The Alcatel MDR-6000 is a family of low capacity digital radios available in a multitude of frequency bands from 2 GHz to 11 GHz. They provide solutions for common carrier, private networks and government agencies. The MDR-6000 is available in 2, 4, 8, 12 or 16 DS1, making it ideal for spur routes. Traffic capacity upgrades are easily accomplished with the replacement of small sub-boards called capacity keys.
These radios are available in two modulation schemes: 32 Trellis Coded Modulation (TCM) and 128 TCM. The MDR-6500 Series (32 TCM) is best suited for longer paths as it provides higher system gain. The MDR-6700 Series (128 TCM) is ideal in frequency congested areas when spectral efficiency is needed.
The more common configurations of the Alcatel MDR-6000 Microwave Radio Series are:
MDR-6502 MDR-6706 MDR-6510 MDR-6711
MDR-6702 MDR-6508 MDR-6710
MDR-6506 MDR-6708 MDR-6511