MINI-LINK for ETSI
MINI-LINK TN is a unique microwave transmission node, handling single hops and access sites as well as advanced hub sites for large networks, optimized for traffic aggregation and capacity savings. MINI-LINK TN is available for both the ETSI and ANSI standards.
Our customers use MINI-LINK TN in a number of different scenarios:
- New rollout of mobile backhaul networks
MINI-LINK TN fully supports all-IP RAN over Ethernet Backhaul preferred in new mobile networks, giving the required Ethernet quality of service.
- Evolution of mobile backhaul networks
With the current increase of data traffic in the mobile network, MINI-LINK TN is a perfect fit. It supports Native Ethernet as well as Native TDM, or a mix of the two. This enables our customers to start with TDM traffic, add Ethernet when data traffic increases, and move to all-Ethernet when required.
- Fixed broadband over microwave
This scenario utilizes integrated solutions for both Carrier Ethernet and best effort Ethernet. Backhaul of broadband access over microwave, close to the end user, is a proven cost-effective solution.
- Broadcasting and national security
Both single hops and complete backhaul networks are successfully deployed for these types of services.
High performance radio link
MINI-LINK TN is a high performance radio link with high capacities and high availability. Our best in class radio output power provides longer hops with smaller antennas. MINI-LINK TN is able to send twice the capacity in one frequency channel using XPIC, for Ethernet, PDH as well as SDH. With the Gbit Ethernet link MINI-LINK TN is ready for the all IP over Ethernet network.
MINI-LINK TN is a Hybrid Node, perfect for all-IP and your network evolution. Complete solution for all-IP networks. Native Ethernet enables maximized Ethernet throughput and with up to 1 Gbit/s Ethernet over the air MINI-LINK supports the necessary high capacities for all-IP. Optimized capacity use is achieved by traffic aggregation, Hitless Adaptive Modulation and Protected 2+0.
MINI-LINK TN fully supports Carrier Grade Networks with Carrier Grade QoS for Ethernet, IP and MPLS as well as Sync distribution in packet networks. Complete solution for your network evolution The Hybrid Radio Link transports both Native Ethernet and Native PDH simultaneously over the same hop, which is perfect for a cost effective TDM to packet migration.
Start with all E1’s or a mix with erthernet. Add more Ethernet as data traffic increases and complete the migration by moving to all Ethernet. MINI-LINK TN fully supports Carrier Grade Networks with Layer 1 sync distribution to your existing network and no extra delay or delay variation. Hitless adaptive modulation is perfect way to supply additional best effort traffic under normal weather conditions.
With Ericsson’s solution you will get no bit errors during the modulation change and the constant delay is crucial for network sync. The MINI-LINK Adaptive Modulation handles not only Rain fading but also complex Selective/Multipath fading; it is designed for Carrier Grade networks.
Protected 2+0 enables our customers with priority and best effort traffic to add up to 3 times more capacity on an existing hop. By changing a 1+1 hop into a protected 2+0 for both PDH and Ethernet with XPIC you add best effort traffic and keep your priority traffic protected.
MINI-LINK TN is a Network Cost Saver
The integrated traffic routing enables remote reconfiguration of the traffic. When the network grows and the capacity needs increases, the capacity is easily upgraded remotely. The integrated Ethernet switch enables aggregation of the Ethernet traffic with substantial capacity and cost savings.
SDH and ATM traffic aggregation is equally possible. MINI-LINK TN is a perfect fit in an SDH ring due to the integrated ADM. MINI-LINK TN’s market leading reliability includes a field proven MTBF of typically over 70 years.
The integrated cross connect and switching function minimizes cabling and reduces the site complexity. MINI-LINK TN has the extensive protection necessary for carrier class equipment.
MINI-LINK TN is a perfect fit in an SDH ring due to the integrated ADM. MINI-LINK TN is very reliable with a field-proven MTBF of typically more than 70 years.
MINI-LINK TN is the world’s most widely deployed multiservice microwave system!
Integrated non-blocking Gigabit Ethernet switch (IEEE802.1D, 802.1Q compliant). Switching capacity up to 24 Gbit/s full duplex. QoS with 8 priority queues using SPQ
and WFQ. RSTP functionality. Policing according to MEF. LAG (IEEE 802.1AX). WRED. Link OAM ( IEEE 802.3ah). LLF (Link Loss Forwarding) for error detection. Jumbo frames.
Native Ethernet and Native PDH are supported over the microwave radio link. The maximum air interface rate over one radio is 345 Mbit/s per radio, line interface rate
349-426 Mbit/s depending on compression and frame size. Using XPIC will double the capacity. With radio link bonding 1 Gbit/s line interface capacity can be achieved.
The Radio Link can offer XPIC support for SDH traffic, Native PDH and Native Ethernet traffic in combinations. Adaptive modulation The Radio Link supports hitless adaptive modulation for 4-256 QAM over 7-56 MHz channels.
Backplane Traffic Routing
Up to 800 Mbit/s for PDH traffic on shared bus, non-blocking switching. 2 Gbit/s Ethernet (full duplex) traffic on High Speed Buses per board position. Integrated SDH terminal Multiplexer and ADM Terminal Multiplexer with 63xE1 capacity. ADM with 21xE1 drop capacity and Ethernet over SDH functionality with Graceful degradation.
ATM Aggregation Unit with capacity for up to 1500 ATM VCC and up to 100 VPC.
High capacity microwave
MINI-LINK TN provides gigabit capacity at telecom grade availability. With 1Gbps over the hop, MINI-LINK TN supports the capacities required by LTE.
With this unique solution we can boost the capacity of existing links up to three times. Our best in class radio output power provides longer hops with smaller antennas.
Handling your IP network evolution
MINI-LINK TN supports any network scenario; both new packet-only networks as well as evolutions from TDM to packet. It fully supports carrier grade networks with Native Ethernet and carrier-grade QoS for Ethernet, IP as well as MPLS and sync distribution in packet networks.
MINI-LINK TN also provides Layer 1 sync distribution to your existing network and introduces no extra delay or delay variation.
MINI-LINK TN is a complete solution for the evolution of your network. The Hybrid Radio Link transports both Native Ethernet and Native PDH simultaneously over the same hop, which is perfect for a cost-effective TDM¬ to packet migration. Start with all E1s or a mix with Ethernet. Add more Ethernet as data traffic increases and complete the migration by moving to all-Ethernet.
- 0.2/0.3/0.6/0.9/1.2/1.8 m single polarized antennas for integrated and separate installation
- 2.4/3.0/3.7 m single polarized antennas for separate installation
- 0.3/0.6 m dual polarized antennas for integrated and separate installation
- 1.2/1.8/2.4/3.0/3.7 m dual polarized antennas for separate installation
INTEGRATED POWER SPLITTERS
- Available in symmetrical and asymmetrical versions
- 1+1 Radio equipment and propagation protection, MSP 1+1 Equipment protection, ELP Protection, EEP Protection, SNCP Network protection
- Radioterminal: 30-110 W (depending on configuration) Basic Node: AMM 2p/6p/20p 11W1 / 27W1 / 37W1. 1 Including node processor, power filtering and fan (AMM 6p)
WEIGHT & DIMENTSIONS (HxWxD)
- Radio unit: 4 kg, 321x260x97 mm
- Basic Node: AMM 1p/2p/6p/20p
- 1.3 kg, 39x344x263 mm
- 2.4 kg1, 44x(448/438)3x2404 mm
- 6.4 kg1, 133x4383x2404 mm
- 7 kg1, 3002x4483x2404 mm
1 Not including node processor, power filtering and fan. 2 444 mm with fan unit and cable tray. 3 483 mm with mounting brackets. 4 280 mm with mounting brackets and connectors.
- Plug-in unit: 0.5-0.7 kg, 265x225x20 mm
- E1, E3, STM-1 Electrical ITU-T G.703
- STM-1 Optical S-1.1 ITU-T G.957
- Partially filled STM-1
- 10/100/1000 BASE-T IEEE802.3
- Optical GbitE via 1000 BASE-SX/LX/ZX/CWDM
- Line, local, and connection loops. Built-in Bit Error Rate Test on all circuits or boards
STANDARD & RECOMMENDATIONS
- CEN/CENELEC, ETSI, ITU, IEC, IEEE, IETF
- -50°C to + 60°C (outdoor, full functionality)
- -25°C to + 55°C (indoor, full functionality)
DATA COMMUNICATION NETWORK
- IP DCN and Site LAN service provided by built-in IP router
- DCN interfaces via 10/100 BASE-T, E1, E0
- In-band transport over STM-1 and Microwave