NEC Corporation announces that Orange Egypt has selected its advanced LTE backhaul technology. NEC’s iPASOLINK EX, outdoor, integrated, ultra-compact microwave radio system supporting 70-80 GHz band communications (E-Band) is all set to go live in April 2016 with an initial group of 60 links.
iPASOLINK EX is an advanced IP radio used for backhauling LTE traffic in the E-Band spectrum, and covers the frequency bands of 71?76GHz and 81?86 GHz.
The company claims that the solution provides an invaluable tool for 4G (LTE and WiMAX) deployments and LTE small cell aggregation, and is capable of delivering over 3.2Gbps of traffic per link.
“By using NEC’s iPASOLINK EX, we will be able to provide a different experience for our users over the LTE network, with faster access and higher reliability,” said Hisham Siblini, Chief Technology Officer, Orange Egypt. “On top of that, our telecom network in coastal areas is regularly exposed to salt damage but we are confident that the specialist solution from NEC will resolve those issues.”
“NEC’s iPASOLINK EX is heralding a new era in LTE backhaul technology, and we are delighted that Orange Egypt will be deploying the system in Egypt,” said Hassan Abou Khatwa, NEC Cairo General Manager. “We will continue supporting Orange Egypt and their commitment to delivering a superior mobile-broadband experience to their subscribers.”
NEC’s PASOLINK series is known to feature a wide variety of advanced wireless technologies cultivated under challenging environmental conditions.
Recently at Mobile World Congress Barcelona, the company claims to have launched the new iPASOLINK EX, an ultra-compact radio communication system that achieves wireless transmission capacity of 10Gbps.