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Deploying a Green Backhaul Network With Harmony

December 06, 2016
Posted By: Greg Friesen, VP of Product Management at DragonWave Inc.

The common focus of network equipment is capacity, network cost, and operational efficiencies.  However, power consumption is also becoming a more important factor.  Many operators have energy reduction targets, and reducing backhaul power consumption helps meet these targets, and can also help reduce recurring operating costs related to energy.

Building a Reliable Microwave Backhaul Network with Harmony Products

October 12, 2016
Posted By: Greg Friesen, VP of Product Management at DragonWave Inc.

Backhaul network reliability is always a critical concern for operators, especially for those more accustomed to fiber and now considering microwave solutions. The three key elements to microwave network availability are equipment reliability, protection, and path reliability. DragonWave’s Harmony products provide industry-leading capabilities that address each of these issues.

Getting Your Backhaul Network 10GE Ready

July 19, 2016
Posted By: Greg Friesen, VP of Product Management at DragonWave Inc.

With continued capacity growth, networks are often exceeding the capacity of a 1GE interface and having to deal with the interface’s limitations by adding multiple GE interfaces.  This is driving the adoption of 10Gigabit Ethernet interfaces in the backhaul network—something that has already started in the core—and now is moving out to the edge of the backhaul network.

Getting Legacy Care from the Source

June 23, 2016
Posted By: Greg Friesen, VP of Product Management at DragonWave Inc.

Backhaul equipment represents a significant capital expenditure, and as older equipment reaches its limits and can no longer be maintained, the replacement costs for new equipment becomes very prohibitive. In addition to this significant capital expenditure, there is also the associated cost of equipment removal and disposal, engineering, and reinstallation.

Getting Ready for 5G with DragonWave

May 25, 2016
Posted By: Greg Friesen, VP of Product Management at DragonWave Inc.

Welcome to the premier posting of the new DragonWave blog that is intended to provide a medium for insight and discourse that can generate ideas for improvements and innovation. We welcome your input and invite you to join an ongoing discussion covering backhaul, small cells, and all other matters related to the mobile wireless industry.

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