, Bandwidth Accelerator+ and MIMO, Harmony Enhanced MC delivers over 4 Gbps in a single radio, with scalability to deliver 8Gbps on a single antenna.. The Harmony Enhanced MC also provides the highest systems gain in an all-outdoor microwave system, leveraging the latest RF ASIC technology to increase reach by more than 30% reducing tower costs. The Harmony Enhanced MC system is also hardware ready to support Software Defined Networking (SDN), effectively enabling end-to-end network intelligence. Additionally, integrated Ethernet switching with a 10GE port, Carrier Ethernet services support, and upgradability to MPLS-TP, and Software Defined Networking (SDN), enables end-to-end network intelligence that doesn’t require an additional indoor switching unit.

“Through close work with operators, we understand their concerns regarding how best to cope with a growing subscriber base and the ever-increasing capacity demands on their backhaul networks,” said Greg Friesen, vice president, Product Management, DragonWave. “Harmony Enhanced MC is an important addition to the Harmony family and comes at an ideal time to help operators deploy affordable, highly scalable microwave solutions quickly, and that offer the ability to continue to meet customers’ expectations long-term.”

The Harmony Enhanced MC will be on display in the DragonWave booth #7E12 at Mobile World Congress. To book a demonstration of the Harmony Enhanced MC capacity doubling capabilities, please sign up here: http://www.dragonwaveinc.com/request-harmony-mc-solutions-demo-mobile-world-congress


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