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Marconi launches its fixed wireless access radio platform across NA

Marconi Corp. today announced the availability of its next-generation fixed wireless AXR Access Radio platform for ...


October 24, 2005  


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Marconi Corp. today announced the availability of its next-generation fixed wireless AXR Access Radio platform for deployment in Canada and the U.S.

The company says its AXR platform will enable operators in North America to use the advantages of a packet/cell-based radio system in cellular backhaul networks, supporting a host of technologies as well as broadband applications for business customers.

AXR is a microwave product family that delivers “distributed intelligence,” meaning any radio can be used as a broadband multiservice access node with embedded switching and traffic shaping.

“This capability makes complex multivendor networks using separate transport-oriented radios and additional devices for traffic engineering obsolete,” Marconi said in a release issued at Telecom ’05 in Las Vegas.

“The adaptation for the North American market now adds new frequency bands and standard interfaces such as T1 and OC-3c. AXR has been recently introduced into European markets supporting various frequency bands ranging from 7 GHz to 38 GHz, along with a variety of interfaces.”

Using dynamic modulation, the AXR adapts itself to changing environmental conditions and traffic patterns, allowing maximum transmission capacity in any situation.