Digital microwave radio
A view of a SIAE B series digital microwave radio. Once a common sight at many Orange installations, they are now almost all completely replaced with more modern equipment that increases transmission capacity and tsaves physical space.
Orange UK, which is soon to merge with T-Mobile UK, invited Computer Weekly to its network management centre and R&D lab in Bristol.
The centre manages three main networks: the actual mobile telephony network, the firm's internal IT network, and the extranet that links Orange to its national network of retail outlets.