Aurora Networks is featuring its cell tower backhaul solution along with new components, field units and a transceiver module supporting the platform at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Oct. 28-30 in Denver.
Aurora Networks’ cell tower backhaul solution features the GT3410A T1/E1 Access Module, providing Ethernet-based circuit emulation that enables delivery of TDM traffic over high-capacity Ethernet fiber. When deployed at base stations and base station controllers, the GT3410A delivers Ethernet-over-cable transport capabilities, providing both the T1/E1 and pure Ethernet support that wireless carriers require. Having achieved Metro Ethernet Forum MEF-18 certification, the GT3410A is engineered for the stringent requirements of cellular backhaul.
At Cable-Tec Expo, Aurora Networks is introducing high-density passives and a plug-in 1Gbps transceiver module optimized for cell tower backhaul deployments. The passive components make it easier for cable operators to overlay the return fiber from the node to the headend. The solution also enables operators to backhaul traffic up to 80 km (nearly 50 miles), from four or five cell towers over the same fiber as the existing node return. With a passive module customized to support ‘C’-band transport as well, a further 34 DWDM wavelengths can be carried on the same fiber.