Mobile Backhaul

The evolution to Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) is happening here and now, and 5G is rapidly approaching, changing the way that mobile backhaul networks are designed and operated. The transport performance of mobile backhaul networks needs a step change to support these developments. In addition to the many new features of LTE-A, multiple different radio access architectures, such as small cells and micro cells, as well as mobile fronthaul networks used in the last (or first) mile, have stricter synchronization requirements.

Infinera’s Mobile Backhaul Solution is based on Infinera’s packet-optical technology. Offering a comprehensive toolbox of synchronization capabilities, including phase and time-of-day synchronization solutions, it is the ideal networking solution for mobile backhaul applications today and in the future. Featuring a hardened access and aggregation device capable of withstanding extended temperatures, among other options, the Mobile Backhaul Solution brings backhaul networking capabilities closer to the cell tower, significantly increasing the flexibility of possible deployment scenarios.

The solution’s Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0)-certified products, combined with capabilities such as low latency and industry-leading low power and high density, meet key requirements for robust and scalable high-performance mobile backhaul networks.

Infinera’s Mobile Backhaul solution

Managing Infinera’s Mobile Backhaul networks is made easy with Infinera’s Digital Network Administrator (DNA) multi-layer management system. With support for open application programming interfaces (APIs), the Infinera Mobile Backhaul solution offers software-defined networking (SDN) programmability via the Xceed Software Suite.