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Major sporting event calls for 2G to 3G hybrid backhaul upgrade

Major sporting event calls for 2G to 3G hybrid backhaul upgrade
24 April 2012

- African operator upgrades to HSPA with CBNL.

With a high-profile sporting event on the horizon, a major African operator had to immediately expand its mobile data coverage and capacity to prepare for increased traffic and stay competitive with the market leader.

The operator required a fast and scalable 2G to 3G hybrid backhaul upgrade to expand coverage and capacity.

To meet these requirements, CBNL deployed its VectaStar point-to-multipoint microwave product from a central hub at 10.5Ghz and 26Ghz.

VectaStar enabled the operator to migrate from TDM to an all IP network using a hybrid network intermediate step, but also implement valuable traffic optimisation technology, reducing the payload to be carried.

The multipoint architecture rapidly expanded the number of cell sites and to cope with a global sporting event without extraordinary upgrades.

This success led to further significant network-wide deployments.