Melbourne & Tokyo, 15 November 2018 - NEC Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation and a leading Australian ICT solutions and services firm, have been selected to supply 10Gbps E-band radio equipment and professional services for Spirit Telecom.
Spirit Telecom is a public company listed on the Australian stock exchange providing independent Super-Fast Internet, cloud solutions, and unified communication services to Australians.
Sprit telecom has a significant NEC Wireless backhaul footprint in the Gold Coast through the acquisition of World Without Wires with over 40 iPASOLINK IX radio terminals deployed to provide high capacity backhaul for corporate voice and data services.
As part of an existing contract, NEC will supply an additional 70 iPASOLINK EX-A terminals with 10Gbps full duplex throughput over the Spirit network.
The NEC solution allows Spirit Telecom to replace expensive and limited capacity fibre lease line services with a partial mesh E-band Microwave infrastructure, which provides more capacity, resilience and fast return of investment.
The iPASOLINK EX-A is NEC's next generation carrier grade E-band radio equipment with the highest 10Gbps full duplex throughput per terminal, providing fibre like capacity. In addition, the solution supports key features such as H-QoS, AES encryption, 1588v.2 synchronisation, dual 10Gbps SFP+ interfaces, dual power feed options, and ERPS ring protection, which are all key features in next generation network architectures.
NEC Australia is committed to NEC's global ambition to orchestrate a brighter world by creating social value through cutting edge technologies that support safer, sustainable and prosperous societies.
"The Spirit Telecom win is another example of NEC's leadership and expertise in microwave radio solutions. Our market leading 10Gbps Wireless solution enables Spirit Telecom to reduce their operational cost, while increasing resilience in their network," said Krisztian Som, Radio Solutions Business Manager at NEC Australia.
"Spirit Telecom has gone through an extensive market evaluation and proof of concept testing and selected NEC as the market leader in this space to upgrade and extend our network coverage in Melbourne with capacity never thought possible in wireless," said Geoff Neate, Managing Director at Spirit Telecom.
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