The Alcatel-Lucent 9500 Microwave Cross-Connect (9500 MXC) is a new generation of digital, medium-high capacity, point-to-point microwave radio. A flexible platform, it supports PDH, SDH/SONET, Ethernet interfaces and node configuration. The 9500 MXC provides an effective solution for high capacity applications addressing the needs of a growing segment. Microwave solutions for high capacity applications are particularly important with the introduction of UMTS and HSDPA in mobile networks, due to the renewal of television networks with launch of DVB-T and DVB-H, and because of the popularity of broadband networks.
The 9500 MCX supports SDH/SONET and "super PDH" applications going up to 75 E1/100DS1, with higher flexibility afforded by its integrated cross connection capabilities. Additionally, the product fits well for fixed applications including DSLand WiMAX backhauling due to its multiple interfaces: PDH, SDH and Ethernet with integrated layer-2 switching.
The 9500 MXC is a complete, homogeneous and high-reliability series from 6 to 38 GHz. While its unique network management solutions serve both small and large networks, its compact design enables easy installation and ensures that maximum commonality is achieved across frequencies and capacities.