Orange Polska Awards Microwave Backhaul Contract to Huawei
Published on: 12th Dec 2013
Huawei says that it has signed a frame agreement with Poland's Orange for the supply of 2nd generation E band microwave products over the next two years.
As microwave is one of the main mobile backhaul modes for Orange, Huawei is the IP microwave solution provider for Orange Polska and has cooperated with Orange Polska since 2011. At present, thousands of hops have been used on Orange Polska's networks. With Orange Polska's mobile broadband services developing rapidly, it has faced challenges with expensive frequency resources for traditional microwave products and difficult wireless site address acquirement impeding the bandwidth improvement for MBB services. However, Huawei said that its E-band 71-86 GHz microwave frequency bands address this by featuring abundant spectrum resources and favorable pricing for leasing sub-bands.
OptiX RTN 380, Huawei's second generation E-band microwave product, provides 2.5 Gbit/s bandwidth to meet Orange Polska's requirement for MBB service development. It supports AM and 1588v2 functions, and will effectively improve bandwidth utilization and facilitate Orange Polska's LTE construction in 2014.
Financial terms for the contract were not disclosed.