SingleBackhaul

ATN910I: Optimal Cell Site Backhaul Solution
Cell site backhaul has become a key challenge due to the booming smartphones and mobile broadband. The ATN910I cell site gateway sets to help operators reduce costs and maximize the benefits of mobile backhaul.

Delivering features like any-media access, smooth evolution and efficient O&M, the SingleBackhaul solution can help you further enhance the network efficiency while reducing TCO.

Challenges

The fast-growing mobile broadband service challenges the legacy mobile backhaul in three major areas:

First is site acquisition and usage. To support bigger capacity and richer mobile broadband services, the mobile network requires new type of air interfaces and base stations like Femto and Pico. With smaller coverage of an individual base station, a large number of new sites need to be deployed to ensure sound coverage and capacity. Site acquisition is becoming a key challenge especially in urban areas.

Second relates to the overlapped investment. As GSM, UMTS and LTE have different interfaces including E1/T1, ATM and Ethernet, corresponding backhaul technologies include microwave, SDH/PDH, PTN and router. These silo network element has become an obstacle to realize smooth evolution of mobile backhaul and FMC.

Third is difficult IP O&M. In a legacy network, all O&M commands and parameters are input manually, this can no longer meet the requirement of the IP network O&M.

Our Solution

Huawei offers the SingleBackhaul solution that consists of AnyMedia synergy, an agile platform and visualized IP O&M, which help operators overcome the obstacles of site acquisition and usage, overlapped investment and difficult IP O&M.

The AnyMedia synergy solution has integrated various mobile bearer technologies (including copper, microwave, fiber and PON) into one solution, enabling operators to effectively reduce CAPEX and OPEX of their backhaul network. In addition, with Gbit bandwidth, operators can resolve the bandwidth pressure through Wi-Fi offload in hotspot area. The solution also provides full ranges of packet synchronization technologies, such as 1588 V2, sync.E, ACR, NTR.

Enabling dynamic routing in the IP backhaul, the SingleBackhaul solution can protect your investment with smooth evolution amid the mobile broadband trend. For the GSM/UMTS networks, routers can be adopted to build the IP backhaul network. With the rising mobile broadband, operators can enable dynamic routing capability in the convergence layer, while the transition nodes can adopt a hybrid mode that supports both static and dynamic routing configurations. For LTE networks, the dynamic routing can be further extended to the backhaul access. With localized X2 traffic, operators can save investment while meeting the time delay requirements.

To enable visualized IP O&M, operators can utilize Huawei’s various IP diagnosis tools. Fully complied with the industrial standard, these tools can help locate and troubleshoot faults in IP network quickly, delivering high efficiency and TDM-like O&M experience. Moreover, the solution uses GUI instead of command-lines for O&M, engineers can view physical topology, logical topology and service topology clearly for troubleshooting, cutting O&M time by 95%.

Applications & Benefits

The SingleBackhaul solution has been successfully applied globally and adopted by operators including BT and Telefonica O2 Germany. Delivering any-media access, smooth evolution and efficient O&M, the solution helps operators extend their last mile access, reduce rental costs and enhance network efficiency.

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In response to the global financial crisis, Russia's MegaFon expanded its business prudently by starting with delivering high-quality mobile network coverage across Russia. By focusing on 3G services and introducing IP technologies, the operator was able to explore multi-service operation models and move toward FMC operations.

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