Microwave links continue to be extremely important as a
transmission technology. By means of continual ongoing development and
adaptation to state-of-the-art technology, microwave continues to be an
indispensable transmission medium in modern digital telecommunications.
Many well-known suppliers of telecommunications equipment
include microwave links in their range of products. Examples of these suppliers
are Alcatel-Lucent (since 2016 part of Nokia), Ericsson (both traditionally and since taking over the relevant
product ranges of Bosch and Marconi), Huawei, NEC, Nokia (since taking over the
relevant product ranges of Nokia and Siemens) and SIAE microelettronica.
The special nature of this technology enables highly specific
applications. In certain conditions transmission by microwave is not just as
good as line-based network transmission but instead clearly superior.