T-Mobile signs backhaul conract with RAD

16 Jan 2008

T-Mobile has signed a contract with RAD Data Communications for the deployment of gateways that give the cellco the option to connect HSDPA-enabled base stations via low-cost ADSL2+ lines and make use of services from its sister company T-Com. ‘HSDPA needs more bandwidth. So T-Mobile wanted an economical solution to expand what are known as the mobile backhaul links between base stations and radio network controllers (RNCs),’ said Adolf Nadrowski, vice president of T-Mobile Germany’s RAN Strategy, before adding ‘It made sense to do without expensive E1 leased lines and, instead, access a very well-developed DSLAM infrastructure and T-Com’s transport networks and buy DSL backhaul as a service’.

Germany, Telekom Deutschland