Bravo Tech, Inc. (News - Alert) has signed a partnership agreement with E-Band Communications, a manufacturer of 80 GHz backhaul solutions for 4G/LTE networks. The two companies set out to develop a Distributed Antenna System or DAS, provided with a wireless Common Public Radio Interface or CPRI backhaul.
“Our backhaul radio enables a high level of flexibility because it is a small-cell backhaul solution that expands capacity and coverage of macro cells,” said Saul Umbrasas, co-founder of E-Band. “Now network operators can put their DAS anywhere they want and connect with a very low latency wireless link using the CPRI protocol. For E-Band, it’s really a new application that expands our horizons and our addressable market.”
The partnership will have BTI include E-Band’s wireless backhaul solution with its mBSC-H high power DAS unit, capable of extending wireless coverage. The new system also allows easy deployment besides facilitating the locating of DAS nodes. DAS consists of a network of spatially separated antenna nodes in an area.
A transport medium offers wireless services connecting the nodes to a common source.
DAS will become crucial for networks as more mobile operators are desirous to expand the reach of 4G networks to increase their global capacity. DAS employs a fiber optic backhaul generally. It is expected that the E-Band solution will let carriers deploy DAS in cases where using fiber optic cables may be prohibitive.
“Our partnership with E-Band enables our customers to reduce costs and deployment time with an efficient wireless backhaul solution,” said Ray Brunet, Director of Sales Engineering at BTI. “Smartphones the user demands on wireless networks today will constantly drive our customers to utilize innovative and cost effective solutions to expand network capacity and coverage.”
Bravo Tech provides wireless coverage solutions, power amplifiers and RF subsystems. Along with wireless carriers and base station original equipment manufacturers, Bravo strives to create high performance solutions.
E-Band Communications Corp. recently announced the first E-band 64QAM-based radio. Known as E-Link Eagle, the radio is based on a software-defined proprietary digital modem technology enabling modulation schemes from BPSK to 64QAM. It also provides data throughput from 50 Mbps to 3000 Mbps. The E-Link Eagle’s hardware platform features E-Band’s transceiver with +24dBm power output and a low noise front end, along with a carrier-grade Ethernet switch.
Edited by Braden Becker