Wireless Transmission System offers mobile backhaul solution.

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Using ePASOLINK, network operators can build IP-based mobile backhaul network that meets high-capacity data demands of mobile broadband technologies. System provides throughputs up to 2.5 Gbps in E-band spectrum range of 70/80 GHz. In addition to support for Ethernet and SDH/SONET protocols, ePASOLINK provides scalable transport of 2G, 3G, HSPA, WiMAX, and LTE. Advanced Quality-of-Service capabilities ensure that operators can provide SLA assurance and premium content delivery.



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NEC Launches ePASOLINK the Ultra-High Capacity Backhaul Solution for HSPA+ and LTE



NEC's innovative and high-quality solution meets capacity need with reduced cost of ownership ---

Tokyo, - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the launch of "ePASOLINK," the new compact wireless transmission system. It enables mobile network operators to build a cost-effective, IP-based mobile backhaul network that meets the high-capacity data demands of mobile broadband technologies such as HSPA(*1), WiMAX(*2) and the anticipated LTE(*3).

"We expect that as mobile operators deploy 4G mobile broadband networks, there will be a step up in capacity demand in the tail links to cell sites and in the aggregation portion of backhaul," said Hiroyasu Ishii, General Manager, Global Network Division, NEC. "NEC continues its close relationship with leading operators across the world and we are confident that ePASOLINK will be a key component of their strategic portfolio to address the need for increased network capacity."

ePASOLINK provides ultra-high link throughputs of up to 2.5 Gbps in the E-band spectrum range of 70/80 GHz. Traditionally, mobile operators have addressed capacity needs with microwave and optical product solutions. However, there is a gap where sub-42GHz microwave spectrum becomes congested and the fiber optic alternative is too expensive to deploy efficiently. This is particularly the case in dense urban and suburban areas where operators often face intense competition in the expansion of 4G mobile broadband infrastructure.

ePASOLINK provides scalable transport of 2G, 3G, HSPA, WiMAX and LTE, in addition to its support for both Ethernet and SDH(*4)/SONET(*5) protocols with carrier-grade reliability. Advanced Quality-of-Service capabilities ensure that operators can provide customers with SLA(*6) assurance and premium content delivery.

ePASOLINK also helps mobile operators to build and operate their backhaul networks with a low cost of ownership. For example, it is supported by NEC's widely adopted Network Management Systems, which facilitate the easy integration with existing microwave infrastructures, such as PASOLINK the microwave transport system market leader. Additionally, ePASOLINK is an all-outdoor solution which helps lower installation and site rental costs in an all-IP backhaul network.

(*1) HSPA - High-Speed Pack Access

(*2) WiMAX - Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access

(*3) LTE - Long-Term Evolution

(*4) SDH - Synchronous Digital Hierarchy

(*5) SONET - Synchronous Optical Networking

(*6) SLA - Service Level Agreement

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