Wireline carriers were the first users of microwave radio systems for telecommunications, with AT&T transmitting the first U.S. coast-to-coast telephone call and first television broadcast over its “microwave radio-relay skyway” in 1951.
In the past 50 years, the mix of traffic over wire line carriers’ networks has, of course, changed dramatically and the introduction of fiber optic transmission has forever altered network architectures. Nevertheless, microwave communications remains a mainstay of wire line carrier networks due to its unique ability to: a) cost-effectively carry high traffic volumes over long distances; and b) extend access to buildings that do not have direct access to core fiber networks.
The demands on that backhaul infrastructure — microwave or otherwise — are changing, though, based on the steady rise in Internet traffic, increasing pressure to reduce both operational costs and carriers’ own evolving business plans, most notably the push to offer combined voice, Internet and video services.
We offer an ever-expanding portfolio of point-to-point microwave radio systems designed to meet the high-capacity multi-service delivery needs as well as the operational efficiency requirements of wire line carriers. Exalt systems offer: