Aviat Networks Inc., a leader in wireless transmission solutions, showcased its latest product innovations at the 2011 Mobile World Congress Conference, February 14-17, in Barcelona, Spain.

Aviat Networks showcased its vision for the future of backhaul networks that will be needed to support the next generation of 4G/LTE mobile broadband services and devices, which included recently announced next-generation hybrid and all-IP wireless transmission products. These new products are all designed to help mobile service providers address the cost, capacity and complexity involved with the evolution of their network infrastructure.

Aviat Networks Future of Backhaul Showcase

Aviat Network presented its vision for the future of backhaul networks, focusing on the key challenges faced by mobile service providers around the world:

1. 4G/LTE Backhaul--A Dose of Reality. The requirements for 4G/LTE backhaul capacity are being overhyped, leading to operators wasting potentially billions of dollars by running fiber to cell sites. Understand how microwave exceeds the true backhaul capacity needs of 4G/LTE with high reliability--and much more cost effectively.

2. Simplifying Mobile Backhaul Evolution. The evolution of mobile network infrastructure to all-IP is potentially risky and complex, giving operators many confusing options. Learn how Aviat Networks is developing solutions that will help simplify and lower the cost of this evolution.

3. Small Cell Backhaul--Challenges and Opportunities. There is a growing consensus in the industry that operators will need to deploy a new "underlay" network of small, micro-base stations to provide the needed capacity and coverage for 4G. Find out how microwave is uniquely positioned to provide the backhaul for this new class of base stations.

Product Showcase

1. Aviat WTM 3000. A fully functional Carrier Ethernet transport node in a true zero-footprint package, the WTM 3000 for the first time includes advanced radio, modem and Ethernet networking functions all in a compact outdoor unit, unlike other "all-outdoor" packet radios that require an indoor unit or a separate switch/router to provide important networking advanced radio features.

2. Eclipse IDU GE3. An ultra-compact indoor unit (IDU) that combines the very latest Carrier Ethernet networking and advanced radio features for hybrid TDM/Ethernet or all-Ethernet/IP wireless transmission. The Eclipse IDU GE3 enables the deployment of cost-effective wireless tail-end cell-site connections and standalone point-to-point links.

3. Eclipse DAC GE3. A new plug-in interface module for the Eclipse Packet Node platform, the DAC GE3 provides the most advanced Carrier Ethernet switch subsystem available in microwave backhaul today. Featuring higher capacity and an impressive breadth of new capabilities, this third-generation design sets a new benchmark for resilient wireless access and aggregation networks.