Míla to Deploy Overture 1400 and 4800 Mobile Backhaul Solutions
Overture announced its mobile backhaul deal with Míla ehf. Iceland’s incumbent operator will be using Overture 1400 and 4800 solutions. Mila operates the country’s trunk and access networks. Faced with rising bandwidth demand, Mila will integrate the flexible Carrier Ethernet platforms into its existing backhaul network.
Mila is committed to operate as a progressive carrier in the global arena, said Halldór Guðmundsson, director of network. To meet the stringent requirements of the national carrier, the company chose the long-proven Ethernet over Copper products of Overture to develop layer 2 optical networks.
Telecommunications providers are seeing a rapid rise in bandwidth demand, prompting them to expand capacity while balancing revenues and expenses. Thus, mobile backhaul solutions that support 3G and 4G data services like 10GigE platforms are increasingly becoming an integral part of modern backhaul network. Vijay Raman, vice president of product management and marketing at Overture , expects continuous growth in in bandwidth pressure as laptops, mobile phones and consoles become more prevalent.
With headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Overture is among the world’s leading provider of Carrier Ethernet backhaul and aggregation solutions, serving 450 providers and network operators around the world. Overture technology enables service providers to leverage Carrier Ethernet to improve profitability and operate in high-capacity Ethernet platform via fiber, copper or TDM. The technology is ideal for cloud computing and mobile communications that rely on smart networks.
In other news, 2DAY Telecom sealed a long-term capacity agreement with SES, enabling it to expand its GSM backhaul services across Kazakhstan to meet rising demand.
2DAY Telecom had a 50% increase in capacity utilisation on SES’ NSS-12 satellite , achieving 54 MHz. At such capacity, the GSM operator will be in a better position to deliver mobile communication services across mountainous terrain in Kazakhstan. NSS-12 also supports telecommunications networks.
2DAY Telecom’s parent company, VimpelCom, is a global leader in voice and data services , offering wireless, fixed and broadband technologies in Ukraine, Russia, ,Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Armenia and Cambodia. VimpelCom and its operating companies manage the “Beeline” and “Kyivstar” brands. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the company trades at the New York Stock Exchange.