Intracom Telecom to showcase its New E-Band Radio at MWC 2017


Intracom Telecom has today announced the launch of its new E-Band radio. The Point-to-Point UltraLink™-GX80 is expected to be unveiled to the world at the Mobile World Congress, scheduled for 27 February – 02 March 2017, in Barcelona.

The Global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor says mobile operators and ISPs can benefit from UltraLink™-GX80, a next-generation ultra-high capacity FDD radio, which has been developed to deliver fiber-like services at a low cost of ownership. It is a compact all-outdoor Ethernet radio operating in the entire E-Band (71-76 / 81-86 GHz), ideally suited for use in 4G/4G+/5G RAN backhaul and C-RAN fronthaul applications requiring ultra-high capacity and extended range. It achieves throughputs of up to 10 Gbit/s full duplex while offering software selectable protocol support for operating in Ethernet bridge or CPRI transport mode.

As an Ethernet bridge, the radio unit offers a complete set of networking and packet synchronization features through 1 x Gigabit Ethernet plus 2 x 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet data interfaces, enabling deployment in complex network topologies without the need of external switches.

“We have further expanded our mmWave portfolio with a new generation E-Band Point-to-Point radio, which offers an order of magnitude capacity increase with respect to conventional radio systems. UltraLink™-GX80 is a versatile, future-proof radio, which satisfies the explosive capacity increase of the backhaul requirements of current 4G+ and future 5G deployments.’’ John Tenidis, Marketing Director of Intracom Telecom’s wireless solutions portfolio said.

At the same time, he added that the E-Band radio enables mobile network operators to cost-effectively deploy C-RAN architecture today by supporting native CPRI transport while being software upgradeable to support the fronthaul protocols of tomorrow.

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