NEC Corporation was selected by Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS), Russia’s largest mobile operator, to provide its iPASOLINK EX, NEC’s outdoor, integrated, ultra-compact microwave communications.
The all-outdoor radio solution system, which uses the 70-80GHz band communications (E-Band), will allow MTS to reduce the time to deploy mobile transport networks and ensure uninterrupted operations in extreme weather environments.
iPASOLINK EX is a compact, lightweight system that occupies a small footprint and is easy to install throughout a wide range of outdoor areas. NEC’s solution supports a high modulation method (256QAM), enabling very high 1.6Gbps transmissions using narrow bandwidth (250MHz) communications.
Sergey Galtsev, head of infrastructure development department at MTS, said: “Our customers are used to high quality services. MTS introduces advanced technical solutions on a regular basis to provide our clients with premium communication services while meeting growing consumption demands.
“iPASOLINK EX fully meets our transmission capacity, capability and reliability requirements. NEC’s microwave equipment is able to work even in severe weather conditions in any region of Russia – from Kaliningrad to Chukotka.”
In the coldest months of the year the average temperature in Chukotka drops from -15°C to -45°C, rising to +5°C to +14°C in the summer months. While the most extreme temperatures on record in Kaliningrad range from -33.3°C to -36.5°C.
“Our successful relationship with MTS started more than 12 years ago and we are once again very proud to be entrusted to help MTS build an innovative network,” said Akihiro Sakurai, managing director, NEC Neva. “We will continue supporting MTS and their commitment to delivering a superior mobile-broadband experience to their subscribers."
Going forward, NEC aims to drive the expansion of its iPASOLINK business and to contribute to the advancement of network systems by capitalising on the latest wireless transmission technologies.