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Simplify the Evolution to LTE and LTE-Advanced Networks with Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions

Half of Tellabs mobile backhaul customers planning evolution to LTE and LTE-Advanced

NAPERVILLE, Ill., LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks will deliver gigabit-per-second speeds to mobile devices, generating huge volumes of high-bandwidth traffic. That traffic volume puts mobile backhaul networks under extreme cost pressure, forcing operators to make smart, cost-effective choices for the future.

--  Renewed portfolio offers a simple evolution path to LTE and
LTE-Advanced, without a forklift upgrade
-- Solution lowers the cost per bit by up to 80% in Ethernet deployments
-- Up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) mobile backhaul speeds to cell sites
-- Includes multiple built-in synchronization and syntonization schemes for

Multimedia Information:

--  Video: Simplify Your Evolution to LTE and LTE-Advanced with Tellabs®
Mobile Backhaul Solutions (
-- Blog: Syntonization and synchronization: essential for all mobile
networks -- especially LTE, by Kenneth Hann (
-- Infographic: Syntonization and Synchronization in Mobile Networks
-- White paper: LTE Stretches Synchronization to New Limits

That's why Tellabs has entirely renewed Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions - to simplify the migration to LTE and LTE-Advanced. About half of the 160 customers who use Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions plan to migrate to LTE and LTE-A over the next few years.

"From our recent global service provider research, we know that service providers are investing to increase capacity to accommodate growing data traffic, and they are buying backhaul solutions today that solve not only 3G, but position them well for immediate or future LTE rollouts," said Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst, Infonetics Research. "In our view, the Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solution set and roadmap have the suite of timing and sync functions that satisfy the needs of LTE and LTE-A backhaul networks."

Applying 20 years of mobile backhaul experience, Tellabs improved its portfolio, including:

--  the Tellabs 7100 and 7300 for fiber-optic mobile backhaul, to enable
bandwidth growth years into the future while avoiding high leased-line
-- the Tellabs 8600, 8800 and 9200 for smart mobile backhaul, to enable
simple LTE and LTE-A evolution, reduce costs up to 80% per bit and
improve the quality of users' experience.

Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions helps mobile operators succeed by:

--  Saving up to 80% in cost per bit: The renewed Tellabs 8600 series
supports a new Ethernet-based switching and routing architecture, in
addition to IP-VPN and multiservice capabilities. The new Ethernet
architecture provides up to 80% savings with 10G interfaces and up to
76% savings with Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The Tellabs 8800 system
has new IP-VPN enhancements and higher link efficiency.
-- Unique choice of built-in synchronization and syntonization schemes: The
renewed Tellabs 8600 system supports a complete set of syntonization and
synchronization features for delivery of high-speed, high-quality and
cost-effective services. New features include IEEE1588v2 frequency
support and compatibility for phase and time of day support. Accurate,
built-in monitoring tools verify synchronization performance. The
Tellabs 8800 system has added synchronous Ethernet.
-- Evolution at operators' pace: Mobile operators can switch on LTE and
LTE-A features at their own pace, investing incrementally to build new
capabilities. Operators can mix and match different generations of the
Tellabs 8600 system, including Ethernet and IP-VPN to support existing
and new services.
-- Scales up to 5.5 Terabits: Tellabs has increased capacities across its
mobile backhaul portfolio. On a full duplex basis:
-- the Tellabs 8630 system provides up to 80G
-- the Tellabs 8660 system provides up to 240G
-- the Tellabs 8800 system provides up to 360G
-- the Tellabs 9200 system provides up to 5.5 Terabits.

The new Tellabs® 8611 Access Switch, which will provide 10G interfaces in a compact 2RU-high device optimized for cell sites and small aggregation locations, is now available.

Mobile operators can evolve to LTE and LTE-A at their own pace

Since 2005, when Tellabs introduced its IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul solution in the Tellabs 8600 series, about 160 global service providers have chosen Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions. Some of these backhaul networks are already delivering LTE services, and the others are ready to evolve to LTE whenever operators want. Most recently, Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions improved Orange Moldova's mobile data Ethernet/IP capability.

"Mobile users and smartphones will generate exponential growth in mobile data traffic in LTE and LTE-Advanced networks. With service providers' costs already under pressure, it's crucial to make smart choices on cost-efficiency and platform flexibility," said Dan Kelly, executive vice president - global products at Tellabs. "Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions lower customers' costs and deliver a better user experience, so our customers can profitably meet user demands."

Syntonization means frequency alignment of network clocks. This functionality is also commonly called "timing synchronization" and "frequency synchronization."

About Tellabs

Tellabs innovations advance the smart mobile Internet and help our customers succeed. That's why 80% of the top global communications service providers choose our mobile backhaul, packet optical, business and services solutions and applications. We help them get ahead by adding revenue, reducing expenses and optimizing networks.

Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index, the S&P MidCap 400 Index and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSE4Good and eight FTSE KLD indexes.

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