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NEC prepares Australia for 5G with ultra-high capacity wireless transmission

Melbourne, 8 April 2015 – NEC Australia, a leading technology solutions and services company, announced the launch of iPASOLINK VR, which enables ultra-high capacity wireless transmission, as a new model in the iPASOLINK Series of ultra-compact microwave communication systems, to prepare the Australian market to deliver next generation 5G networks.

Investing in the delivery of next generation mobile networks including 5G, the new solution combines the highest modulation techniques with IEEE 1588v2 synchronisation methods to provide a market leading, future proof, high-capacity wireless transmission solution. In addition to superior RF performance, the iPASOLINK VR hardware is MPLS-TP and MIMO capable, and optionally equipped with 10 GbE and 10G CWDM interfaces.

NEC recently announced the development of a wireless transmission technology that enables the use of a 4096 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (4096QAM) method. This technology will be incorporated in the iPASOLINK VR products.

As an Australian first, this makes the iPASOLINK VR an ideal solution to build seamless transmission networks serving fiber optic and wireless networks. The latest NEC radio technology supports the larger 112MHz channel size that allows full utilisation of the wide band channels recently released by ACMA to the Australian market for ultra-high capacity applications.

In response to increasing needs for sharing single mobile network infrastructures among multiple telecom operators, the iPASOLINK VR provides Hierarchical QoS (H-QoS) function. It paves the way for the simultaneous operation of mobile networks owned by multiple telecom operators with different service levels and clocking architectures on a single transmission network.

In addition, the new product incorporates NEC's newly developed SDN-based network automation and optimisation tool called BRM (*1). Optimizing the traffic flow over radio transmission network, it achieves network operation with a high level of efficiency and reliability, while enhancing end user's quality of experience (QoE).

Furthermore, the iPASOLINK VR is compatible with existing iPASOLINK models. Existing products can easily be upgraded by adding a card to the existing in-door unit (IDU), making it an ideal solution for telecom operators. It enables operators to maximise their return-on-investment to their network infrastructure without changing of equipment or tower work.

"Support for fast and flexible expansion of mobile networks is important for telecom operators. New technologies such as SDN and NFV will be introduced at a much faster pace to realise the automation and virtualisation of mobile networks including at the transport layer. As a leading company in microwave communication, NEC will continue the ongoing investment in research and development efforts in wireless transmission technologies, and continue to offer network equipment that meets the ever-changing needs of customers," said David Cooke, Group Manager of Telecom Carrier Business Unit, NEC Australia.

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Angela Coombes
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NEC Australia
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