Exalt accelerates expansion in EMEA market
Date: Thu, 01/13/2011 - 12:30
Exalt Communications has outlined aggressive expansion plans for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) in the next stage of the company’s ambitious global growth strategy. The California-based company, which is firmly focused on microwave backhaul for 3G and 4G networks, has already established an industry leadership position in North America and over a thousand customers worldwide, including Tier-1 mobile operators, WISPs, government agencies, and major enterprises.
“Because EMEA represents the largest share of the worldwide microwave backhaul market, our expansion across key markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is a critical element of our business strategy,” said Amir Zoufonoun, president and CEO of Exalt Communications. “We are already working with a number of customers and integrators throughout EMEA, as interest in Exalt systems has escalated. Network operators and enterprises are seeking new Ethernet solutions for specific backhaul and connectivity challenges and applications, and we are well-positioned to meet those needs and capture a sizeable share of the EMEA market.”
The Exalt product portfolio, the industry’s broadest, is based on a unique technology platform that enables Exalt to rapidly deliver new products and features to meet any customer requirement. Exalt offers microwave backhaul systems for last mile, middle mile, and core network applications. Exalt systems support TDM to packet migration and are available in indoor, outdoor, and split-mount configurations supporting bands from 2 GHz to 43 GHz, and in capacities from 10 Mbps to 1000 Mbps per channel. All are easy to deploy, offer pay-as-you-grow scalability, and support the same network management and security features as fiber, allowing the network to be monitored, configured, and maintained from a central console.
The company’s recently announced ExploreAir and ExtendAir platforms feature all-outdoor “zero footprint” power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems in all licensed and license-exempt bands up to 43 GHz – and are ideal for the EMEA market where traditional TDM microwave is already the predominant infrastructure for mobile backhaul. These new Exalt high capacity Ethernet microwave systems are designed to replace and upgrade existing TDM microwave links, and to rapidly and economically extend fiber capacity to new locations within both metro and rural environments. Furthermore, in parts of EMEA such as most countries in Africa, with their diverse economies and vast and varied terrain, and where mobile usage already far outstrips fixed line, these systems are ideal for creating cost effective national and regional networks with sufficient user capacity for both voice and Internet connectivty.
The Exalt Microwave Backhaul Product Portfolio
All Exalt microwave backhaul systems – indoor, outdoor, and split-mount – offer guaranteed link availability, guaranteed throughput, and low, constant latency. Systems are available in world bands from 2 to 43 GHz and in capacities from 10 Mbps to more than 1000 Mbps per channel, providing a range of options to fit countless network applications. Designed to enable a smooth transition to packet-based transport, they offer native support for both TDM and Ethernet, and are fully software configurable and upgradeable. The portfolio includes advanced radio technologies such as errorless and jitterless adaptive modulation from QPSK to 256QAM with integrated QOS, and Ethernet capacity aggregation across multiple collocated radios. For easy and secure management using third-party network management systems, Exalt systems support SNMP v1, v2c and v3. Data security is provided by available FIPS 197-compliant AES 128-bit and 256-bit encryption that adds zero latency to the transmission. To simplify installation and maintenance, all Exalt systems feature an embedded manual and most include a built-in spectrum analyzer. Exalt ExtendAir and ExploreAir systems also feature Exalt’s exclusive field-replaceable diplexers, which reduce the cost of sparing licensed radios up to 90%