Find the Perfect Tower for Your Microwave Link with Aviat Design’s Crown Castle Layer


As a leading provider of microwave and wireless networking solutions, Aviat has developed a range of innovative tools and technologies to help businesses and organizations improve their network infrastructure. One of our offerings is Aviat Design, a free tool for designing microwave links that features a powerful new addition: the Crown Castle layer. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of Aviat Design’s Crown Castle layer and how it can help businesses and organizations design successful microwave links.

Aviat Design’s Crown Castle layer is a powerful new tool that allows users to locate and select the best towers to rent for their microwave links. Crown Castle is a leading provider of shared communications infrastructure, including self-support towers, rooftop installations, and small cells. With over 40,000 towers and approximately 85,000 route miles of fiber, Crown Castle has an extensive network that enables it to offer its services to a range of industries, including wireless carriers, broadcasters, and other providers of communications and information services.


Using the Crown Castle layer in Aviat Design is simple. Here’s how it works:

Select the site where you want to locate towers.

Find the Perfect Tower for Your Microwave Link with Aviat Design's Crown Castle Layer


The selected site will turn yellow.

Find the Perfect Tower for Your Microwave Link with Aviat Design's Crown Castle Layer



Click on the tower tab from the toolbar.

Find the Perfect Tower for Your Microwave Link with Aviat Design's Crown Castle Layer


Set the desired radius distance from the site and click on the ‘Towers’ button.

Find the Perfect Tower for Your Microwave Link with Aviat Design's Crown Castle Layer


The Crown Castle layer will then display all the available towers within the specified radius. Users can view tower details such as tower type, height, and other relevant information to select the best option for their specific needs.

So, what are the main benefits of the Aviat Design’s Crown Castle Layer?

Timesaving: With the Crown Castle layer, users can quickly locate and select the best tower for their microwave link without manually searching for tower locations. This feature saves users time and effort in locating available towers in a particular area.

Access to tower information: The Crown Castle layer provides users with information on the type of towers available, such as self-support towers and rooftop installations. Users can use this information to select the best tower for their specific needs and budget.

Easy inquiry process: Users can inquire about available tower space directly from Aviat Design, making it easier for them to get the information they need to plan their link successfully.

The Crown Castle layer offers several benefits that make planning and designing successful microwave links easier and more efficient. By providing a visual representation of all the available towers in a specific area, users can quickly and easily locate the best tower for their specific needs, whether they are a wireless carrier, broadcaster, or another provider of communications and information services.

What else can Aviat Design Do?

In addition to the Crown Castle layer, Aviat Design offers several other features that make it an indispensable tool for microwave and wireless networking professionals. Her

The FCC layer is another powerful feature that allows users to see all the FCC links around their towers. With the FCC layer, users can quickly and easily see which frequencies are in use in a specific area and avoid interference with other links. This feature is particularly useful for operators of mission critical links that need to ensure that their links are reliable and interference-free.

Find the Perfect Tower for Your Microwave Link with Aviat Design's Crown Castle Layer

Another useful feature of Aviat Design is the 3rd party feature that allows users to add in addition to the Crown Castle layer, Aviat Design offers several other features that make designing and planning microwave links easier and more efficient.

Finally, the share feature allows for collaboration between team members, making it easier for multiple people to work on the same project. This feature is especially useful for large projects that require input from multiple team members.

In conclusion, Aviat Design is a powerful and versatile tool that enables users to design and plan microwave links quickly and efficiently. With the addition of the Crown Castle layer, users can now locate and select the best tower for their microwave link, saving time and effort in the planning process. The FCC layer, 3rd party feature, and share feature all contribute to making Aviat Design a comprehensive and effective solution for businesses and organizations looking to improve their network infrastructure.

At Aviat, we are committed to providing our customers with the tools and technologies they need to improve their network infrastructure and stay ahead of the competition. With Aviat Design, we have created a free, easy-to-use tool that enables businesses and organizations to design and plan microwave links quickly and efficiently. Whether you are a wireless carrier, broadcaster, or another provider of communications and information services, Aviat Design has all the tools you need to go from design to deployment under one roof.

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Maximizing Your Business’s Potential: The 4 Benefits of Financing Equipment

When it comes to purchasing new equipment for your business, finding the right financing solution is crucial. Not only can financing help you preserve your cash reserves, but it can also allow you to spread the cost of equipment purchases out over time and take advantage of tax benefits. Additionally, financing can enable you to access more advanced or specialized equipment that you may not have been able to afford with cash.

Maximizing Your Business's Potential: The 4 Benefits of Financing Equipment

Here are four key benefits of financing equipment:

Preserve cash reserves: Using financing to purchase equipment allows businesses to preserve their cash reserves for other expenses, such as paying salaries, purchasing inventory, or investing in growth opportunities. This can be particularly important for businesses that may not have a large amount of cash on hand or that need to keep their cash flow stable.

Spread the cost out over time: Financing also allows businesses to spread the cost of equipment purchases out over a period, rather than paying the full amount upfront. This can make it easier for businesses to budget for the purchase and avoid having to make a large, one-time expenditure.

Tax benefits: In some cases, businesses may be able to take advantage of tax benefits by financing their equipment purchases. For example, businesses may be able to claim tax deductions for the interest paid on equipment loans or leases, which can help offset the cost of the financing.

Access to better equipment: Financing can also allow businesses to access more advanced or specialized equipment that they may not have been able to afford with cash. This can be especially important for businesses that rely on technology or specialized machinery to operate, as using outdated or inadequate equipment can lead to reduced efficiency and productivity.

One way to secure the financing you need for your business’s equipment purchases is by partnering with a trusted lender like Leaf Commercial Capital. By working with Leaf Commercial Capital, you can take advantage of their expertise in equipment financing and their commitment to providing personalized solutions for their customers.

Maximizing Your Business's Potential: The 4 Benefits of Financing Equipment

Aviat Networks is proud to partner with Leaf Commercial Capital to offer our customers the best financing options available. By partnering with Leaf Commercial Capital, we can provide our customers with access to a wide range of financing options and the support they need to make informed decisions about their equipment purchases.


In conclusion, financing your equipment purchases can provide numerous benefits for your business, including the ability to preserve cash reserves, spread the cost out over time, and access more advanced or specialized equipment. By partnering with a trusted lender like Leaf Commercial Capital, you can take advantage of their expertise and personalized solutions to secure the financing you need to maximize your business’s potential.


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Out with Backorders, in with Aviat: The Microwave Link Provider That Delivers on Time

Out with Backorders, in with Aviat: The Microwave Link Provider That Delivers on Time

In today’s fast-paced world, high-speed internet connectivity is crucial for businesses. To keep their networks operational, service providers must efficiently deploy microwave links. Unfortunately, backorders from manufacturers often create challenges, negatively affecting business growth and scalability.

Service providers typically register a Prior Coordination Notice (PCN) with the FCC, specifying the equipment they intend to deploy. When the chosen equipment is on backorder, manufacturers may take weeks or even months to deliver, impacting the provider’s ability to deploy networks on time and resulting in frustrated customers and lost revenue.

Discover Unparalleled Efficiency with Aviat Networks: Your Reliable Source for Ready-to-Ship Equipment and Simplified Link Building

Aviat Networks stands out in the industry. As an American company, Aviat boasts a large inventory, including hundreds of WTM 4000 series links ready to ship the next business day. This allows service providers to rely on Aviat for timely equipment delivery. Even if the desired item is not in stock, Aviat’s lead times are typically just a few weeks.

With ample stock and swift lead times, Aviat enables service providers to deploy their networks quickly and efficiently, meeting customer needs and facilitating business growth.

The Aviat Store simplifies the process even further with the Link Builder. By filling out a few fields, service providers can quickly generate a Bill of Materials (BoM) and streamline their equipment procurement.

Moreover, Aviat’s commitment to customers goes beyond rapid delivery. The company also offers exceptional customer service and technical support to help maintain networks. Furthermore, Aviat is prepared to assist with changing the PCN and covering any associated fees, ensuring service providers can access the equipment they need without delay.

Here’s how Aviat can help with changing your PCN:

    1. Contact Aviat, and they will connect you with an expert.
    2. Their experts will collaborate with FCC coordinators to modify the equipment on the PCN.
    3. Aviat will credit any costs associated with changing the PCN to their equipment.
    4. Your equipment will be delivered, and you’ll be ready to deploy!

*Limit of $800 credit per link purchased
**PCN modifications must be coordinated through an Aviat Sales Representative


Say Goodbye to Backorders and Hello to High-Speed Connectivity and Simplified Processes!

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Streamline Your Design Process with Aviat Design’s New Features

Aviat Design, a free and feature-packed microwave link planning tool, has recently been enhanced and improved to add new features, that are based on network engineer’s recommendations, that will enhance your user experience and produce more precise calculations and performance predictions. Aviat Design’s new features are:


Simplified Radio Template Filters

We have improved and simplified the Radio template filters that will make it easier for you to find the templates you are looking for. Also, you can now store and filter your “favorite” radios for fast site designs.


Expanded controls for ACM (Adaptive Coding and Modulation)

Aviat Desing’s new feature allows users to easily select and report desired modulation options for AMC links. This includes minimum and maximum modulations. The user can also select the base modulation. This option will be shown in detail on the first page of the link budget report.This new feature allows users to easily select and report desired modulation options for AMC links.* Base modulation details will be shown in first page of link budget report.


Aviat Design’s New Feature to Add Clutter

You can now add clutter at a project level for more personalized and accurate predictions. There are two options: Users can modify clutter heights using NLCD layer or/and input trees, building or other structures directly into the path profile.

Learn how to add clutter in Aviat Design


Latest Terrain Data

For the continental US, the USGS 1/3 sec terrain database has been updated to the latest version. Also, the NLCD clutter layer (expand what NLCD is) has been updated to the 2019 version (latest).The USGS database within Aviat Design has been updated to the latest version

Federal Frequency Bands

If you need to design links for US Federal Government applications, we have added separate NTIA frequency bands. Selecting these bands will filter equipment to only Federally approved equipment and channel sizes.Aviat Design includes a separate NTIA frequency bands


Aviat Design’s New Features to Calculate Multi-Band, MB X and XD

WTM 4800 MB-XD

You can now quickly and easily design Multi-Band, MB-X and MB-XD with their recently added radio templates. Most link design software requires you to create multiple paths for multi-band links, but with Aviat Design the calculation is done in a single path.


Learn how to calculate Multi-Band, MB X, and MB XD links in Aviat Design


More Accurate Rain Estimation and Water Vapor Density and Atmospheric Pressure Adjustments

We have enhanced our ITU rain rate estimation (ITU-R P.837-7) calculations to give you better predictions in wetter, humid climates. We have also given more control over your predictions for atmospheric losses with new fields for water vapor density and atmospheric pressure. (ITU R. 676-12)


Learn about the more accurate rain estimation features in Aviat Design


Direct Antenna Code Input

If you’re a user of Aviat Design’s products, you’ll be pleased to hear about their new feature that allows you to directly input antenna codes into your projects. This innovative addition streamlines the design process by enabling you to easily search and select the appropriate antenna for your project based on specific needs and requirements. With this feature, you’ll no longer need to manually enter antenna specifications, saving you valuable time and reducing the risk of errors in your designs.


Learn how to use the Direct Antenna Code Input on Aviat Design



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Our goal is to lower the total cost for owners which starts with easy and accurate planning. Our latest updates are designed to make Aviat Design even more accurate, efficient, and user-friendly for all users, whether you are network engineer or a novice.

Entendiendo la diferencia entre FDD vs TDD en sistema de microondas

Comprender los sistemas de microondas FDD vs. TDD – 

Finalmente, es hora de descubrir el misterio entre FDD y TDD, específicamente la importancia de FDD como elemento clave en el rendimiento de la red.

FDD significa duplexación por división de frecuencia y TDD significa duplexación por división de tiempo. Tanto FDD como TDD son dos técnicas de uso del espectro, ambas formas de duplexación, utilizadas en enlaces de banda ancha inalámbricos fijos o móviles. Es esencial para estos enlaces que la transmisión pueda ocurrir en ambas direcciones simultáneamente para que los datos puedan fluir en el enlace descendente (DL) y en el enlace ascendente (UL) al mismo tiempo sin interrupciones.
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Understanding FDD vs. TDD Microwave Systems

Don’t Get Burned with Half-Duplex Capacity Claims around FDD vs. TDD – 

It is finally time to uncover the mystery between FDD vs. TDD, specifically the importance of FDD as a key element in network performance.

FDD stands for Frequency Division Duplex, and TDD stands for Time Division Duplex. Both FDD and TDD are two spectrum usage techniques, both forms of duplex, used in mobile or fixed wireless broadband links. It is essential to these links that transmission can occur in both directions simultaneously so that data can flow downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) at the same time without any noticeable interruptions. Continue reading

Combatting Galvanic Corrosion: Aviat’s Extra Measures in Harsh Environments

Example of galvanic corrosion.Galvanic corrosion is a type of corrosion that occurs when two different types of metal are in contact with each other in the presence of an electrolyte. When this occurs, an electrical current flow between the two metals, causing one of them to corrode at an accelerated rate. This type of corrosion can be particularly damaging to equipment that is located near oceans and seas, as saltwater is an excellent conductor of electricity and can accelerate the corrosion process. Heavily corroded equipment enclosures inevitably allow water to ingress inside the radio and damage the internal electronics, leading to outages and the need to completely replace the unit.

Saltwater Accelerates Galvanic Corrosion

Saltwater spray and mist can travel significant distances through the air, particularly in coastal regions where there is a constant breeze. When saltwater contacts metal equipment made of two distinct types of metal, the saltwater creates an electrical current between the two metals, leading to galvanic corrosion.

Aviat’s Extra Steps in Harsh Environments

Many radio manufacturers opt for powder coated aluminum enclosures for their equipment as it is a cost-effective and widely available material that provides effective protection in most environments. However, in corrosive environments, galvanic corrosion can significantly shorten the lifespan of the radio if it sets in. To counteract this, Aviat takes extra measures, leaving no room for corrosion to take hold.

Our industrial Private LTE and Virtual Fiber solutions are built with enclosures treated with a premium electroless nickel plating, which creates an extra barrier against the elements. This plating process applies a layer of nickel that prevents galvanic corrosion by inhibiting the development of an electric current. The electroless nickel plating protects both the aluminum housing, and consequently the internal electronics of the radio and increasing the operational lifetime of the equipment, reduce ingress-related outages, and decrease overall operational TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

In addition to its corrosion-resistant properties, electroless nickel plating also has several other benefits. It is extremely durable and resistant to wear, making it an ideal choice for equipment that is subject to heavy use or elevated levels of stress from environmental changes like large fluctuations in temperature that expands and contracts the metal frequently. It is also resistant to a wide range of chemical and environmental conditions, including saltwater, making it a suitable choice for use in a variety of different settings.

In conclusion, galvanic corrosion can lead to many problems, especially in environments near oceans and seas. To protect against this type of corrosion, Aviat uniquely uses a multi-pronged approach, beginning with a premium electroless nickel plating on their Wireless Access enclosures. This electroless process applies a layer of nickel to the metal surface without an electrical current, creating a barrier between the metal and the environment and providing a sacrificial layer. Then, a powder coat is also applied over the nickel plating, further enhancing protection against the elements. Unlike other commercial-grade products, Aviat Access solutions also use plated connectors to prevent degraded performance and other failures.

With these measures in place, Aviat Access products will last for many more years than the next best alternative, even in the harshest and most corrosive environments, while also reducing the costs associated with corrosion related failures, such as visits to site, troubleshooting, equipment replacement and other operational costs.

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VSAT vs Aviat’s Wireless Access Solutions

In today’s fast-paced world, oil and gas companies are struggling with rising inflation and are seeking ways to boost ROI, streamline operations, improve safety, and strengthen security. However, the limitations of traditional narrowband networks and VSAT backhauls are making it difficult for them to implement modern technology.

VSAT, which was once seen as a viable solution, no longer offers the capacity and latency that the modern oil and gas industry needs. Additionally, it is costly and primarily caters to telecommunications service providers, providing last-mile services in rural residential areas without infrastructure.

In contrast, Aviat’s industrial wireless access products, Virtual Fiber and Private LTE platforms, are specifically designed to the specifications of the oil and gas industry. They offer reliable high-capacity and low latency that mission-critical networks depend on. Aviat’s equipment also has lower operating costs than VSAT, and our wireless access products do not require monthly service contracts or a minimum number of subscribers.

Furthermore, Aviat’s wireless access platforms use industrial-grade hardware that is built to withstand harsh environments for long periods of time. To learn more about Aviat’s wireless access solutions, download our whitepaper VSAT vs Aviat's Wireless Access Solutions.

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Connecting the Show-Me State: A $261 Million Investment in Broadband

Recently, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced the Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded a total of $261 million to 60 recipients through the ARPA Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program. Missouri’s Broadband investment is aimed at expanding and improving internet access throughout the state and was launched in August 2022 to invest in broadband expansion with a focus on unserved and underserved areas.

Connecting the Show-Me State: A 1 Million Investment in BroadbandThis news was reported by DED on January 23, 2023 in Jefferson City, highlighting the fact that many Americans still do not have access to high-speed internet. This lack of quality internet access creates a digital divide, hindering the growth and development of communities, businesses, and individuals. The Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program is a significant step forward in addressing this issue in Missouri.

Who is Eligible for Missouri’s Broadband Investment?

The program funded a wide range of applicants, including traditional internet providers and electric and telephone cooperatives, to deliver symmetrical speeds of 100 Mbps upload/100 Mbps download or greater. The funds will be used to build new connections, bringing quality internet access to more communities and businesses across the state.

Maggie Kost, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development, stated, “Broadband expansion is a critical priority, both for economic development and improving the lives of people across our state.” The Office of Broadband Development, under the direction of BJ Tanksley, was instrumental in the success of the grant program.

What Impact will Missouri’s Broadband Investment Have?

This program is expected to have a transformational impact on broadband expansion in Missouri and lead the state towards a fully connected future. The state’s investment in broadband expansion demonstrates its commitment to supporting education, health care, businesses, and agriculture in today’s digital economy.

To sum up, the ARPA Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program is a major step forward in expanding internet access in Missouri. This investment in broadband expansion will help bridge the digital divide and provide equal opportunities for all Missourians. The recent DED release in Jefferson City highlights this important initiative and the positive impact it will have on the state.

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Why High Availability Routing is essential for Critical Communications Networks

Federal, state, and municipal governments, public safety agencies, utilities, service providers, and other organizations require High Availability routing (HA) in their transport networks. Loss of network services can equate to a severe impact on an organization, from loss of productivity and efficiency to loss of revenue and – in the worst-case scenario – loss of life. High Availability Routing configurations ensure critical applications management with maximum uptime for the network.

High Availability routing is one aspect of a transport network’s system reliability engineering. High Availability routing is accomplished using two redundant routers (primary and secondary), with the goal of ensuring the continuity of traffic forwarding in the event of any hardware failure. High Availability Routing has three core principles: (1) eliminate single points of failure, (2) ensure fast and reliable crossover (or failover) from one router to the other in the event of a system failure, and (3) detect and repairs failures if and when they occur.

Traditionally, HA router configurations required two separate routers, each of which has to be managed separately. This leads to unnecessary complexity due to the duplication of the router configuration management and monitoring efforts.

Implementing Aviat High Availability Routing – Maximum Availability with Minimal Complexity

Aviat's CTR 8740 HA microwave routerAviat’s CTR 8740 solution consists of two stacked and interconnected units that protect the network’s Data and Control planes against a single point of hardware failure. Once the two routers are connected and HA mode is enabled, the two units are synchronized via an encrypted channel, enabling them to operate as a single router instance with dual control and data planes.

The two routers logically appear on the network as one network element, with one IP address. This facilitates failover from one router to the other, and accelerates peering with the rest of the network at startup and after a network failure.

New software is loaded to the two routers via a single interface then activated in an orderly process. A Graceful Restart mechanism enables the routers to maintain traffic flow and prevent service outages.

The routers are also managed as a single entity by Aviat’s ProVision Plus web-based network management system (NMS), enabling customers to manage all Aviat networks through one screen for faster fault analysis and identification.

Each CTR 8740 also features a redundant power supply feed and redundant power supply card option, so if one power supply fails (external or internal), the other power supply keeps the router running. This eliminates a single point of power failure within each router for added resilience.

The Advantages of Aviat High Availability Routing

CTR 8740 High Availability feature delivers several key benefits to network operators:

  1. Greater scalability – Every router in a network must be aware of all other routers in the network in order to route packets properly via an optimal path within the routing domain. Because two Aviat routers in HA configuration act logically as a single element, this effectively doubles the number of routers that can be deployed on the network, enhancing network scalability and allowing more sites to be added to the routing domain.
  2. Lower management overhead – Both CTR 8740 routers in an HA configuration are managed as one, so management commands and software updates automatically flow to both routers, effectively cutting management traffic overhead and operator configuration actions in half.
  3. Easier software updates – Updates to the CTR 8740’s software loading system allow loading via a single interface to both units in the HA system. Separate software loading and activation phases for each of the two routers ensures hitless traffic flow is maintained to prevent service outages during software upgrades.
  4. Faster fault recovery – The CTR 8740 HA enables fast recovery from hardware component failures and, with Segment Routing, the routers can recover from external network failures, such as link and router failures, within tens of milliseconds.
  5. Topology flexibility – The CTR 8740 supports full network-side protection for ring, spur, dual-feed, and linear network topologies.

High Availability is a must-have for critical communications networks. By enabling two redundant routers to share the same IP address and to be managed as one router, Aviat’s CTR 8740 Transport Routers deliver better network protection along with improved network scalability and reduced management overhead.

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The Advantages of Private LTE: Flexibility, Control, and Enhanced Security

Private LTE networks have become a popular option for businesses and industries that require strong security measures, flexible Quality of Service (QoS) protocols, and a greater selection of band frequencies. These networks are designed to meet the needs of businesses when public LTE networks and Wi-Fi Mesh are not satisfactory.

Private LTE Advantages

One of the major advantages of Private LTE networks is the increased security measures. The infrastructure is owned and controlled by the operator, ensuring that sensitive data is transmitted through secure methods and stored locally on-site. In contrast, public networks remove QoS tagging on traffic inflow, making it difficult for businesses to send mission-critical traffic for niche applications.

Another one of the advantages of Private LTE networks is the flexibility in network configuration. Public LTE providers use set band frequencies for their services without providing freedom of choice. Private LTE, on the other hand, allows the choice of band, channel size, and up-link down-link ratio to satisfy specific applications.

Limitations of Legacy Networks

The need for modernization is becoming increasingly evident in industries such as:

  1. Oil and Gas
  2. Mining
  3. Utilities
  4. Government
  5. Transportation

These businesses and organizations are demanding advanced features such as personal messaging, group chat, file sharing and mission-critical PTT (Push to Talk) but hitting roadblocks on their legacy networks like Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and Wi-Fi networks.


Modern applications are severely restricted on LMR due to aging infrastructure, proposed spectrum recalls, low network scalability, and restricted data handling capabilities.

Wi-Fi Mesh

Although it is inexpensive for small scale operations, it has numerous limitations that affect its overall performance and functionality in demanding environments.

  1. Optimized for localized indoor
  2. Maximum range of 90 meters
  3. No nomadic mobility support
  4. Throughput fluctuations
  5. Latency fluctuations
  6. Potential dead zones within the area of operation

Private LTE networks have become a popular choice for businesses and industries that require enhanced security, flexibility in network configuration, and control over QoS protocols. Public networks and Wi-Fi Mesh have limitations that can hinder their effectiveness in mission-critical applications. For a deeper understanding of the benefits and potential use cases of private LTE networks, download our solutions brief. Our brief includes practical information on how Private LTE networks can be implemented, and how they can be tailored to meet the specific needs of different industries.

For more information on Aviat’s Industrial Private LTE with the lowest total cost of ownership check out our blog Aviat Industrial Private LTE.

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From TDM to IP/MPLS: How Public Safety Networks are Keeping Up with Technology

As technology advances, public safety transport networks are facing the challenge of keeping up with the new requirements for fast and reliable connectivity for emergency responders and everyday operations. In the past, Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) networks were used for their reliability and low latency, however, as technology surpasses the capabilities of TDM, public safety operators are now migrating to IP/MPLS networks for their scalability, resiliency, and advanced network virtualization schemes.

CTR 8740 and MPLS

One of the key equipment for public safety networks is a high-quality IP/MPLS router, such as Aviat’s CTR 8740, that can quickly migrate to IP/MPLS, build, scale, and manage mission-critical networks under one Network Management System (NMS). The CTR 8740 provides advanced transport router capabilities using MPLS, which is optimized and simplified with Segment Routing, and added resiliency features such as High Availability support and strong security.

To understand the full capabilities of the CTR8740 with MPLS technology and how it can enhance network virtualization, traffic management, and resiliency for mission-critical communications, download our white paper now. It will provide you with an in-depth look at the benefits of MPLS technology and how it can optimize your public transport network for rapid emergency responses and reliable everyday operations.

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