Wednesday, February 18, 2009

EB Introduces WiMAX Base Station Framework

Elektrobit (EB) has developed a customizable mobile WiMAX base station framework to help network equipment suppliers reduce costs and accelerate their entrance into the market. EB's framework ties together both digital signal processors and analog technology from Texas Instruments and compact, highly-flexible Remote Radio Heads from Radiocomp.

EB envisions its mobile WiMAX base station framework to be leveraged among a diverse customer base, with multiple user cases. Examples include:

Deployable Network Node: A fully featured, all-in-one Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e) network node, this solution is geared toward the need for rapid deployment of a mobile network in a site-less environment - including emergency locations and integration into vehicles (SUVs, police cars, and fire trucks). This solution enables quick capacity ramp-up, and also addresses coverage gaps. The integrated self-backhaul enables lower CAPEX, by eliminating the need for expensive backhaul in telecom networks, and enables remote deployment especially for public safety and defense needs.

Relay Base Station: The relay base station is a mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e) network node, with 802.16j relay extension. Typical uses can be seen where there are coverage and capacity gaps, such as in urban canyons, metropolitan regions, sporting and event arenas, and other large indoor environments. This solution is fast to build and cost efficient to deploy; lowering overall network CAPEX. The system can also be used for quick capacity and coverage ramp-ups in special conditions, including public safety and defense environments.

Macro Base Station: The basic high-capacity base station providing high-capacity connectivity for broadband triple-play services covering long distances. The macro base station enables scalable, carrier-class solutions that support hundreds of users with reliable and differentiated services via a single base station.