Multi-Gigabit Agile 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 transmission applications.

OmniBAS™ ideally implements the MW access & aggregation segments of mobile 4G / 4G+ / 5G heterogeneous networks, extends the reach of fixed broadband to rural areas and rapidly deploys IP communication and control links for utility companies and governmental agencies. It offers multi-Gigabit IP radio capacity supporting market-leading modulations up to 4096-QAM, while at the same time enables an evolved and smooth migration to an all-IP 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™ OSDR) and split-mount (OmniBAS-2Wcx, OmniBAS-2W) units in tail sites, or through medium/high nodal solutions (OmniBAS-4W / 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, E3, SDH, GbE, 10GbE).

The advanced radio and smart packet networking features of OmniBAS™ products assure bandwidth optimization, carrier-class service delivery and highest-possible availability. The per-link line rate, on a single 56/112 MHz channel, reaches up to 880/1760 Mbit/s (1,700 / 3200 Mbits/s with XPIC), while a single 1RU (2RU) indoor unit can support up to four (eight) links and eight (sixteen) radios . Moreover, advanced IP packet optimization techniques increase throughput even further.


  • Market-leading radio capacity and functionality
  • Future-proof functionality for 5G backhaul
  • Ready for the all-IP world - single technology investment for advanced backhaul needs
  • Unmatched agility: all-outdoor and split-mount, higher-nodal hubs and ring configurations
  • Unique Outdoor Software-Defined Radio (OSDR) for flexible last-mile MW topologies
  • Unified HetNet backhaul with CBAN
  • Powerful end-to-end service & network management

A Unique Family of Highly-Valued Products

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

  • Highly-advanced, low-profile indoor units:
    • OmniBAS™-2W/-2Wcx (1RU): up to 1+1 / 2+0 configurations from the same chassis for lower CapEx. OmniBAS™-2Wcx also supports XPIC 2+0
    • OmniBAS™-8W (2RU): unmatched modularity, up to 16 radios from the same chassis, E1, E3 & 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 from the same chassis - also optimized for nodal and XPIC applications.
  • Compact high-performance outdoor units (ODUs) and all-outdoor radios based on OSDR:
    • Market-leading modulation up to 4096-QAM
    • Software-defined channel size (7 / 14 / 28 / 56 / 112 MHz)
  • 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 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • NETCONF/Yang, ONF TR-532

Rich Features for Unlimited Possibilities

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

  • Leading full duplex 555 / 1110 Mbit/s radio throughput over a single 56/ 112 MHz channel.
  • Excessive full-duplex 880 / 1760 Mbit/s line rate over a single 56 / 112 MHz channel.
  • Double throughput with XPIC
  • Unique possibility to have up to 4 protected XPIC links from just 1 RU form factor (OmniBAS™-4W) and a denser 16-radio nodal configuration from just 2 RU with up to 16 Gbit/s net radio throughput (OmniBAS™-8W).
  • 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.
  • Multi-carrier Radio Link Aggregation (RLA) for higher total logical link capacity, load balancing among air links, and increased availability.
  • 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 and payload compression
    • Jumbo frames 9,600 bytes
    • Encryption AES 256 as specified by FIPS-197
    • MEF 9 & MEF 14 compliant for EPL, EVPL and ELAN
    • H-QoS (CE 2.0)
    • BNM (G.8013/Y.1731) - Bandwidth Notification Message
    • ITU-T G.8032v2 (Ethernet Ring Protection)
    • IEEE 802.1w (RSTP), IEEE 802.1s (MSTP)
    • IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation )
    • IP/MPLS
  • System synchronization:
    • Synchronous Ethernet (ITU-T G.8261 / G.8262. G.8264 (ESMC))
    • IEEE 1588v2
    • E1 / E3 / STM-1 (VC-12)-based.
  • Efficient Ethernet OAM (IEEE 802.1ag (CFM), ITU-T Y.1731 (PM) , IEEE 802.3ah (EFM)), for end-to-end management.
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Typical backhaul architecture with OmniBAS™ family of products

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

  • Mobile 3G / 4G / 5G backhaul networks
  • Leasing services for CLECs / ISPs
  • Resilient network infrastructures
  • Rural networks
  • Unified multi-technology 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.

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.
  • Automatic reversion mechanism upon fault recovery.
  • Multiple and interconnected rings.
Realization of Ethernet rings (as per ITU-T G.8032)
Realization of Ethernet rings (as per ITU-T G.8032v2)

The OmniBAS™ split-mount systems comprise indoor units (IDUs) - inclusive of OmniBAS™-2Wcx, OmniBAS™-2W, OmniBAS™-4W and OmniBAS™-8W - as well as compact outdoor units (ODUs) with integrated antennas and couplers.

Technical Characteristics:



OmniBAS-2Wcx is a compact 1 RU IDU, environmentally-hardened , configured with one or two modems.

Robust operation from a compact design
  • Configurations 1+0, 2+0/1+1, XPIC 2+0.
  • Up to 2 x 555 Mbit/s radio throughput and 2 x 880 Mbit/s line rate.
  • Environmentally hardened
Traffic Interfaces
  • 4 x GbE (electrical) & 2 x GbE (SFP).
  • 16 x E1.



OmniBAS-2W is a modular 1 RU IDU accommodating up to two modems. It can be positioned at the edge of the network, or can be used as a repeater and even as a ring node.

High Performance & Robust Operation
  • Up to two modem / IF cards.
  • Configuration options (1+0 / 2+0 / 1+1).
  • Up to 2 x 555 Mbit/s radio throughput and 2 x 880 Mbit/s line rate.
Traffic Interfaces
  • 4 x GbE (electrical) & 2 x GbE (SFP).
  • 16 x E1.



OmniBAS™-8W is a native-IP, highly-modular indoor unit 2 RU capable of simultaneously accommodating eight modem cards, two interface cards and two controller cards in the same chassis.

High Performance & Robust Operation with up to 16 Radios
  • Option for full control card redundancy
  • Option for power supply protection
  • Up to eight modem cards (XPIC ready)
  • Configuration options (1+0 to 8+0 or 1+1 to 4+4 or XPIC 2+0 to 4 x XPIC2+0)
  • With the new double modem cards, 16 radios can be supported in configurations up to 8 + 8 & 8 x XPIC2+0
  • Up to 16 Gbit/s gross radio capacity

Modems can be chosen flexibly depending on the type of the connected radio equipment. For ODU radios, coaxial IF cables will be used, whilst for all-outdoor OmniBAS™ OSDRs, connections will be via Ethernet cabling

OmniBAS™-8W constitutes the base for the leading CBAN (Converged Backhaul Aggregation Node), which flexibly supports all MW technologies required for HetNet backhauling.

Traffic Interfaces
  • (2 x 10GbE, 2 x GbE (electrical) & 2 x GbE (SFP)) or (2 x GbE (electrical) & 4 x GbE (SFP)) per control card
  • 16 or 32 x E1, per interface card (optional)
  • E3, per interface card (optional)
  • 2 or 4 x STM-1 (VC-12), per interface card (optional)
  • 4 x GbE, per interface card (optional)



OmniBAS™-4W is a native-IP, modular indoor unit 1 RU capable of simultaneously accommodating up to four modem cards, one interface card and one controller card, all based on the OmnIBAS™-8W cards.

High Performance & up to Eight Radios in 1 RU: Ideal for Housing in an Outdoor Cabinet
  • Up to four modem cards (XPIC ready)
  • Configuration options (1+0 to 4+0 or 1+1 to 2+2 or XPIC 2+0 to XPIC 2+2)
  • With the new double modem cards eight radios can be supported in configuration up to 4 + 4 & 4 x XPIC2+0
  • Up to 8 Gbit/s gross radio capacity
Traffic Interfaces
  • (2 x 10GbE, 2 x GbE (electrical) & 2 x GbE (SFP)) or (2 x GbE (electrical) & 4 x GbE (SFP)) per control card
  • 16 or 32 x E1 (optional)
  • E3, per interface card (optional)
  • 2 or 4 x STM-1 (VC-12) (optional)
  • 4 x GbE, per interface card (optional)



Half-rack indoor unit 1 RU, which acts as expansion PonE unit for connecting and controlling up to four all-outdoor OmniBAS™ OSDR systems.

  • 4 x GbE (electrical, PonE enabled) & 2 x GbE (SFP).
  • 16 x E1

Outdoor Unit (ODU)

Outdoor unit
  • Complete homogeneous family from 6 GHz to 38 GHz.
  • Outstanding radio performance for high availability and extended ranges.
  • Software-defined channel size from 7 MHz to 56 MHz.
  • New ultra-slim ODU also supports 112 MHz
  • Modulation from 4-QAM to 4096-QAM
  • Ultra compact design:
    • Low weight (from ~ 4 kg to less than 2 kg depending on frequency)
    • Easy to install
  • Integrated antennas and couplers:
    • Wide range of integrated antennas 0.3 m (1 ft) / 0.6 m (2 ft) / 0.8 m (3 ft) / 1.2 (4 ft) / 1.8 m (6 ft)
    • Symmetrical & asymmetrical integrated couplers