Vendor agnostic multi-band overlay upgrades legacy microwave

Vendor agnostic multi-band overlay upgrades legacy microwave

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Aviat Networks has announced the release of their Vendor Agnostic Multi-Band or MB-VA overlay, which enables operators to easily upgrade the capacity of an existing installed licensed microwave link up to 10 Gbit/s. Further, MB-VA, enables operators with deployments of legacy microwave from any vendor to cost-effectively deploy significant additional network capacity to support demands of advanced LTE and 5G buildouts.

MB-VA is an overlay of a high capacity Aviat WTM 4800 E-Band or Multi-Band link alongside the existing legacy microwave system, with support for seamless aggregation and load balancing of traffic from each link onto a single 10 GE interface. High availability traffic carried on the microwave link is preserved, with hitless operation in a Multi-Band configuration.

MB-VA provides a superior and more comprehensive way to bring legacy microwave links into high performance networks while protecting such investments. Key benefits include:

  1. Patented Layer 1 Link Aggregation (L1LA) algorithm ensures maximum efficiency and highest possible throughput;
  2. Single- or dual-channel E-Band overlay enables extended distance Multi-Band links up to 20km; and
  3. Multi-Band link overlay adds up to two additional microwave channels plus one E-Band channel, all in one box.

“Many operators have extensive investments in legacy microwave backhaul networks that have limited capacity expansion capability” said Peter Smith, CEO of Aviat Networks. “Now, using the unique MB-VA solution, these operators can leverage their historical investment rather than employing expensive fiber replacements.”

Operators seeking an overlay to increase their network capacity can turn to Aviat’s proven supply chain for timely deliveries. Aviat’s MB-VA software ships in October and is available to order now.

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