AirSynergy: Outdoor Urban Small Cell with Integrated Wireless Backhaul
AirSynergy 2000 is an all-in-one compact Outdoor Urban Small Cell, which supports a wide range of broadband wireless interfaces including LTE and LTE -Advanced and legacy 802.16 access. AirSynergy is based on Airspan’s latest generation of baseband Software Defined Radio (SDR) which enables it to support Access and high capacity wireless backhaul from the same network node.
The integration of both backhaul and access technologies is an industry first, and redefines the way in which networks can be constructed. This technique enables AirSynergy 2000 to be deployed on existing street furniture (e.g. lamp posts and utility poles), with connections automatically established through neighboring nodes to establish a backhaul connection with the network. AirSynergy 1000 uses the backhaul to directly integrate in the carrier’s transport network.
A key feature of the AirSynergy family technology is the ability to self-configure, self-connect, self-heal and self-optimize when deployed as a network of elements. These features comes from our AirSON technology. At the same time AirSynergy provides guaranteed levels of Quality of Experience (QoE) by implementing end to end QoS .
4G LTE ACCESS
AirSynergy supports both 4G (LTE or IEEE 802.16 ) access technologies in addition to Airspan’s Intelligent Wireless Backhaul technology, iBridge. This unique small cell solution provides anytime, anywhere mobile access to broadband services at much higher capacity than is possible with 3G networks. Airspan’s LTE and LTE-Advanced solution is compliant with the the latest 3GPP standards and interoperable with commercial FDD & TDD UE devices and 3rd Party EPC’s.
INTEGRATED WIRELESS BACKHAUL
AirSynergy uniquely provides an integrated wireless backhaul solution using Airspan’s iBridge technology. iBridge is a self-configuring, self-connecting point-to-multipoint backhaul solution, which automatically extends the reach of the network from existing Points of Interconnect (POI). iBridge supports multi-hop relay connections, providing either LTE or 802.16 coverage from each node in addition to the iBridge backhaul functionality.
HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS (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 data throughput by filling in coverage gaps and addressing actual traffic distribution where demand is highest. These combined cell networks are called HetNets. AirSynergy 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.
AirSynergy supports LTE-Advanced network deployments, providing a Pico/Micro layer in advanced HetNets. The solution offers ultra efficient, low latency integrated NLOS Wireless Backhaul, as well as LTE interfaces with Self Organizing Network (SON) integration, and an end-to-end cooperative QoS over Backhaul.
AirSynergy Pico Cells can be installed on existing street poles (lamp posts or utility poles) which are either OPEX free, or have a nominal on-going OPEX, thus avoiding the recurring costs associated with a traditional Macro Base Station. AirSynergy also requires a fraction of the power of a Macro Base Station, which further reduces the OPEX, and also allows renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, to be used.
AirSynergy consists of a single self-contained unit, removing the need for an equipment rack or any indoor equipment. Units are powered from a compact outdoor power adaptor.
PLUG AND PLAY
AirSynergy supports automated configuration from the management system, simplifying the installation of each base station. This automation, coupled with the self-connecting iBridge backhaul results in a true plug and play solution, allowing service to be rapidly deployed.
REDUCED CAPEX / OPEX
AirSynergy is a compact all-outdoor 4G Pico 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.
The iBridge network can support different topologies as new elements are added to the network, enabling a highly flexible and versatile deployment. Each AirSynergy node can adopt both access and backhaul functionality, automatically changing backhaul role from termination to relay to base node in order to provide a dynamic self-adapting architecture.
Through the use of Airspan’s real-time iBridge SON Server, iBridge supports self-continuous optimization of backhaul links, ensuring interference between iBridge nodes is minimized and delivering end-to-end QOS across the network with minimal spectrum consumption.
AirSynergy is designed to integrate with standardized LTE SON solutions. When coupled with the AirSON Server, this allows a broadband wireless network to be deployed without the need for extensive, formal planning. Nodes are incrementally added in the target service area until the desired coverage is achieved. 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. The “Pico Cell” technology solution is designed for deployment onto standard utility poles, for example telephone poles, street lamps or power poles. Coverage is created by deploying multiple cells in chains or clusters, depending on the desired wireless service footprint.