NEP Cellcorp Backhauls LTE Network with Exalt Microwave
- September 27, 2013
Exalt systems are easy to deploy and deliver high, scalable bandwidth
CAMPBELL, Calif. — September 18, 2013 — Exalt Communications, Inc., the leading innovator of next-generation packet microwave backhaul systems, today announced that NEP Cellcorp of Forest City, PA has deployed Exalt ExploreAir microwave systems to backhaul LTE cellular traffic in its network.
A subsidiary of North-Eastern Pennsylvania Telephone Company, NEP Cellcorp serves wireless customers in Susquehanna and Wayne counties. As many of the cell sites supporting subscribers in these counties are outside the limits of North-Eastern Pennsylvania Telephone’s wireline network, NEP Cellcorp selected Exalt microwave backhaul systems for cell site backhaul rather than leasing lines from another provider. The Exalt systems deliver high bandwidth with high reliability, and are software upgradeable to transport up to 1 Gigabit per-second (Gbps) of Ethernet traffic.
“When we began extending our LTE network in April to the edges of our service area, we knew that microwave backhaul was the best choice for us,” said Rick Kulasinsky, wireless engineering and operations manager for NEP Cellcorp. “Exalt stood out from other manufacturers because their systems are easy to deploy and can scale to meet all of our bandwidth needs into the future.”
The all-outdoor Exalt ExploreAir systems operate in the licensed 11 GHz frequency band, and currently deliver up to 300 megabits per-second (Mbps) of Ethernet bandwidth. The zero-footprint, all-outdoor design of the Exalt systems simplifies deployment.
“To remain competitive and better serve their subscriber bases, regional cellular providers like NEP Cellcorp need to look for a better way to expand their networks and increase network performance than relying on leased lines that are costly and do not scale,” said Joe Schraml, Exalt vice president of product line management. “But all microwave backhaul systems are not equal. Exalt offers these providers the broadest choice of system options, all of which deliver high performance, pay-as-you-grow scalability, and ease of deployment – capabilities that lower total cost of ownership and improve bottom line results.”
About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications provides next-generation packet microwave backhaul systems to mobile operators, broadband service providers, government agencies, and enterprises worldwide. Exalt wireless systems are used most often as a complement or cost-effective alternative to fiber. They also have been inherently designed to support the rapid build out of the LTE mobile Internet infrastructure driven by ever growing user-generated traffic and fueled by the accelerated adoption rate of smartphones and tablets. www.exaltcom.com