Satellite capacity from Intelsat S.A. will enable cellular backhaul and other management network services in the islands of southern Japan on behalf of local mobile communications solutions provider SoftBank Mobile Corp.

The two companies recently signed an agreement for the provision of capacity from multiple transponders over the course of several years. The Intelsat 8 satellite will provide capacity while the fully managed IntelsatOne terrestrial network will lend its infrastructure.

The Intelsat enterprise-grade cellular backhaul solution is highly scalable. It will boost the range of SoftBank’s mobile network and improve the quality of the products offered by the mobile service provider. It will also complete SoftBank’s cellular and data backhaul service infrastructure dispersed throughout southern Japan.

SoftBank Mobile will also receive local licensing support for Intelsat VSAT terminals, selected equipment, and customized operations.


Ericsson will expand Tele2’s mobile backhaul network in Europe through the MINI-LINK series of microwave radio solutions and associated support services and training. The Company has been providing Tele2 with backhaul LINK solutions for the past few years.

MINI-LINK microwave products are capable of handling the huge volumes of IP data traffic in next-generation LTE networks. They also support GSM, 3G, and other older network technologies.

Ericsson’s MINI-LINK microwave solutions ensure the flexibility and speed at which mobile backhaul networks are rolled out. The LINK products can fit in any network scenario, being able to create all-IP networks as well as networks that are migrating from TDM to packet technology. They also provide gigabit capacity and carrier-grade availability.

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An announcement by Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. revealed that it has entered an agreement with Huawei to deliver Gilat’s SkyAbis cellular backhaul solution to a renowned Mobile Network Operator (MNO) based in Southeast Asia.


It will be up to Gilat to provide and install a SkyEdge II hub, SkyEdge II Pro VSAT systems, and associated services. This includes installing the VSAT terminals in remote areas. Most of these new VSAT sites will supersede the older SCPC modems currently being used by the MNO.

The deployment of the SkyAbis VSAT network is a big upgrade for the nationwide cellular infrastructure run by the Southeast Asian mobile network operator. The Gilat cellular backhaul solution is capable of supporting both 2G and 3G BTS/Node B sites.

In addition to enhancing the efficient use of bandwidth and raising throughputs, the SkyAbis backhaul solution can also generate significant savings in satellite capacity for the MNO by way of the Dynamic Allocation Multiple Access (DAMA,) which allocates satellite capacity to a VSAT site whenever its needed. DAMA makes it economically possible for the mobile network operator to build additional sites to expand its VSAT network in the Southeast Asian nation.

According to an announcement by Comtech EF Data Corporation, the Company retained its position as the market leader of the Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC) equipment for satellite mobile backhaul.

Comtech cited the recently-released 6th Edition of the Wireless Backhaul via Satellite report by Northern Sky Research (NSR) as the source of its news. The NSR report identifies Comtech as the biggest provider of mobile backhaul equipment in the market for fixed land-based towers.

The fixed land-based towers market is a proposed market for developing countries. Asia, Sub Saharan Africa and Latin America dominates this sector, and rural populations constitute its core addressable market. The NSR report stated that Comtech EF Data plays a big role in delivering satellite-based backhaul to mobile network operators in those three aforementioned regions.

In addition, the NSR report assures that Comtech will receive strategic benefits from its partnerships with iPSTAR, O3b, and similar companies. The NSR based its prediction on an ongoing transition from current legacy systems to new-generation mobile backhaul solutions.

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Proxim Wireless Corporation is offering a number of outdoor wireless backhaul products for security agencies, carriers, and enterprises, whose bandwidth-hungry, high-availability networks are always looking for cost-effective backhaul infrastructure solutions.

The Company recently launched a large number of innovative wireless backhaul products. Proxima also announced that its new Tsunami 8200 series is ready for order. The first batch of the MP-8200 point-to-multipoint products and QB-8200 point-to-point links will be delivered in November 2012. 

A versatile high-performance wireless platform, the Proxim Tsunami 8200 delivers quality of service (QoS) capabilities for video, voice, and data applications. It employs innovative advances in OFDM MIMO radio technology to ensure the speed and clarity of the bandwidth-heavy applications it handles. 

Proxim’s proprietary Wireless Outdoor Routing Protocol (WORP) powers all of its 8200 products. 

According to a statement by Lee Gopadze, president and CEO of Proxim Wireless, the Company kept its customer’s needs and desires foremost in mind when it designed its 8200 backhauling product line. Customers requested a product with a number of beneficial features and an affordable pricetag. Mr. Gopadze expressed his belief that Proxim Wireless succeeded in creating a competitive and compellingly-priced product. 

The 8200 product line is designed to handle video, intelligent transportation systems, wireless broadband access, and other related applications. A variety of Proxim’s feature sets combine high-power capabilities, WORP technology, and easily installation. Proxim further ensures reliable technical support for its products.

Transition Networks aims to impress during the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam. The access and mobile backhaul equipment manufacturer will shopcase its full suite of backhauling products, with a suitable solution for any generation of mobile backhaul migration.

Network operators around the world are switching to 4G LTE and other next-generation networks. Mobile backhaul services are practically stampeding their way to newer, faster, more secure, and more reliable networks. 

To help facilitate this vast migration, Transition Networks offers a dazzling array of IP/Ethernet mobile backhaul products. The Company banks on its 25 years of experience in the manufacture of access and backhaul equipment for global data communications and telecommunications networks. 

Current mobile backhauling strategies must be able to handle future levels of traffic and deployment. In addition, network operators need to maintain their legacy networks for current 2G and 3G services 

According to Mr. Kevin Faulds, Director of Product Management for Transition Networks, the Broadband World Forum will witness the debut of streamlined mobile backhaul solutions specifically tailored for European Service Providers.

Transition’s vast portfolio provide mobile operators with solutions involving TDM, circuit emulation services (CES) over IP, Carrier Ethernet aggregation, NID (Network Interface Device,) and other mobile backhaul-related products. The Company’s products will support both legacy and next-generation networks while also cutting back on disruptive intrusions.

As an example, network operators that continue to rely on TDM as their primary voice service can migrate to TDM over fiber using Transition’s Fiber TDM products. The Company’s mobile backhauling solution will also maintain legacy TDM infrastructure, ensuring for a smooth continuation of services even as the network upgrades.

On a related matter, Transition Networks recently released the S3280-TST product. Part of the company’s Network Interface Device portfolio, the S3280-TST expands on advanced timing over packet networks. Telecom and cable providers will be able to quickly deploy scalable services using the bew Transition NID device.

Transition Networks occupies stand B6 at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam. The Company’s mobile backhaul solutions will be on display from October 16-18.

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Mobile backhaul solution provider Transition Networks has recently introduced its portfolio of power sourcing equipment (PSEs) that will bring Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE Plus) benefits to high availability devices at the network edge in a multitude of environments.

Transition Networks is now offering its new PoE Plus Media Conversion, PoE Plus Injector, PoE Plus Switching, and PoE Plus Industrial-Grade Switching solutions to mobile backhaul operators. All three PoE Plus products generate 30W of power per PD in compliance with the IEEE 802.3at (PoE Plus) standard.

The PoE Plus products possess Gigabit speeds and PoE Plus ports that can power the newest IEEE 802.11n generation of wireless access points (WAPs.) They can also power access control units, PTZ security cameras, IP print servers, biometric sensors, WiMAX transmitters, thin clients, notebooks, and video phones.

According to Transition Networks, the PoE Plus standard are more flexible and mobile than older power standards. PoE Plus ports can support the needs of new devices. In addition, they can also support the older power levels, which ensures backward compatibility with current powered devices in use by backhauling networks.

The new PoE products will help ensure safety and reliability when it comes to powering high-wattage consumption Ethernet devices in a variety of environments. They also cut down on installation costs and simplify build outs.