ISP and infrastructure solutions

Ericsson MINI-LINK is a series of commercially very successful microwave links. They are used world-wide for back-hauling GSM BTS and UMTS Node-B, i.e. for the A-bis and IuB-links.

Ericsson MINI-LINK Digital Microwave is LTE ready, easy and simple to install and also is the world's leading microwave solution, suitable for any network scenario. It enables flexible and speedy network rollout, and provides gigabit capacity and carrier-grade availability. The complete solution includes Mini Link Manager ServiceOn Element, a common management system for all of Ericsson's microwave products. Ericsson's microwave offering consists of a number of products:

  • MINI-LINK TN, a modular solution for evolving networks providing transport technology flexibility and integrated traffic handling
  • MINI-LINK CN, compact and cost efficient hop solutions for microwave transport
  • MINI-LINK PT, all outdoor solutions for packet microwave transport
  • MINI-LINK SP, multi access aggregation node and indoor unit for MINI-LINK PT
  • MINI-LINK LH, an Ethernet Trunk Radio providing high capacities over long hops
  • Marconi LH, a compact high-capacity trunk radio solution for SDH

Reduce costs

Our microwave offering enables deployment, evolution and migration of networks in a cost-efficient, step-by-step fashion, and fully supports the concept of lowest cost of ownership.

The hardware is highly flexible, and the high production capacity, along with the ability to offer complete turnkey site solutions, enables quick and efficient roll out of individual hops or complete networks. Ericsson can deliver large quantities of equipment with short lead times.

Complete offering

This microwave offering is an important part of our Mobile Backhaul, which provides an end-to-end TDM and/or Ethernet backhaul solution that fully supports the vision of all-iP RAN over Ethernet and LTE ready.

Evolution of mobile backhaul networks

MINI-LINK supports Native Ethernet as well as Native TDM and a mix of them. This enables our customers to start with TDM traffic, add Ethernet when data traffic increases, and move to all Ethernet when required. MINI-LINK CN can be a perfect upgrade of MINI-LINK E at end sites. Fixed Broadband over Microwave; connecting Enterprises or rural areas to existing transport networks with microwave is a well proven cost efficient solution.