INFORMATION CHANGE THE WORLD

International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT)

ISSN: 2076-1449 (Print), ISSN: 2076-9539 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJWMT Vol.5, No.4, Jul. 2015

E-band Microwave Radios for Mobile Backhaul

Full Text (PDF, 462KB), PP.37-46


Views:81   Downloads:2

Author(s)

Saad Z. Asif

Index Terms

Microwave Radio;E-band;Mobile Backhaul;3G;LTE;4G;5G

Abstract

This article explores the emerging high capacity microwave radios that operate in 70-90 GHz frequency band to address the mobile backhaul challenge of the cellular industry of Pakistan. The challenge will be look from both technical and business perspectives covering topics like frequency assignments, radio capacity, and experimental results. In hindsight these millimeter wave microwave radios provide an alternative (particularly to optical fiber) to address the said challenge of one of the lowest ARPU (average revenue per user) markets of the world.

Cite This Paper

Saad Z. Asif,"E-band Microwave Radios for Mobile Backhaul", IJWMT, vol.5, no.4, pp.37-46, 2015.DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2015.04.04

Reference

[1]Asif, SZ. et al. An Evaluation of Future Mobile Networks Backhaul Options. 5th Int'l. Conference Wireless and Mobile Communications, Cannes/La Bocca, France, Aug. 23–29, 2009, pp. 146–51. 2009.

[2]Pakistan Telecom Authority. Telecom Indicators http://www.pta.gov.pk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=269&Itemid=658. 2015. 

[3]ECC with CEPT. ECC Recommendation (05)07. Radio Frequency Channel Arrangements for Fixed Service Systems Operating in the Bands 71–76 and 81–86 GHz. February 2009.

[4]Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page.

[5]ETSI. ETSI EN 302 217-3 (V1.3.1) Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 3: Equipment operating in frequency bands where both frequency coordinated or uncoordinated deployment might be applied; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive. 2009.

[6]Lehpamer, H. Transmission Systems Design Handbook for Wireless Networks, USA: Artech House, Inc.; 2002.

[7]Bridgewave. 80GHz Wireless. http://www.bridgewave.com/products/80ghz.cfm

[8]E-Band Communications, LCC. 4G Evolution Series. http://www.e-band.com/ProductOverview

[9]Huawei. E-band Microwave. http://www.huawei.com/en/solutions/broader-smarter/hw-196711.htm

[10]NEC. iPasolink EX. http://www.nec.com/en/global/prod/nw/pasolink/products/ipasolinkEX. html

[11]SiAE. ALFO plus 80 series. https://www.siaemic.com/index.php/products-services/telecomsystems/mwsys/25-inside-articles/53-alfoplus80

[12]Faisal, N. et al. Third Successive Active Monsoon over Pakistan - An Analysis and Diagnostic Study of Monsoon 2012. Pakistan Journal of Meteorology 2013; 9(18):73-84.

[13]IETF RFC 2544. Benchmarking Methodology for Network Interconnect Devices. March 1999.

[14]Agilent. RFC 2544 Testing of Ethernet Services in Telecom Networks. 2004.

[15]Asif, SZ. Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem: Technology Management for Mobile Communications. UK: Wiley Inc.; 2011.

[16]Monserrat1, JF. et al. METIS Research Advances towards the 5G Mobile and Wireless System Definition. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. 2015.

[17]Radio Spectrum Policy Group, European Commission. RSPG15-607: RSPG Report on Spectrum issues on Wireless Backhaul. 2015.