Integrated WiMAX and LTE Multi-Platform Base Station
Airspan Networks is addressing a growing demand for 4G connectivity worldwide. The use of mobile broadband services is accelerating at exceptional rates with increased applications such as gaming, social networking and video for mobile devices. 4G, namely WiMAX and LTE, enables users to carry the same user experience they have at home or in the office while they are on-the-go.
Airspan's Air4G base station ensures the highest quality, capacity and range on a network while meeting the requirements of a wide variety of applications for carriers and operator as well as vertical markets such as smart utilities, transportation and public safety.
4G connectivity means that a user can enjoy bandwidth intensive applications while on the move - whether in a car or on a train. This works due to the network support for handoffs and roaming. Airspan solutions maintain a connection while the user moves across cell borders, essentially handing off the service from one base station to the next. Air4G operates in the 700 MHz, 1.4, 2.3-2.7 and 3.3-3.8 GHz bands. Air4G has variants with two transmitters and four receivers as well as variants with four transmitters and four receivers. Air4G has TDD and FDD variants.
Air4G is interoperable with end devices of all form factors, based on all leading chips. It is also interoperable with various core network solutions.
The unique form factor of Air4G secures the investment of the operator and minimizes the OPEX and CAPEX. Yet, Air4G has advanced capabilities such as MIMO and advanced Frequency Domain Scheduling. These capabilities enable higher throughput and capacity and better use of the spectrum.
4G CONNECTIVITY - CHOOSE YOUR FLAVORS
Air4G is able to operate both WiMAX and LTE platforms at the same time. This means that a migration from one technology to the other is possible. Since immediately switching all the devices on a network to LTE is unrealistic, operators can now count on a single base station deployment that can support both WiMAX and LTE devices at the same time allowing for a gradual migration to LTE with uninterrupted customer service. Air4G allows the operator to benefit from the best of both worlds. VPNs and other VLAN-based services can be operated over WiMAX, while at the same time Air4G can serve advanced mobile LTE end devices.
INNOVATIVE RADIO TECHNOLOGY
Air4G employs software defined radio (SDR) technology, together with two transmit paths and four receive paths, antennas and GPS receiver all in a highly integrated, physically small and light, all outdoor package. Air4G has been designed and optimized for the 700 MHz, 2.3, 2.5 and 3.3-3.8 GHz Mobile WiMAX/LTE bands. The product has been designed to address the markets needs by supporting the current and future air interfaces thanks to its SDR technology.
When running mobile WiMAX, Air4G supports 3.5, 7 and 10MHz channel sizes. However, the product is capable of supporting 2x7 and 2x10 MHz (using dual PHY/MAC) channels doubling the capacity of the sector. When running LTE, Air4G supports all LTE channel sizes starting at 1.4 MHz and going up to 20 MHz. Air4G can also run WiMAX and LTE at the same time. A possible migration from WiMAX to LTE may start with Air4G supporting one or two WiMAX channels of 10MHz, then moving to one 10MHz channel running WiMAX and another 10 MHz channel running LTE and finally running 20MHz LTE, at a point where the operator does not need to serve any WiMAX end devices. Air4G roadmap includes support in four (4) transmitters and four (4) receivers as well as FDD.
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