DragonWave products now part of Cisco small cell wireless backhaul ecosystem

DragonWave’s solutions are integral components for wireless backhaul in Cisco’s newly announced Small Cell Ecosystem

DragonWave products now part of Cisco small cell wireless backhaul ecosystem

DragonWave, a supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, has announced the addition of its Avenue product line and complementary e-band solutions to the Cisco Small Cell Wireless Backhaul Ecosystem.

DragonWave’s product line provides line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) solutions utilizing 2-80GHz licensed and unlicensed backhaul spectrum.  DragonWave offers solutions targeted at all-outdoor small cell backhaul, with extremely compact, simple-to-deploy solutions. 

With solutions covering sub-6GHz, 24-60GHz, and 70/80GHz, and offering bandwidths from 100Mbps to >1Gbps full duplex capacity, DragonWave’s products are optimizsd for 3G/LTE small cell deployments. DragonWave’s products meet the requirements for LTE, with capabilities that include low delay and SynchE, as well as 1588v2 compatibility.

Cisco has created an ecosystem of wireless solutions centered on Cisco’s mobile Internet backhaul solution, unified MPLS for mobile transport (UMMT). This ecosystem pairs the Cisco ASR 901 Series aggregation services routers with wireless backhaul vendors that offer products with proven interoperability through active deployments by service providers around the world.

The combined DragonWave/Cisco solution is designed to meet service providers’ requirements for end-to-end outdoor small cell backhaul, addressing scalability, zero-touch provisioning, flexibility, manageability, end-to-end QoS, predictable and reliable operation, network synchronization, and simplicity in scaling for growth. 

In addition, the solution provides low total cost of ownership, low-impact form factors deployable at street level, and a proven and deployed offering built on Cisco’s Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)-certified solution deployed on more than one million wireless backhaul links.

‘The Cisco Small Cell Wireless Backhaul Ecosystem is an important initiative delivering tangible value and industry leadership to mobile operators implementing small cell infrastructure,’ said Ed Chang, vice president of product management, Cisco. ‘By collaborating with DragonWave, we are strongly positioned to deliver best-in-class performance for all mobile operators.’

‘The small cell challenge is an important emerging opportunity that DragonWave is keenly focused on and the inclusion of our products in Cisco Small Cell Wireless Backhaul Ecosystem lends further credence that supports our strategy of providing a comprehensive solution set covering the entire range of viable small cell applications,’ said Greg Friesen, vice president, product management, DragonWave.

‘Our strong relationship with Cisco demonstrates the breadth of capability delivered by the Avenue product line and our e-band backhaul solutions, and we’re pleased to be working in tandem with Cisco to provide mobile operators around the world unmatched wireless backhaul performance and reliability.’

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