Alcatel-Lucent 9500 MPR (Microwave Packet Radio)The NOKIA (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) 9500 Microwave Packet Radio (MPR) enables smooth transformation of backhaul networks from TDM to IP – and provides efficient transport of multimedia traffic, while still supporting legacy TDM. It improves packet aggregation, increases bandwidth, optimizes Ethernet connectivity and delivers the quality of service needed to satisfy end users. With the NOKIA (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) 9500 MPR, networks can efficiently absorb rapid growth in multimedia traffic, because packets are handled natively and transmission is adapted to the propagation conditions and quality required by different types of services.

The 9500 MPR represents the new generation of NOKIA (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) microwave radio technology, which aims to revolutionize the market. This new technological product optimizes network transport, while diminishing costs.


  • Provides a completely new way for microwave radio to handle IP traffic – in its native form
  • Is compatible with the PDH and SDH technology already in place and works in a multi-vendor environment to protect operators’ investment
  • Provides innovative features that are not available from other vendors, including service-driven adaptive packet modulation, E1 in packet via pseudo-wire/CES (Circuit Emulation Services), multi-service aggregation layer, service-awareness and synchronization distribution. Competitors can only provide solutions based on traditional TDM platforms, which are not able to support these packet features, thus they cannot provide optimized Ethernet aggregation and radio transmission according to the service transported
  • Helps optimize the RAN with packet aggregation via standard protocols – without using the external boxes found in competing solutions
  • Within the NOKIA (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) Mobile IP Transformation Architecture, the 9500 MPR, together with the 7705 SAR cell aggregator, are both key elements of an NOKIA (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) cell site aggregation offering that enables IP/MPLS from the core to the cell site


  • The multi-service aggregation layer feature aggregates and carries over a common packet layer: TDM 2G, 3G and IP/Ethernet
  • This allows sharing a common packet transmission infrastructure, regardless of the nature of carried traffic. Mapping over Ethernet different access technologies is achieved by standardized protocols like circuit-emulation and pseudo-wire
  • Thanks to the Service Awareness feature, different end users services data flows are treat according to their QoS requirements while with TDM products there is no possibility to differentiate services with different QoS requirements
  • The 9500 MPR is a packet node meaning that it is on a single packet matrix with high switching capacity thanks to the common aggregation layer over Ethernet (>10 Gbps)
  • The Service-Driven Packet Adaptive Modulation allows it to fully exploit the air bandwidth by changing modulation scheme according to the propagation condition, associating with the different services quality the available transport capacity
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