|[February 24, 2014]
Fastback Networks and SIRADEL Partner to Enable a Single Network Design Solution for Wireless Small Cell Backhaul Across LOS, NLOS and nLOS Conditions
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Fastback Networks™ and SIRADEL (News - Alert) today announced a partnership to provide
a single design and planning solution for small cell backhaul network
design with high accuracy capability in both LOS and non line of sight
(NLOS) conditions. S_Backhaul leverages SIRADEL technology to enable
accurate design for installation of the Fastback Intelligent Backhaul
Radio (IBR™) in any line of sight (AnyLOS) conditions in unlicensed
bands. The solution addresses the new complexities and requirements for
network capacity planning of wireless small cell backhaul, accelerating
design and deployment.
The IBR radio characteristics are fully integrated into S_Backhaul, the
SIRADEL backhaul planning solution to accurately model the IBR radio
behavior. Backhaul link analysis includes LOS, NLOS, and nLOS path
prediction leveraging 3D GIS data to maximize accuracy. Leveraging
SIRADEL technology, S_Backhaul analyzes azimuth and elevation
components, horizontal and vertical polarization, as well as
self-interference and third party interference to predict IBR radio
paths. And an integrated capacity planning capability enables insights
for accurate prediction and planning before installation.
"The variety of small-cell locations within urban environments and the
requirements for availability on backhaul links is a new era in the
backhaul industry whose transitions need to be supported with suitable
design tools. Our fruitful cooperation with Fastback provides a cost
effective solution to design wireless small cell backhaul," said Laurent
Bouillot, CEO, SIRADEL.
"SIRADEL and Fastback have applied our complementary offerings to bring
customers a single effective and cost efficient tool for network
planning of small cell backhaul, regardless of radio propagation
environments," said Kevin J. Duffy, CEO & Co-founder, Fastback Networks.
"The resulting solution enables new levels of effective planning and
ease of installation critical to small cell deployments."
SIRADEL Backhaul Design
SIRADEL has a unique position combining expertise in 3D hig-resolution
GIS production and visualization, cutting-edge 3D propagation modeling
and advanced equipment features implementation. This combination in the
S_Backhaul tool is the perfect match to address the complexity of
backhaul link planning for small cell deployments. Accurate 3D design
enables the exact assessment of backhaul link performance for precise
deployment scenarios, whereas comprehensive 3D visualization leads to a
reduction of on-field site surveys and anticipation for equipment setup,
which reduces global installation time.
Fastback Intelligent Backhaul Radio
The IBR fuses high performance data networking with advanced radio
technology to achieve technical and economic breakthroughs that
eliminate previous limitations of mobile backhaul performance. This new
class of wireless device is an integrated carrier-grade switch and radio
purpose built for the requirements of the new mobile network. The IBR is
designed for high performance (up to 500Mbps), low latency (�500�sec),
and integrated Carrier Ethernet capabilities to support new architecture
and traffic requirements of the new mobile network. The Fastback
solution uniquely adapts to Line of Sight or complete Non Line of Sight
conditions, a capability that Fastback has trademarked, Any Line of
Sight™. For the first time, mobile network operators can deploy small
cells in any location without line of sight or access to fiber
constraints, and fiber network operators can assure delivery of Carrier
Ethernet 2.0 services over wireless to locations that previously could
not be served.
About Fastback Networks
Fastback Networks was founded with a vision to deliver innovative
technology for the mobile infrastructure of the future, enabling network
operators to deliver new services, tap new markets and monetize a new
generation of mobile applications. With insights derived from the
collective team's experience building leading edge radio and data
networking solutions, Fastback Networks looked at the challenges of
4G/LTE (News - Alert) deployment with fresh eyes and better ideas, and developed a
transformational solution that enables the acceleration of next
generation mobile services. Fastback Networks is a privately held
company funded by Matrix Partners, Foundation Capital, Granite Ventures,
and Juniper Networks (News - Alert) Junos Innovation Fund. More information is
available at www.fastbacknetworks.com.
With offices in France (Rennes, HQ), Canada (Toronto) and China
(Shanghai), SIRADEL encompass a unique capability of editing 3D city
models, and consulting for wireless 3D design and software for RF
engineers and decision makers. With 250+customers in more than 60
countries, including wireless carriers, vendors, energy providers,
regulators, governments, and municipalities, SIRADEL's solutions
optimize cost and performance of wireless networks (3G, 4G, Hetnet,
small cells, ...), energy networks (smart grid, E loss, E potential)
while minimizing human exposure to electromagnetic fields. SIRADEL
contributes to accelerate the convergence between wireless, fixed
networks and all urban infrastructures (energy, water, transport, …) and
brings solutions to connect people, objects and infrastructures. http://www.siradel.com
Fastback Networks, Intelligent Wireless Transport, and Any Line of
Sight, AnyLOS, are registered trademarks or trademarks of Fastback
Networks. Copyright 02/2014 Fastback Networks. All rights reserved.
Smart City Explorer is a trademark of SIRADEL. Copyright 2014 SIRADEL.
All rights reserved.
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