Etisalat Misr chooses Huawei to trial Super Dual Band solution

Etisalat Misr & Huawei announce the successful field trial completion of innovative microwave solution “Super Dual Band”.

Thus, Etisalat Misr with Huawei Super Dual Band MW solution have achieved 6.19Gbps over a relatively long distance (3.37KM) link in Alex region, applying state of the art features (EPLA, AM and QOS) that stretches the benefits from the E-band Equipment.

Etisalat Misr, one of the leading mobile operators in Egypt and a subsidiary of Etisalat Group, focuses on the provision of state-of-the-art mobile services. Years of intensive Radio Access Network development proved that mobile broadband applications increase the need for backhaul bandwidth in an exponential manner.

Microwave transmission, a key solution on mobile backhaul networks throughout the years, struggles to meet the need for multi-Giga bandwidth at long distances.

Huawei “Super Dual Band” is an innovative microwave solution, which bonds the traditional frequency (6-42GHz) together with E-band (71-86GHz) in a unique manner, offering increased protection via special link aggregation techniques and advanced Quality of Service mechanisms. “Super Dual Band” solution combines 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.

“Huawei has started microwave cooperation with the Etisalat Misr since 2006, and we are honored to be Etisalat Misr’s microwave transmission partner” said Alex Xu, Huawei North African Vice President. Etisalat Misr and Huawei will jointly focus on potential microwave innovation technology looking forward to LTE. “We think this new wireless transmission solution will highly improve the customer experience in the mobile broad band service.” added Xu.

source: Alamrakamy