Networks internationally seek multi-gigabit wireless solutions to satiate mobile users around the world. As smartphones and tablets start replacing personal computers, wireless networks must provide reliable broadband service at all times.
BridgeWave (News - Alert) Communications is upping the ante with its Millimeter Wave 4G/LTE Backhaul Solutions with Flex4G. This new platform can be easily integrated with many of the advanced features in today’s networks, so operators can minimize the cost of ownership.
The demand for mobile traffic is growing at such an astounding rate, and is forecasted to increase 13-fold between 2012 and 2017 – a CAGR of 66 percent. The amount of data created on mobile devices will also be an incredible figure, expected to reach 11.2 Exabyte per month – one Exabyte equaling 1,073,741,824 gigabytes.
With this much data, the network of the future must be able to handle large traffic demands, while at the same time offering flexibility and scalability.
The Flex4G has exclusive Silicon Germanium RF technology, enabling it to perform high-power operations with outstanding reliability. The digital signal processing technology has a line-rate full-duplex 1Gbps in an ETSI (News - Alert)-standard single 250 MHz channel, using 32QAM modulation. This solution provides better link budgets when compared to solutions with 64QAM.
The built-in low-latency switch has Carrier-Ethernet capability, which provides wide area networking (WAN) scalable beyond 10Gbps.
"The holy grail in MMW backhaul has been the combination of high capacity in a lightly utilized and licensed frequency band with a cost structure comparable to that of traditional microwave products. Flex4G achieves this mission based on BridgeWave's highly integrated Silicon Germanium, mQFN packaging and digital signal processing technologies," said Amir Makleff (News - Alert), president and CEO at BridgeWave Communications.
Microwave technology and the young millimeter wave market are competing in the same industry for the last mile. The advantage of the millimeter platform is that it is available in a broader spectrum with a lower spectrum license cost, potentially allowing it to overtake microwave technology.
Edited by Braden Becker