PEG Bandwidth selects systems from Ekinops and Extreme Networks for LTE mobile backhaul

Ekinops and Extreme Networks say they have partnered to provide optical transport gear and 10-Gigabit Ethernet mobile backhaul switches to PEG Bandwidth for the carriers’ network upgrade.

Ekinops and Extreme Networks say they have partnered to provide optical transport gear and 10-Gigabit Ethernet mobile backhaul switches to PEG Bandwidth for the carriers’ network upgrade.

PEG Bandwidth, a national provider of 4G mobile backhaul infrastructure services for carriers, offers cell site backhaul services, metro transport services, and long-haul transport services to other carriers, including Tier 1 carrier customers. Through partnerships with fiber providers, cable companies, CLECs, and others, PEG says it can aggregate backhaul traffic across multiple networks, covering a larger percentage of an individual market, and provide a seamless, end-to-end offering to its wireless carrier customers. The company recently has begun to extend and upgrade its footprint (see "PEG Bandwidth addresses mobile backhaul with MRV OptiSwitch").

The new roll out will include the Ekinops 360 optical transport platform, which offers DWDM and CWDM in a single system. Ekinops also will supply the Extreme Networks Summit X670 10GbE stackable switches and E4G 200 Mobile Backhaul routers. The platforms will combine to provide PEG with cost-effective ultra-low-latency Ethernet switching and transport.

"We selected the Ekinops solution for its ability to meet a broad range of our backhaul and transport needs," said Christopher Pickard, PEG Bandwidth chief technology officer and vice president of network operations. "It was the most cost-effective and scalable choice to support our rapid network growth."

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