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Exalt Unveils New 4G Backhaul Systems Using Non-Traditional Licensed Bands

Company offers network operators a means to escape spectrum saturation in long-range backhaul and small cell deployments

CAMPBELL, Calif., October 24, 2011 – Exalt Communications today announced new non-traditional licensed band microwave systems providing mobile operators and service providers with a means to escape spectrum saturation in the commonly used long-haul and short-haul licensed bands. The new all-indoor and all-outdoor systems support the growing list of newly available bands including 6/7 and 12/13 BAS/CARS bands, 28 GHz LMDS, and the 42 GHz band now available in parts of Europe. The new systems address both the urgent, immediate requirement for long-haul equipment alternatives outside the heavily saturated 6 and 11 GHz FCC bands, as well as the need for new short-haul options to support het-net deployments in dense urban environments.

Exalt’s new long-range, all-indoor Gigabit Ethernet systems in the 6/7 and 12/13 GHz BAS/CARS bands, based on the Exalt EX and ExploreAir platforms, meet the demanding requirements of network operators with long- haul, high capacity transport requirements. The EX systems offer the industry’s only semi-protected, 1.5+0 configuration, providing designers with a protection alternative that balances system cost with redundancy, while the ExploreAir systems offer the industry’s only field-replaceable diplexers, reducing the cost of sparing by as much as 90%.

The new Exalt systems in the 28 and 42 GHz bands, based on the company’s ExploreAir platform, feature an ultra-compact, all-outdoor, zero-footprint design, making them ideal for deployment on light poles and building facades in dense urban environments, two of the most common deployment scenarios for small cells. ExploreAir systems are already the highest capacity single-carrier microwave systems in the world, and that capability is extended into the 28 and 42 GHz bands, enabling single-carrier backhaul of small cell traffic in excess of 600 Mbps full-duplex.

”The successful evolution from today’s macro-centric network architecture to tomorrow’s heterogeneous network architecture mandates that network operators have a wealth of options from which to choose in technology, systems, topologies, and spectrum,” said Mark Davis, Exalt senior director of product marketing. “These newest Exalt systems, which help alleviate the congestion in backhaul spectrum by taking advantage of newly-released and underutilized spectrum, are the latest proof points of our commitment to deliver more options and more answers to customers as they continue to grow and evolve their networks.”

About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications provides next-generation microwave backhaul systems to mobile operators, service providers, government agencies, and enterprises worldwide. Exalt systems are designed to solve the network bottlenecks associated with the growing demand for IP-based voice, data, and video applications and the resulting migration from TDM to IP-based networks. With a flexible architecture and universal product platform covering multiple market segments, Exalt provides a full range of microwave backhaul systems that meet the demand for cost-effective and flexible alternatives to fiber and leased lines.

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