- January 23, 2017
- Aviat, Aviat Networks, AviatCare, AviatCloud, backhaul, Carrier Ethernet, Ethernet, IP/MPLS, LTE, Microwave backhaul
In microwave communications—as in all electronic communications mediums—operators trend toward the latest technologies (e.g., IP/MPLS). They all have conditioning to think that newer is better. And by and large that’s right.
However, when it comes to IP/MPLS—one of the most advanced packet technologies—you need to handle this concept with care. Especially in a mixed infrastructure that includes microwave, fiber and other potential backhaul transport.
As you know, IWCE (International Wireless Communications Expo) is just around the corner (Feb 20-24 Las Vegas) and is the premier event for government, public safety, utilities and transportation. We are excited to be exhibiting once again at this event.
We can expect to hear about 2 key themes:
1. Public Safety migration to LTE
The introduction of LTE technology into public safety networks is happening now and represents a huge change for state/local agencies. LTE is a brand new technology for this market and represents a new way of thinking for many folks. LTE brings new services and applications, different network planning and design assumptions, more capacity requirements, and more IP traffic. Understanding how to build microwave networks that best support the cost, capacity and mission critical requirements of public safety LTE will be key to building mission critical LTE data networks. Aviat has unique solutions to solve these complex challenges.
2. Security of critical infrastructure
The current and ongoing migration of public safety networks toward IP/LTE is increasing the opportunities and motivations malicious activity. As the amount of critical data rises in the broadband public safety network, security has become of greater concern. This will be a key topic at the show. Again, Aviat has a unique strong security solution which we’ll be talking extensively about at IWCE. In fact, in addition to the exhibition, we will be speaking on a panel at the IWCE show regarding cyber threats to the public safety network infrastructure on February 23rd at 3:30 – 4:45pm which we would like to invite you to attend.
Please check back after the show for an update on how things went!!
- February 22, 2011
- 4G, Aviat, Aviat Networks, backhaul, CTO, LTE, Microwave Radio, mobile, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Paul Kennard, trends, wireless
Aviat Networks SVP and CTO, Paul Kennard, shares technology trends and insights from Mobile World Congress 2011.