Multi-Gigabit IP/MPLS MW Transmission

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OmniBAS™ is a multi-Gigabit smart packet Point-to-Point microwave (PtP MW) solution that ideally fits today's and tomorrow's bandwidth-intensive IP/MPLS transmission applications.

OmniBAS™ ideally implements the MW access & aggregation segments of mobile 4G+ / 5G networks, extends the reach of fixed broadband to rural areas and rapidly deploys IP/MPLS communication and control links for utility companies and governmental agencies. It offers multi-Gigabit IP radio capacity supporting market-leading modulations (4096-QAM) and channels up to 112 MHz, while at the same time enables an evolved and smooth migration to an IP/MPLS architecture. Legacy (TDM/SDH) services are seamlessly transported over Pseudowires with carrier-class reliability and the highest availability.

OmniBAS™ allows highly-flexible and cost-optimized link configurations through the use of all-outdoor (OmniBAS™-BX, OmniBAS™-OSDR) and split-mount (OmniBAS-2Wcx) units in tail sites, or through medium/high nodal solutions (OmniBAS-4Wv2 and OmniBAS-4Wcx / OmniBAS-4Wv2e, OmniBAS-4Wr and OmniBAS-8W) in traffic aggregation sites, all from the same platform.

OmniBAS™ CBAN (Converged Backhaul Aggregation Node), in particular, is a unique multi-technology solution allowing aggregation of PtP, Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) and E-Band links, and supporting a wide range of connectivity options (E1, SDH, GbE, 10GbE).

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OmniBAS Indoor Units

The advanced radio and smart packet networking features of OmniBAS™ products assure bandwidth optimization, carrier-class service delivery and highest-possible availability.


  • Market-leading radio capacity and functionality
  • Future-proof functionality for 5G backhaul
  • Ready for the IP/MPLS world - single technology investment for advanced backhaul and access needs
  • Unmatched agility: all-outdoor and split-mount, higher-nodal hubs and ring configurations
  • Compatible with OmniBAS all-outdoor units (OmniBAS-BX, OSDR) for flexible last-mile MW topologies
  • Unified backhaul for macro sites and small cells with CBAN
  • OmniBAS-4Wcx is part of the Dual-Band solution (with UltraLink-GX80)
  • Powerful end-to-end service & network management

A Unique Family of Highly-Valued Products

The OmniBAS™ comprehensive portfolio of IP MW products allows for flexible deployments and optimized Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):

  • Highly-advanced, low-profile indoor units:
    • OmniBAS™-2Wcx (1 RU): with six GbE Interfaces and two modular modem cards (56, 112MHz) for configurations up to 1+1 / 2+0 / XPIC 2+0 , from the same chassis for lower CapEx.
    • OmniBAS™-4Wcx (1 RU): with two built-in modems and expandable with 2 additional modem cards 112 MHz (same with OmniBAS-2Wcx) to support configurations up to 4+0/2+2/ 2 x XPIC 2+0; OmniBAS-4Wcx is optimized for 10GbE interface requirements.
    • OmniBAS™-8W (2 RU) / OmniBAS-4Wr (2 RU): unmatched modularity, up to eight radios from the same chassis (with modems 56 or 112 MHz / double modems 112 MHz), 10GbE, GbE, E1 & STM-1 capabilities and full redundancy for control and communication modules - optimized for higher-nodal , XPIC and CBAN applications.
    • OmniBAS™-4W (1RU): modular unit based on OmniBAS™-8W cards, supporting up to eight radios (with double modem cards 112 MHz) from the same chassis - also optimized for nodal and XPIC applications.
  • Compact high-performance outdoor units (ODUs):
    • Frequencies 6 to 38 GHz
    • Market-leading modulation up to 4096-QAM
    • Software-defined channel size (7 / 14 / 28 / 56 / 112 MHz)
    • Sub-band free ODU versions at 13 and 18 GHz
  • Full set of ancillaries and compact integrated antennas and couplers with XPIC capabilities


  • Managed by state-of-the-art element / network / service unified management suite (uni|MS™).
  • Embedded Web Node Manager
  • G.826 statistics for radio paths.
  • RMON statistics for Ethernet and radio ports.
  • SNMPv3
  • SDN: NETCONF / Yang

Rich Features for Unlimited Possibilities

OmniBAS™ combines leading capacity with superior radio characteristics and advanced IP/MPLS functionality to deliver top-notch performance:

  • Leading full duplex 0.55 / 1 Gbit/s radio throughput over a single 56/ 112 MHz channel.
  • Double throughput with XPIC.
  • Multi-carrier Radio Link Aggregation (RLA) for multi-gigabit link capacity, load balancing among air links, and increased availability.
  • Hitless adaptive modulation (up to 4096-QAM) for optimum bandwidth utilization and lower CapEx & OpEx.
  • Pre-Distortion (PD) for extended range support and high availability even at higher modulations.
  • LDPC and Reed Solomon FEC for robust operation.
  • Evolution with IP/MPLS functionality.
  • Advanced traffic handling and QoS:
    • IEEE 802.1Q (Virtual LAN) & IEEE 802.1p (QoS)
    • IEEE 802.1ad (provider bridging, Q in Q)
    • Packet classification per VLAN / P-Bits / DSCP / MPLS exp / IPv6 QoS
    • Eight QoS queues with configurable queue size
    • Two-rate, three-color policer (2R3CP)
    • SP / WRR / WFQ scheduling
    • WRED congestion control
    • Egress traffic shaping per port
    • Multilayer header compression
    • Jumbo frames 9,600 bytes
    • Encryption AES 256 (FIPS-197)
    • H-QoS
    • Automatic ETH-BNM (G.8013 / Y.1731)
    • ITU-T G.8032v2 (Ethernet Ring Protection)
    • IEEE 802.1w (RSTP), IEEE 802.1s (MSTP)
    • IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation ), static and LACP
    • LLDP
  • Efficient Ethernet OAM (IEEE 802.1ag (CFM), ITU-T Y.1731 (PM) , IEEE 802.3ah (EFM)), for end-to-end management.
  • System synchronization:
    • Synchronous Ethernet (ITU-T G.8261 / G.8262. G.8264 (ESMC))
    • IEEE 1588v2 TC/BC
    • E1 / STM-1 (VC-12)-based.

OmniBAS™ supports a large variety of network topologies that meet the transmission requirements of:

  • Mobile 4G / 5G backhaul networks
  • Leasing services for CLECs / ISPs
  • Resilient network infrastructures
  • Rural networks
  • Unified multi-technology IP/MPLS backhaul

Two indicative OmniBAS™ deployment examples are shown below.

Mobile Backhaul

A wide range of last-mile and nodal deployment scenarios can be implemented for mobile backhaul, as prescribed by the IP backhaul agility of the OmniBAS™ product family.

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Typical backhaul architecture with OmniBAS™ family of products

Protected Ethernet Rings

By using several OmniBAS units, native Ethernet rings can be implemented, as defined in the ITU-T G.8032v2 specification. Such rings will have the following characteristics:

  • Protection and recovery switching within 50 ms.
  • Efficient bandwidth utilization of ring traffic with multiple instances.
  • Multiple and interconnected rings.
  • Automatic reversion mechanism upon fault recovery.
Realization of Ethernet rings (as per ITU-T G.8032)
Realization of Ethernet rings (as per ITU-T G.8032v2)