E4G-200 Cell Site Aggregation Router
The highly scalable Extreme Networks E4G-200 cell site router is a new carrier-grade Ethernet platform designed to enable true 4G mobile backhaul networks through three capabilities – synchronization, resiliency and performance. The E4G-200 provides industry-standard pseudowires, supporting both CESoPSN (framed and channelized) and SAToP (unframed and unchannelized) TDM services. By converting TDM T1/E1 connections from 2G and 3G services over pseudowires for transport over Ethernet mobile backhaul, the E4G-200 cell site router enables the support of multiple generations of services over a single Ethernet mobile backhaul network.
The Extreme Networks E4G-200 Cell Site Router delivers Ethernet, IP/MPLS and pseudowire capabilities in a compact 1RU form factor. The E4G-200 provides mobile operators the ability to manage and aggregate TDM and Ethernet services and their associated protocols onto an economical and efficient Ethernet mobile backhaul infrastructure.
The Extreme Networks E4G-200 Cell Site Router (CSR) is where 4G backhaul begins and where the T1/E1 pseudowire circuit for 2G/3G is also initiated. Installation is in or very near to the base station tower. 2G and 3G base stations use T1/E1 for backhaul connectivity and 4G base stations connect directly to the cell site router via Ethernet. The E4G-200 provides the necessary interfaces for 2G, 3G, and 4G base stations while still meeting the demands of its installation environment, in a design that is very compact (less than 10 inches/24 cm deep), and features an extended temperature range.
The Extreme Networks E4G-200 router is designed for services running over an Ethernet and IP/MPLS infrastructure. The E4G-200 is designed to backhaul 2G, 3G and 4G mobile traffic, using a single backhaul network instead of a multiple backhaul networks which translates into an economical deployment model. Service providers, energy utilities, transportation and government agencies can deploy Extreme Networks E4G-200 router for mobile backhaul with the knowledge that their deployments will have advanced services.