Orange Egypt to use NEC E-band microwave backhaul small cells

NEC’s iPASOLINK 4G LTE small cell backhaul technology chosen by Egyptian operator

Orange Egypt to use NEC E-band microwave backhaul small cells

Orange Egypt has chosen to deploy NEC iPASOLINK EX outdoor microwave small cell radios operating in the E-Band (70-80 GHz) frequency. The integrated, ultra-compact all-outdoor radio is scheduled to go live in April 2016 with an initial group of 60 links.

iPASOLINK EX is an advanced IP radio used for backhauling LTE traffic in the E-Band spectrum, and covers the frequency bands of 71–76GHz and 81–86 GHz. It provides a tool for 4G (LTE and WiMAX) deployments and LTE small cell aggregation, and is capable of delivering over 3.2Gbps of traffic per link.

“By using NEC’s iPASOLINK EX, we will be able to provide a different experience for our users over the LTE network, with faster access and higher reliability,” said Hisham Siblini, chief technology officer, Orange Egypt. “On top of that, our telecom network in coastal areas is regularly exposed to salt damage but we are confident that the specialist solution from NEC will resolve those issues.”

NEC Corporation also recently launched the new iPASOLINK EX, an ultra-compact radio communication system that achieves wireless transmission capacity of 10Gbps and featured it during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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