NEP Cellcorp Backhauls LTE Network with Exalt Wireless Backhaul Systems
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 wireless connectivity systems for private networks and Internet infrastructures, 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, Inc. is a forerunner in the global Internet revolution, delivering high-value wireless systems that transform the economics of connectivity. Exalt wireless systems extend or complement network fiber and replace now-outdated copper, enabling customers to accelerate time-to-market, optimize network performance, and reduce network infrastructure costs. Today, over 2,000 global customers, from the world’s largest mobile operators to independent service providers, government agencies, and multinational enterprises depend on Exalt systems as they move their applications to the Cloud, enable mobility, and connect the unconnected. Learn more at www.exaltcom.com