The major dilemma for most service providers is either go fiber of fixed wireless and how to deploy a hybrid fiber – Fixed Wireless network and maintain the capability of providing equal service to their customers utilizing one or the other technology without even have to invest into licensed bands while still retaining an interference free network.
Recent analysis show that what has become a “new normal” during the world wide COVID-19 pandemic will never fully return to previous state when it comes to work from home, home schooling, remote tutoring etc.
That, and growing subsidies available to service providers both on federal and state level especially in the US but also the EU and the other continents, opportunities and ambition to grow networks is unprecedented.
The major dilemma for most service providers is either go fiber of fixed wireless and how to deploy a hybrid fiber – Fixed Wireless network and maintain the capability of providing equal service to their customers utilizing one or the other technology.
Both have their upsides and downsides. Predominantly what service providers are experiencing with fiber is high cost of deployment and even more importantly, a very long time to market while with fixed wireless the cost is significantly lower and time to market and thus monetization of the network is virtually instant. The downside in most cases are the capacities and the need of a BTS every few hundred meters in order to provide decent coverage and capacity.
Together with GeoLinks, the fastest growing service provider in California and with the help of our technology partner Harmonic, Globtel has launched a fixed wireless access platform called AIR Gigaray to support service providers with ultra-high capacity sectoral antennas and market leading coverage range.
We are utilizing the license exempt 69 – 71 GHz spectrum in the downstream and loose licensed 81 – 83 GHz in the upstream which allows for rapid deployments without having to rely on expensive spectrum, regulatory obstacles etc.
The platform itself is DOCSIS based and as such ideal for cable operators as the integration in existing DOCSIS plants is seamless as we utilize standard DOCSIS equipment both in the head end as well as at the customer premises.
A few key facts, that differentiate the platform are:
- Gigabit throughput to the end user
- Multigigabit throughput capacity of each sector antenna both in the downstream and the upstream
- Centralized access network – one centralized core that provisions remote wireless nodes
- Multiple of services supported – DVB, IPTV, VoIP, OTT, ..
- 2000 users per one wireless node
- Frequency re-use on neighboring sectors
- Small footprint on the tower side – no indoor room required
Globtel AIR Integra 70 GHz solution is as such a comprehensive platform, that allows for rapid deployment at substantial rates for end clients and ideal for urban, suburban or rural deployments.
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