Egyptian mobile operator Etisalat Misr and Huawei have completed a trial of a ‘Super Dual Band’ microwave mobile backhaul solution which achieved a throughput of more than 6 Gbps in the Alexandria region in Egypt.
As the use of mobile broadband applications have grown dramatically and increased the demands on mobile backhaul bandwidth exponentially, the industry has been searching for ways to boost mobile network backhaul capability.
Microwave transmission, a key solution on mobile backhaul networks throughout the years, struggles to meet the need for multi-Giga bandwidth at long distances. Etisalat Misr used Huawei’s Super Dual Band microwave solution to achieve 6.19Gbps over a relatively long distance (3.37km) link, applying features such as EPLA, AM and QoS, which stretch the benefits of the E-band equipment.
Huawei Super Dual Band solution bonds the traditional mobile frequencies (6-42 GHz) together with E-band (71-86 GHz) in a unique manner, offering increased protection via special link aggregation techniques and advanced Quality of Service mechanisms.
Super Dual Band therefore combines the long distance benefit of traditional frequencies together with the large capacity advantage of the E-Band, ensuring efficient multi-Giga transmission.
“The growing capacity requirements for 3G and soon the LTE services raise high requirement for mobile backhaul solution in Egypt; we require innovative solutions on wireless backhaul technologies. The combination of E-Band and traditional microwave frequency spectrum is one of the good directions,” said Khalid Murshed, CTO of Etisalat Misr.