MTS Backhauls With NEC's iPasolink

TOKYO -- NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) was selected by Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (MTS), Russia’s largest mobile operator, to provide iPASOLINK EX, NEC’s outdoor, integrated, ultra-compact microwave communications system supporting 70-80GHz band communications (E-Band). This innovative all-outdoor radio solution will allow MTS to reduce the time to deploy mobile transport networks and ensure uninterrupted operations in extreme weather environments.

iPASOLINK EX is a compact, lightweight system that occupies a small footprint and is easy to install throughout a wide range of outdoor areas. NEC’s pioneering solution supports a high modulation method (256QAM), enabling very high 1.6Gbps transmissions using narrow bandwidth (250MHz) communications.

“Our customers are used to high quality services. MTS introduces advanced technical solutions on a regular basis to provide our clients with premium communication services while meeting growing consumption demands. iPASOLINK EX fully meets our transmission capacity, capability and reliability requirements. NEC’s microwave equipment is able to work even in severe weather conditions in any region of Russia – from Kaliningrad to Chukotka,” said Sergey Galtsev, Head of Infrastructure Development Department at MTS.

In the coldest months of the year the average temperature in Chukotka from -15⁰C to -45⁰C, rising to +5⁰C to +14⁰C in the summer months. While the most extreme temperatures on record in Kaliningrad range from -33.3⁰C to -36.5⁰C.

NEC Corp. (Tokyo: 6701)

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