Synchronous EDX family is used for mobile backhaul

arcutronix‘ synchronous Ethernet devices are used to connect mobile antennas by Virgin Media.

A rapid change is currently ongoing in the Ethernet technology. While Ethernet was formerly known as a typical asynchronous medium, the usage in access networks and in mobile technology, more and more synchronicity is required. arcutronix took this trend into account and equipped their successful Ethernet products with Synchronous Ethernet (Sync -E) some time ago. This development step is now showing signs of success. The British provider Virgin Media realizes mobile backhauling for mobile operators in the UK with technique from arcutronix. For this service, the synchronous EDX family was selected as the connection technology between the exchange end and antenna location.
Jürgen Schröder, CEO of arcutronix , is pleased with the success: "Our devices not only offer excellent technology, but can be used by the family thought both at the antenna location as well as in the exchange. The interviews with the managers at Virgin Media have shown very quickly that our solution is a perfect fit. The management skills and the high quality in the synchronous transmission using Sync Ethernet tipped the balance. "

About Virgin Media
Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.
The company’s cable network – the result of multi-billion pound private investment – delivers ultrafast broadband to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 152Mb, as well as market leading connectivity to thousands of public and private sector organisations across the country.
Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of British households.
The world’s first virtual mobile network was launched by Virgin Media and it is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.
Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 24 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.