How Broadcom can enable 5 Gbps Backhaul for Operators


By Zia Askari

Innovative solution from Broadcom can enable 5 Gbps backhaul on microwave

At a time when telecom operator community is grappling with an ever increasing data usage from their subscriber base, there are many operators who end up coming face to face with the challenge of ‘backhaul bottleneck’. Keeping this business challenge of broadening of data pipes in mind, Broadcom has worked on a solution that can enable upto 5 Gbps (Giga Bits Per Second) microwave backhaul operations for operators.


“This is a big game changer in this telecom business. As operators launch next generation services, they are increasingly having difficulty in terms of backhauling the data back to their networks and this is where our solution can catapult their capability many folds. We have this solution on microwave that can deliver upto 5 Gbps of backhaul capability to operators,” explained, Rajiv Kapur, Managing Director, Broadcom India.

By definition, in a telecom network, backhaul is often referred to as the intermediate links between the core network and the small subnetworks that form the “edge” of a network.

Backhaul becomes extremely critical for operators when it comes to maintaining SLAs or QoS (Quality of Service) and as operators move towards a 4G era, they need to strengthen their backhaul capacity in order to deliver seamless 3G and 4G experience to their users.

10 Gbps on e-Band

A similar solution, while working on millimeter waves or more commonly known as the e-Band can deliver up 10 Gbps backhaul capability in the hands of operators. However, the usage of e-Band is not permitted in India.

“The chips are ready from our side, and we are in discussions with several leading operators in India to adopt this next generation technology,” he added.

As far as microwave backhaul is concerned, working in line with its spirit to deliver innovations in telecom space, Broadcom has achieved this with the help of Dual Polarization (Doubling the capacity using nature of electromagnetic transmission) and Adaptive Code and Modulation or ACM (Optimising transmission rate to link modulation conditions).