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February 19, 2013

Fastback Networks Unveils Intelligent Wireless Transport Devices

By Rajani Baburajan
TMCnet Contributor


Fastback Networks, a provider of next-generation mobile infrastructure technologies, has unveiled a new class of intelligent wireless transport devices that enable the wireless delivery of a wide range of services in both Line of Sight (LOS) and completely Non Line of Sight (NLOS) conditions.

The new class of devices combines the patented radio and data networking technology. It combines advanced silicon for wireless infrastructure and Carrier Ethernet switching with the company’s proprietary architecture, software, hardware and algorithms to meet the vastly changing requirements for transport in the rapidly emerging new mobile network, the company said.

The Fastback solution uniquely adapts to Line of Sight or total Non Line of Sight conditions. This capability has been trademarked Any Line of Sight. The technology enables unprecedented performance of 500 Mbps with less than 500 microseconds of latency in both NLOS and LOS conditions.

The solution allows mobile network operators to deploy small cells in any location without line of sight or access to fiber constraints. It also allows fiber network operators to assure delivery of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services over wireless to locations that previously could not be served.

The Fastback solution, which combines advanced radio and data network technology, is currently in trials with Tier 1 mobile network and service operators. It eliminates the technology barriers that have made backhaul a stumbling block to widespread deployment of small cell networks, company officials said.

"The Fastback solution was built with radio technology developed specifically to deliver Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services in any radio line of sight conditions, including sustained high performance in both throughput and latency, over the air security, and packet-based 1588v2 timing and synchronization," said Kevin Negus, CTO and co-founder, Fastback Networks, in a statement.

Wireless backhaul is critical to large scale small cell deployment. 

"By marrying state-of-the-art high performance data networking with leading-edge radio design, Fastback Networks has succeeded in creating high capacity, carrier-grade backhaul solutions compatible with these large scale small cell deployments," said Nick Marshall principal analyst, ABI Research (News - Alert).

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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