The most advanced, cost-effective
4G/5G wireless solutions for
Airspan Networks offers complete RAN and backhaul solutions tailored to address the rural challenge, with a wireline-like performance at a fraction of the cost. High-speed connectivity to underserved homes and businesses in rural communities via FTT, Cable & DSL is too expensive and slow to deploy. The existing low-speed connectivity puts users at a disadvantage, and costs operators valuable revenue with the lack of service. Airspan delivers the most advanced, cost-effective 4G and 5G wireless solutions for rural applications in the industry providing gigabits of backhaul capacity in 11 GHz and 24 GHz over long distances, or utilizing 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz (CBRS) or other sub-7 GHz spectrum to offer the best value per bit. Featuring award-winning products, integrated intelligence, integrated backhaul options and utilizing Airspan’s patented Smart-Beam Antenna (SBA), rural coverage just became not only affordable but profitable.
LOW OPERATING COSTS
Operation costs are minimized using Airspan’s state-of-the-art SON and artificial intelligence algorithms, which not only mitigates interference but also controls each SBA’s beam automatically to optimize the network, without any truck-rolls. Just like their larger counterparts, smaller and rural carriers face increasing costs, stagnant ARPU, and pressure to provide cutting-edge network services and experiences. It is imperative for regional and rural operators to carefully consider their options to cost-effectively provide the highest service levels with the latest 4G and 5G technologies to their customers—and only Airspan delivers on the promise.
RIP AND REPLACE
SECURE YOUR NETWORK AND ELIMINATE
VENDOR LOCK-IN FOR GOOD
In Q1 of 2020, the U.S. Senate passed a $1 billion Secure and Trusted Communication Networks Act (H.R. 4998) to help rural telecom carriers “rip and replace” existing equipment from foreign OEM’s that represent a risk to national security. The bill was written in response to major threat concerns from Chinese hardware companies.
As a disruptive, U.S.-based company with more than 25 years of experience and about 1 million cells deployed, Airspan is committed to providing safeguards for our communication networks, and securing connections for Americans. With over 1500 customers in over 100 countries, including large carriers like Sprint, Reliance JIO, Softbank, Telefonica, Rakuten, and Gogo, Airspan is a leading 4G/5G RAN vendor—offering cost-effective, end-to-end small cell and macro base stations solutions.
Massive Tier 1 deployments show that Airspan’s experience runs deep in rural and suburban America. As members of CCA and RWA, deployments in 4G (TDD/FDD), Fixed Wireless, and CBRS have been increasingly popular. The Airspan OpenRANGE RU 2400, a 40 watt high-power, high-capacity RU/DU paired with a COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) OpenRANGE CU can provide the coverage, performance, and security America needs. To ensure interoperability, diversity, and operator growth, Airspan is a pioneer for Open Architecture, which will eliminate vendor lock-in. A one-stop-shop for hardware and software, Airspan can offer a fully-customized RAN solution with an upgrade path to 5G.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FUND
With the establishment of the Rural Development Opportunity Fund (RDOF) by the FCC, an extension of CAF II, up to $20.4 billion will be invested in delivering up to Gigabit services in rural areas with poor or no broadband coverage. RDOF prioritizes higher performance speed tiers, as well as lower latency for ISP’s. The three tiers are Baseline (≥25/3 Mbps), Above Baseline (≥100/20 Mbps), and Gigabit (≥1000/500 Mbps).
Whether it’s legacy copper-only infrastructure not supporting the bandwidth needed, the high cost and complexity of fiber in the local loop, or the need to cost effectively meet CAF II requirements in underserving areas, wireline technology cannot deliver the bandwidth at a cost and deployment speed that meets your company’s current business environment.
Airspan has an award-winning and field-proven point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PTMP) product portfolio, that can help exceed expectations. Leveraging new 160 MHz channels, 5–6 GHz spectrum, and WiFi 6E, Airspan has been able to achieve an industry-leading 3.57 Gbps subscriber speed. To learn more about this ground breaking technology, view the press release. For non-line-of-sight (NLOS) applications, LTE and 5G-based CBRS products can be used to achieve all three speed tiers. Airspan’s incredible speeds and impressive price points will help ISP’s get to the next level.
MEMBER OF CCA
Airspan is delighted to join CCA and is committed to bring its experience and resources to help CCA’s carriers address the challenges ahead during these critical times. Our mission is to provide US carriers with the essential tools to ensure a competitive and secure connectivity platform for their customers. CCA is the nation’s leading association for competitive wireless providers and stakeholders across the United States. See the press release.