9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR)
The rapid growth in multimedia traffic represents a critical backhaul challenge for the U.S. Federal Government. Users are expanding their demands beyond basic voice and data services like instant messaging and email; they want more delay-sensitive applications, such as media streaming and real-time voice, video and data.
The growing demand for new broadband services requires more connectivity and additional ports at sites. Packet traffic growth drives higher bandwidth requirements (20 Mb/s to 30 Mb/s per site); it also has different capacity and quality constraints than voice traffic. As network infrastructure evolves, IP-native stations will have Ethernet interfaces rather than T1. This change in physical interface brings new challenges to backhaul networks. Seeing as the transition will not happen overnight, the U.S. Federal Government must migrate its backhaul networks gracefully while supporting a mixed payload of legacy Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and increasing packet traffic.
9500 MPR Features and Benefits
The 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR) is changing the world of wireless transmission; it provides seamless Internet Protocol (IP) migration for microwave networks. The 9500 MPR handles traffic by packets natively, using IP instead of being locked into TDM formats – yet it still fully supports TDM circuits, providing a means to gracefully and seamlessly migrate to an all-IP infrastructure. It improves packet aggregation, increases bandwidth, enhances Ethernet connectivity and delivers the Quality of Service (QoS) end users require.
This product represents the new generation of microwave radio technology from LGS Innovations that aims to revolutionize the market by improving network transport while diminishing costs.
Benefits of the 9500 MPR include:
- Provides a completely new way for microwave radio to handle IP traffic in its native form
- Offers compatibility with the legacy Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH) and SDH technologies and works in multivendor environments, protecting investments
Delivers innovative features unique to the industry, including:
- Service-driven adaptive packet modulation
- T1/E1 in packet by pseudo-wire/CES
- ATM pseudowire
- Multiservice aggregation layer
- Service awareness
- Synchronization distribution
- Improves the Access Network with packet aggregation using standard protocols without using the external boxes found in competing solutions
- Provides an end-to-end packet-transport solution when deployed in conjunction with the Alcatel-Lucent 1850 Transport Service Switch (TSS) in the fiber metro
- Provides an end-to-end Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) solution when the 7700 Service Router (SR) family is used as a gateway
The 9500 MPR offers a revolutionary way of transporting packets natively. Using an innovative approach to deliver the quality of service required for each traffic type dramatically reduces operating expenditures (OPEX) and improves the connectivity of Ethernet and legacy T1 stations. As a result, the network can easily and efficiently accommodate rapid growth in multimedia traffic, with smooth migration from TDM to IP. Native transport of packet traffic produces a clear gain in scarce radio resources; while packet solutions can absorb TDM traffic efficiently, TDM solutions cannot handle packet traffic cost-effectively.
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