5AirHarmony 1000 and 4000 - Power and Performance in a compact form-factor
AirHarmony 1000 and 4000 provides the outdoor Micro layer of a Heterogeneous LTE-Advanced network deployment (HetNet). Advanced Release 10 feature sets include support for SON and advanced interference mitigation techniques which enables N=1 frequency re-use with the Umbrella Macro cell. The cooperative QoS over the Backhaul interface ensures the Quality of Experience (QoE) from the Micro eNodeB matches the experience from the Macro cell.
THE POWER OF HETNETS
As operators struggle to cope with growing customer demand for higher throughput, they are discovering that layering small base stations into a macro cell coverage area, enables a significant increase in network capacity by filling in coverage gaps and addressing actual traffic distribution where demand is highest. AirHarmony is ideal for these networks, delivering high data rates where needed most, whether at the macro cell edge or closer to the user base, maximizing coverage and customer satisfaction.
RELEASE 10 LTE-ADVANCED
AirHarmony supports 3GPP LTE Broadband access technologies; Airspan’s 3GPP LTE implementation is compliant with the 3GPP standards and has interoperable S1 and X2 interfaces and supports commercial GCF tested UE devices, including SmartPhones, Dongles and Tablet computers.
AirHarmony uses a unique combination of Software Defined Radio (SDR) and System-on-a-Chip (SoC) technologies to enable it to support a range of air interfaces simultaneously.
AirHarmony also supports tight integration with iBridge, Airspan’s small cell backhaul product. AirHarmony plus iBridge creates a single install process for LTE Access and Backhaul, and enables our “Just add Power” plug and play deployment method saving deployment CAPEX and OPEX.
AirHarmony Micro Cells can be installed on traditional tower sites, or on existing street furniture (lamp posts or utility poles) which are either OPEX free, or have nominal on-going expenses, thus avoiding the recurring costs associated with a traditional Macro site acquisition. Front mount antenna can be painted to blend with the environment and fit the pole color. AirHarmony also requires a fraction of the power of a Macro base station, further reducing the OPEX, and allowing renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, to be used.
PLUG AND PLAY
AirHarmony supports automated configuration from the management system, simplifying the installation of each base station. Full plug-and-play functionality, out-of-box to fully operational, within 20 minutes.
AirHarmony is a compact all-outdoor 3GPP LTE Micro Base Station, which can be installed without conventional indoor infrastructure and associated power and air-conditioning systems. The integration of wireless backhaul reduces the equipment installed per site, as separate backhaul infrastructure is not required. This in turn reduces spares holding and inventories. The iBridge backhaul supports self-healing, allowing the network to automatically recover in the event of failure. This increases overall service availability and customer satisfaction.
RADIO PLANNING with SON
AirHarmony is designed to integrate with standardized LTE Access SON solutions. Airspan’s SON solution, called AirSON, is layered and consists of both integrated eNodeB SON technology and a standardized SON interface for centralized SON.
The products self-configure, self-connect, and self-optimize. In addition, unlike conventional mobile network planning and design, expansion of the coverage area can be optimized and adapted depending on the local need.