Spirit Telecom boosts resiliency with NEC’s 10Gbps wireless solution

16 November 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Spirit Telecom has selected NEC Australia to supply 10Gbps E-band radio equipment and professional services.

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 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, which provides independent superfast internet, cloud solutions, and unified communication services to Australians, has a significant NEC wireless backhaul footprint in the Gold Coast through the acquisition of World Without Wires. It has 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 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.

Geoff Neate (pictured), managing director at Spirit Telecom, added: "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.”