December 17, 2019
Telefónica a global leader operator in fixed and mobile Telecommunication Networks and SIAE MICROELETTRONICA a leader in wireless transport technology successfully field tested the integrated IP/MPLS capabilities of the AGS20 layer3 microwave radio in Ecuador, enhancing the existing backhauling network for the current and the future 5G mobile generation. Deployment throughout the network is the next step.
AGS20 layer3 microwave radio integrates IP/MPLS networking acting as a combined CSA (Cell-Site-Aggregator), offering Telefónica the convergence of all services on the IP layer, extending IP/MPLS down to all cell sites.
“By integrating IP/MPLS into the microwave radio we can take another step forward in our network architecture simplification, collapsing all functionalities into a single equipment at the cell site, with a direct significant CAPEX saving and infrastructure reduction” says Jesús Folgueira, Global Head of IP and Transport Networks in Telefónica gCTIO, adding “furthermore transmission performances are enhanced as all data processing passes through a single switch fabric, reducing the number of network elements in the chain and improving latency.”
“Integrating L3 networking capabilities in microwave radios is a natural path to sustain the mobile network evolution into a more feature-rich infrastructures at minimum cost” says Paolo Galbiati head of plm in SIAE MICROELETTRONICA adding “IP/MPLS enables high scalability and multipath service protection in today’s topology characterized by mixed microwave and fibre deployments.”
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world by market capitalization and number of customers with a comprehensive offering and quality of connectivity that is delivered over world class fixed, mobile and broadband networks. As a growing company it prides itself on providing a differential experience based both on its corporate values and a public position that defends customer interests.
The company has a significant presence in 17 countries and over 356 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and LatinAmerica, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy.
About SIAE MICROELETTRONICA
SIAE MICROELETTRONICA is a leader in wireless communication technology, offering to operators advanced solutions for microwave and millimetre-wave transport, services and design. SIAE MICROELETTRONICA designs and produces its own RF components liaising over in-house RF lab, clean room facilities and complete product assembly with a latest generation SMT smart-manufacturing 4.0 facility. http://www.siaemic.com