Simplify, Optimize, and Reduce the Cost of RAN Backhaul

The Cisco MWR-2900 Series Mobile Wireless Routers are cell-site access gateways designed to optimize, aggregate, and transport mixed-generation radio access network (RAN) traffic. They support efficient and cost-effective backhaul of RAN traffic from the cell site over T1, E1, Carrier Ethernet, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and IP transport networks.

Important Features

The Cisco MWR-2900 Series routers support a variety of backhaul transport solutions for mobile Internet operators with Global System for Mobile (GSM), Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS), and WiMAX networks. The platform provides:

  • Small form factor for cell sites
  • Universal DC power supply
  • Extended operating temperature
  • Front panel access cabling and LED indicators
  • Hardware-accelerated network services
  • Unique software bundle for RAN transport and optimization
  • Industry-standard clocking options
  • Cisco IOS Software service-level agreement

Key Innovations

  • Future-ready cell-site RAN transport platform
  • Support for all clock synchronization technologies
  • RAN optimization maximizes GSM General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) edge, UMTS High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) voice and data call density per T1 or E1 circuit over the RAN

Key Services

  • IP/MPLS and Carrier Ethernet RAN backhaul
  • Optimized RAN transport over IP
  • Cell-site operations support networks
  • Cell-site IP points of presence