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Oct. 3, 2012

Smart Mobile Backhaul enables success in LTE and LTE-Advanced networks

Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solution at Futurecom Stand E10; executives to speak

São Paulo, Brazil — A hundred mobile operators have launched commercial LTE service, says the Global Mobile Suppliers Association. While others will have to follow soon to keep up with competitors, mobile users won’t settle for poor quality of service (QoS).

LTE and LTE-A networks provide gigabit-per-second speeds to mobile devices. But operators also need smart functionality in mobile backhaul networks to improve user experiences and reduce churn.

Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions offer expertise, innovation and adaptability to make the move to LTE and LTE-A smart – comprehensive, self-organizing and simple.

Comprehensive set of tools that stretch beyond basic backhaul
Tellabs provides a scalable solution from small cell aggregation to terabit routing. Tellabs has increased capacities across its entire mobile backhaul portfolio. On a full duplex basis:
Tellabs® 8611 and 8609 Smart Routers provide up to 7.5G
Tellabs® 8630 Smart Router provides up to 80G
Tellabs® 8660 Smart Router provides up to 240G
Tellabs® 8800 Smart Routers provide up to 360G
• Tellabs® 9200 Smart Routers provide up to 5.5 Terabits.

Smart mobile backhaul calls for more than just transporting traffic. Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions go beyond basic backhaul to provide intelligence, security and synchronization –built into a single mobile backhaul solution.

“Tellabs’ expertise, innovation and adaptability in mobile backhaul enable service providers to stay ahead of competition. Our customers can move to LTE and LTE-A cost-effectively and securely,” said Alberto Barriento, vice president, Latin America and Caribbean region at Tellabs. “Since 2005, when Tellabs introduced its IP/MPLS-based mobile backhaul solution, more than 160 mobile operators have chosen Tellabs. Some of these backhaul networks already deliver LTE services. Others are ready to evolve to LTE whenever operators want.”

Self-organizing networks in mobile backhaul

Self-organizing networks enable mobile operators to automate routine tasks and focus on business-critical functions. Self-organizing networks play a major role in mass network roll-outs such as small cell deployments, which are crucial for operators. Operators must have the tools in place to keep routine tasks automated, reduce operating expense and do things right the first time.

Simple to use innovations ensure high usability

Smart mobile backhaul – just like smartphones – needs to be easy and simple to operate and manage. Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions provide a single solution to support all mobile generations (4G, 3G and 2G) and enable an easy in-service upgrade to LTE and LTE-A. Tellabs all-IP solution enables service providers to provide an end-to-end Quality of Experience (QoE) and any service over any media.

The Tellabs® 8000 Intelligent Network Manager helps customers overcome the complexities of managing ever-changing and fast-growing mobile networks. With simple point-and-click operations, operators can manage and operate mobile, optical and business networks with a single manager.

Tellabs will showcase enhancements for Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions, including the new Tellabs 9200 Smart Routers – a smart content-aware platform that enables massive scalability, intelligence and flexibility at the edge of your network – at Futurecom Stand E10. And Tellabs executives will speak at Futurecom:

• Tarcisio Ribeiro, Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa: “LTE: Challenges in the Implantation of Networks in Brazil and Latin America” on Tuesday, October 9, 3:20 p.m.

• Stu Benington, Director of Portfolio Strategy: “How to Achieve Fixed-Mobile Convergence Addressing the Challenges of Backhauling 2G, 3G and LTE Simultaneously” on Wednesday, October 10, 4:00 p.m.

Read more about “How to Maximize the User Experience in LTE with Tellabs Mobile Backhaul Solutions.”

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