PEG Bandwidth LLC, a provider of customised cell site backhaul and wireless infrastructure solutions in the United States, is expanding its service to 4G LTE operators in less populated and rural areas with the help of Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio of IP/MPLS mobile backhaul solutions.
The network expansion will span 1,500 cell sites across ten states and over 6,000 route miles of fibre throughout the Central, Mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. This will bring the US network of PEG Bandwidth to over 13,000 route miles of fibre that passes 1.5 million buildings and serves more than 2,600 municipalities.
In addition to offering Ethernet backhaul services to wireless operators, Alcatel-Lucent’s solution will enable PEG Bandwidth to offer high bandwidth Ethernet services to traditional carriers and enterprises across its network.
Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile backhaul solution consists of 7750 service router, 7705 service aggregation router, 7210 service access switch and the 5620 service aware manager.
PEG Bandwidth’s network extension will include access to 20 additional mobile switching centers and 31 new points of presence (POPs) such as data centres, carrier hotels and central offices where service providers can access bandwidth on an as-needed basis
PEG Bandwidth’s customers will be able to verify their service level agreements with a web-based, self-service portal for reporting on service up-time and network performance.
The new deployments will help wireless operators in ten US states address the digital divide by providing them with carrier-class Ethernet solutions to meet increasing bandwidth demands from subscribers through the use of scalable cell site bandwidth and aggregation capabilities in remote and rural areas.
Rich Ruben, PEG Bandwidth’s CEO, said: “PEG Bandwidth is dedicated to solving the toughest challenges of our top tier wireless operator customers to serve mobile subscribers in less densely populated areas with 4G technology.
“The Alcatel-Lucent platform allows PEG Bandwidth to not only offer the carrier Ethernet services our wireless operator customers want and need to efficiently run their networks, PEG Bandwidth is now well positioned to leverage our fibre network to offer high bandwidth Ethernet services to traditional carriers and enterprises.”