NEC Eastern Europe has signed a contract with Antenna Hungária to build a national enterprise access network in Hungary. NEC has built the network using VectaStar, a Point to Multipoint (PMP) microwave solution from Cambridge Broadband Networks. It will enable Antenna Hungária to provide high-capacity, high-quality data connections to large enterprises, as well as offer backhaul capacity to mobile operators.

The company is using VectaStar in the 26 GHz frequency band to deliver network coverage in the big cities across Hungary. To date, the network comprises several VectaStar aggregation hubs in Budapest delivering more Gbits of multi-service capacity to the area. The PMP microwave architecture allows networks to be built and extended rapidly and cost effectively. VectaStar delivers further efficiencies by making best use of available spectrum, which is a valuable and finite resource, by aggregating and statistically multiplexing packet data over the air.

Zsolt Árki, Head of Engineering and Implementation at Antenna Hungária, said, “Through our long-standing relationship with NEC and its collaboration with Cambridge Broadband Networks we now have a network in place that will give us the performance we need to continue offering our customers the bandwidth they demand in the timescales we guarantee. We have found VectaStar to be extremely quick and easy to deploy with a typical installation taking just half a day.”

“Antenna Hungária is a customer we know well having worked together successfully since 1976. We have provided solutions such as the ultra-compact microwave communications system Pasolink, a trunk microwave system and television transmitter. In this case, we identified PMP microwave as the technology to best meet the needs of Antenna Hungária,” said Toru Koishi, CEO, NEC Eastern Europe.