NEC Launches iPASOLINK EX Advanced, High Capacity Radio for LTE-Advanced, 5G

United States—

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) has launched a new radio iPASOLINK EX Advanced, an ultra-compact radio communication system utilizing Adaptive Modulation and Bandwidth together enabling 10Gbps wireless throughput capacity in a single channel.

The high speed transmission capacity offers carrier grade Ethernet functionality (H-QoS, ERPS) and is similar to that of optical fibers. These features make the new radio system ideal for use in mobile backhaul networks for high-speed mobile services, such as LTE-Advanced and 5G.

Assording to the NEC, the newly launched radio, adopting E-band millimeter wave frequency range (71-86GHz), achieves low latency and high transmission capacity of 10Gbps within a single channel, more than three times higher than NEC’s previous iPASOLINK EX model.

Adaptive Modulation and Bandwidth Radio (AMBR) feature of iPASOLINK EX Advanced radio enables dynamic adjustment of its modulation method and communication bandwidth according to the particular application, weather conditions and link distance, enabling it to maintain high quality network connections even in severe weather conditions.

The new iPASOLINK EX Advanced radio system is approximately 30% smaller than the previous iPASOLINK EX model, improving site acquisition and installation costs. The integrated 10GbE interfaces allows it to efficiently transmit high capacity data via optical fiber to core networks.

“As data demands have increased, capacity has become a significant concern for network planners who need to ensure throughput, security and availability,” said Matt Engelmann, vice president for NEC Corporation of America. “These concerns apply to all transport mediums and I am pleased to confirm our new radios like iPASOLINK EX Advanced meet these demands and help transport network operators deliver higher quality network services for enhanced user experience. These enhancements are industry leading and indicative of NEC’s continued investment in radio technology.”