Airspan introduces 4G small cell base station


Airspan Networks, a provider of broadband wireless access
networks, announced the launch of Air4Gs, a carrier-grade, compact 4G base
station, offering a cost-optimized solution to operators and vertical markets
such as smart grid.


Air4Gs addresses connectivity needs of rural and low
population density applications, as well as filling in coverage on the edge of
an urban service area.


Air4Gs can be integrated into existing Airspan supported
networks by utilizing the same core network products, network management
software and end user devices.


Similar in architecture to the flagship, macro Air4G base
station, Air4Gs complements the current Airspan 4G product portfolio, matching
the traffic demands of customer networks.


Air4Gs, weighing only 10 kg/23 lb, harnesses features
such as advanced fractional frequency reuse and all-in-one/all-outdoor
architecture, packed into a small 2 transmitter/2 receiver (2Tx/2Rx) platform.


It has been designed to operate in standalone mode,
requiring no ASN-Gateway and therefore allowing an extremely low-cost initial
fixed deployment. The product is standards-based and communicates with a large
variety of user devices.


“Air4Gs offers uncompromised performance with a
unique combination of power and affordability,” said Amit Ancikovsky,
president of Products and Sales, Airspan.


There are certain deployment scenarios that simply do not
need the power of a macro base station but still need range and capacity.
Air4Gs offers this at a moderate price point to help operators meet their
business models.


Airspan’s goal is to continue to develop products that
enable its customers to deploy flexible solutions that maximize their
efficiency and minimize their expenses.


The new product operates in the 1.4, 2.x, and 3.x GHz
frequency bands and is FCC certified to operate in the full 50 MHz of the 3.65
band in the U.S. Incorporating its newest proprietary software enhancements to
this solution.


Airspan has created a lightweight, low power consumption
base station which supports; Extended range (more than 50 km); Fractional
Frequency Reuse (FFR), MIMO Matrix A and MIMO Matrix B; 3.5, 5, 7 and 10 MHz
channels; Advanced VLAN networking capabilities; Unique VoIP solution and
advanced power amplifiers with digital pre-distortion technology to improve
adjacent channel operation and frequency reuse.


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