Fujitsu, Bridgewave team on 5G backhaul

Fujitsu Network Communications and Bridgewave Communications have signed an agreement under which Fujitsu will supply and support ...

Fujitsu Network Communications and Bridgewave Communications have signed an agreement under which Fujitsu will supply and support BridgeWave 5G wireless backhaul systems as part of Fujitsu's transport solutions portfolio. The BridgeWave Navigator microwave system (6 GHz - 42 GHz) and the Flex4G-10000 fiber capacity millimeter wave (mmWave) system (80 GHz) are intended to optimize backhaul networks for high capacity and range, while minimizing capex and opex.

Fujitsu now includes BridgeWave wireless backhaul systems as part of its multivendor solutions offered to service providers and large enterprise customers. The Fujitsu transport solutions portfolio consists of hardware and software as well as a suite of network services, including design, build, systems integration, operations and maintenance. The BridgeWave Navigator microwave system and the Flex4G-10000 are also being offered through the Fujitsu Network Modernization (NetMod) program to replace legacy equipment.

"By combining Fujitsu's complete wireless turnkey services with BridgeWave's high-capacity, high-performance backhaul systems, we can quickly upgrade and expand our customers' backhaul networks to efficiently handle the surge of traffic from small cell densification, 5G and CBRS LTE," said Greg Manganello, head of wireless and services solutions at Fujitsu. "As a multivendor network integrator, we deliver a portfolio of best-in-breed wireless solutions that produce the superior outcomes our customers demand."

"Network operators are being challenged more than ever before to reduce costs while ensuring their networks can withstand never-before-seen demands for instant Internet access and the highest data capacity," said Sanjay Nagpal, senior vice president, global sales and marketing, REMEC Broadband Wireless Networks, BridgeWave Communications, and Sage SatCom. "Our Navigator product has unique features that allow operators to significantly reduce their upfront capital investments and tower leasing costs - as well as ongoing operational and sparing costs, and our Flex4G-10000 offers true fiber performance at a fraction of the cost of fiber. As a result, this new strategic relationship enables Fujitsu to provide their customers with BridgeWave solutions that deliver the performance, capacity, and availability they need today and well into the future."

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