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Proxim Introduces 622 Mbps Backhaul Solution

Designed for 4G LTE and WiMax deployments, the Tsunami GX800 delivers low latency capable of handling voice and video backhaul in carrier, enterprise and video surveillance.

With the flood of smartphones beginning to clog the world's licensed spectrum, providers of mobile backhaul systems have smelled a lucrative emerging market. The latest to take advantage of the opportunity is Proxim Wireless Corp., which has re-entered the market with point-to-point products capable of delivering 622 Mbps of aggregate capacity.

Proxim's Tsunami GX800, scheduled for initial shipments next month, have been designed for 4G LTE and WiMax deployments while delivering low latency capable of handling voice and video backhaul in carrier, enterprise and video surveillance, the company said in launching the GX800 this week.

Utilizing a split-mount architecture of indoor and outdoor units, two small footprint devices can be installed in a single 1U rack. Included in the configuration are a frequency-independent universal modem, a Gigabit IP interface, a second 10/100 Ethernet port, a USB port and in/out band management.

"Regardless of the market or the organization, networks throughout the world are facing an extreme capacity crunch," said Robb Henshaw, the firm's vice president of marketing, in a statement. "Mobile networks are inundated by the explosion of smartphones that introduce data-heavy applications, video surveillance networks need to support the higher bandwidth demands of HD video and enterprises of all kinds need to accommodate the many bandwidth-intense data, voice and video applications being used today."

In a recent study of the world's backhaul infrastructure, Infonetics Research predicted that Ethernet-based mobile backhaul equipment sales are likely to jump to $8.2 billion by 2014. The market research firm said some 100 global operators and carriers are moving to single IP-Ethernet backhaul solutions to carry their traffic.

Proxim said easy management of the GX800 is provided by extensive Layer 3 protocol support, which include 802.1q VLAN and 802.1p QoS. A complete link with full 622 Mbps aggregate capacity out of the GX800 box is $15,000, the company added.

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