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CTR 8000

Capacity demands can bring a broadband network to its knees

Resilient, affordable microwave and transport routers

Routers have been too expensive for too long. With a stranglehold on the market, traditional router vendors have demanded premiums for their products and, with SDN technology a few years away from disrupting the cost equation of transport routing, a new approach to routing is needed.
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INTRODUCING CTR 8000 PLATFORM

Robust performance without the high price

Microwave Router Evolution

Aviat introduced the industry’s first microwave router in 2014. Unlike traditional microwave indoor units that require separate routers and management systems, our CTR microwave and transport routers are fully featured, designed to reduce the number of required devices, and reduce both CAPEX and OPEX costs.

CTR 8000 Platform

Because CTR 8000 routers are purpose-built for microwave and transport networks, you won’t pay for features you don’t need. Their robust IP/MPLS feature set makes these routers the affordable routing solution for both fiber and wireless connected sites – without the need for an extra box – significantly reducing TCO.

Our Routers

When downtime is not an option

Featuring next-generation hardware and software, and specifically designed to simplify wireless networks, the CTR 8740 is the industry’s most affordable and resilient , 5G-ready converged transport router.

The CTR 8740 addresses evolving fiber and microwave transport and backhaul needs for all networks. It is compact and easy to use, 5G-ready, and supports native IP/MPLS and segment routing, High Availability (HA), and strong security options, 10 GE Ethernet ports, and NETCONF/YANG management for SDN automation.

With its versatile feature set, CTR 8740 is a single solution for all-indoor, split-mount, and trunking radio architectures. Its high capacity switching fabric allows deployment in access, pre-aggregation, or aggregation applications, in a variety of topologies.

Optional High Availability (HA) support ensures robust protection against hardware failure and no single point-of-failure, with graceful restart, non-stop forwarding

CTR 8540 Microwave Router

Migration made easy

Our CTR 8540, the one that led the way to a smarter approach in transport routing, is ideal as an entry level solution for smaller capacity sites. It’s compact, 1RU size chassis with modular optional plug-ins, supports IF-connected radios (ODU600 or IRU600) for all-indoor or split-mount applications.

A powerful combination of microwave transport, Layer 2 Carrier Ethernet and Layer 3 IP/MPLS routing, the CTR 8540 is the single box router that enables smooth migration, with support for legacy E1/DS1 and STM1/OC3 interfaces.

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Features & Benefits

Microwave + Router in One Box

A new approach to routing

Aviat leapfrogged existing router technology by combining the industry’s a powerful microwave platform with a full-featured router. Now you can take advantage of the power of microwave transport, Layer 2 Carrier Ethernet, Layer 3 IP/MPLS, and Segment Routing—all in one box.

Simplified Operations and Service Provisioning

Less is more

With our CTR 8000 microwave routers, you can enable new IP-based services directly from your existing transport infrastructure. You have fewer boxes to buy, deploy, and maintain, which means less overhead and easier management. With the router and microwave combined in one device, and with built-in media awareness, your network will perform better. And if you are not ready for IP/MPLS, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you have invested in a device that supports migration in the future.

Multi-Service Hub

Transport flexibility

Our CTR 8000 routers are also the industry’s most compact multi-service and multi-layer microwave hubs. They support any transport interface—copper, fiber, or wireless—for small cell, Wi-Fi, CRAN/ORAN architectures, and 2G/3G/LTE/5G macro-cells, along with a range of IP/MPLS-based enterprise services.

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Why Microwave Transport Routing?

Most routers are built for multiple use cases or deployment scenarios – and their costly feature sets are unnecessary in a transport network. Microwave transport routers merge the functions an IP/MPLS router and a microwave indoor into a single device, significantly reducing routing complexity and dramatically lowering routing costs.

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