Airspan Adds 5 GHz Unlicensed Bands and "Fat Pipe Strong Pipe" Technology to Its iBridge Small Cell Backhaul Technology
BARCELONA, SPAIN, Feb 25, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of 4G LTE broadband
wireless access networks, announced today that it is has added IEEE
802.11ac 5GHz unlicensed LOS capability to its existing NLOS licensed
band support. This addition is supported by the launch of the "Fat
Pipe Strong Pipe" (FPSP) engine that allows dynamic augmentation of
robust licensed band links with large 80 and 160 MHz IEEE 802.11ac
The FPSP engine is an innovative "Packet by Packet" Ethernet packet
classification and selection transport hub which ensures the highest
performance while maintaining full end-to-end QoS for different
traffic types. FPSP does this by dynamically selecting licensed or
unlicensed radio paths in real-time. This technology operates in
Point to Multipoint and Relay modes.
Paul Senior, CTO of Airspan Networks, commented, "Small cell rollout
requires a backhaul toolset. Licensed and unlicensed backhaul
technologies each have their own strengths and weaknesses. We have
combined these into a single package, with a single management
framework that allows carriers to benefit from the use of 1Gbit/s
unlicensed band links where available, without sacrificing the
quality and robustness of using Sub 5 GHz NLOS licensed backhaul."
Airspan's iBridge backhaul solution building blocks include;
-- iBridge Feeder Base - using an AirSynergy 2000 node
-- iBridge Feeder Terminal - using an AirSynergy 2000 node
-- iBridge Feeder Relay - using an AirSynergy 2000 node
-- iBridge CPE using either a Switched Beam or High Gain Directional
-- iBridge module for integration into third-party small cells
All iBridge nodes are designed to support either single or dual FPSP
Licensed band support includes;
-- 400-700 MHz, 700-800 MHz, 1.4 GHz, 1.8 GHz
-- 2.3-2.4 GHz, 2.5-2.7 GHz, 3.3-3.8 GHz
-- 4.9 GHz, 5.1 GHz, and 5.9-6.4 GHz
Unlicensed bands support includes 5.1-5.9 GHz
Airspan solutions address the needs of carriers, operators and
industrial applications across the globe. Airspan products include
indoor and outdoor Pico cells, compact outdoor Micro and Macro base
stations, a wide variety of user devices, and advanced core network
products providing 4G LTE connectivity solutions operating in bands
from 400 MHz up to 6.4 GHz.
About Airspan Networks Inc.
Airspan (PINKSHEETS: AIRO) is a leading
4G wireless solution provider. With over 1000 customers in over 100
countries and as a top vendor for carrier-class broadband wireless
solutions, Airspan is recognized as a leader and pioneer in 4G and
broadband wireless technologies. Providing an expansive product
portfolio, Airspan offers customers the widest selection of 4G
products in the industry with an unsurpassed level of technology to
benefit their business case. www.airspan.com.
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