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.