As part of Airspan’s innovative portfolio of backhaul solutions, iRelay provides a cost-effective solution to meet customer’s needs.
iRelay is based on LTE Relay, which is an out-of-band relay solution, using different LTE frequencies for the backhaul and access links. The backhaul link leverages existing LTE macro networks to provide a backhaul solution for small-cell deployments.
Traditional backhaul technologies require upfront investment in fiber links to wirelessly connect to terminals to provide remote coverage. With iRelay, this requirement is replaced by an already installed Macro eNodeB that connects to an iRelay to provide backhaul to any end node. Hence, iRelay provides customers a low investment option for backhaul to nodes such as small-cells, Wi-Fi AP and so on.