AIR triple play

Use cases

AIR triple play system is a gigabit last mile solution for bidirectional transport of television, Internet and VoIP services. With AIR technology services providers can be operational in a much shorter time compared to wireline deployments and can have cost-effective access to high-speed broadband without large scale investments.


The unique combination of long-range and high capacity makes the Air solution a perfect choice for all types of environments. The AIR system can be equally effectively deployed in urban, suburban and/or rural areas.

AIR offers approximately 90% lower cost compared to the deployment of a wireline network. AIR Last mile solution can be operational in a much shorter time compared to wireline deployments. No costly and time-consuming road and construction work is needed to lay the cables in the ground, nor building permits.

Considering low deployment costs, easy integration and low OPEX, the AIR solution enables operators quick Return On Investment (ROI) usually less than 3 years. With all these the AIR solutionoffers a very good opportunity for investors and greenfield operators, especially in underserved areas. „Pay as you grow“ financing policy makes this opportunity even more attractive


Expanding a cable plant to greenfield areas is always a challenge due to numerous reasons. The two key challenges that cable operators face are always the cost of network deployment and time to market.

These challenges are mostly due to the high cost of renting poles or trenching, permits that are needed and physical work that needs to be done in order to have a state of the art cable plant.

Globtel AIR is a DOCSIS based fixed wireless solution and as such can be seamlessly integrated into an existing cable network as it utilizes standard DOCSIS equipment both at the transmission as well as at the end customer’s side. It is compatible with any OSS/BSS solution currently on the market and due to the similarity with an HFC network very little training is needed for the staff in order to be able to operate, maintain the Globtel AIR solution and provide customer support to the end-users.

Key advantages for Cable Operators when utilizing the Globtel AIR Solution:

  • Expanding existing cable networks seamlessly due to the utilization of standard DOCSIS equipment
  • Providing gigabit speeds to the end customer
  • Reducing cost and still delivering the same type of services as on the original network
  • Expanding into rural areas which are mostly underserved or have no service at all at a cost that cannot be compared to any wireline deployment
  • Disaster recovery

Mobile networks offer great benefits in staying connected all the time but at the same time lack the possibility to truly offer high capacity connections, TV content and other demanding IP services.

Therefore AIR represents an ideal solution to mobile operators who want to deliver an independent high-performance Broadband Service with multi-play options.

With AIR Mobile operators can deliver fixed like high-speed broadband, get a new dimension of services and can become multi-play operators.

Mobile operators can offer convergent services and so increase their stake in a multi-play market, offering 3P (i.e. high-speed broadband, incl. TV, fixed-like BB, VoIP) and offload their original mobile spectrum for fixed access clients.

With AIR Mobile players can:

  • Provide gigabit speeds
  • Provide primary connection for B2B users
  • Provide Quadruple play service utilizing only own infrastructure and standard 4G CPEs
  • Backhaul existing or newly established 4G or 5G sites
  • Replace several P2P links with a single PtMP BS

Digital subscriber line or DSL is a form of Internet connection that makes use of existing copper telephone lines to provide internet access. Only customers who have a landline can connect to DSL through a phone company.

The quality of DSL service heavily depends on the distance from the endpoint to the internet service provider’s hub. The longer the distance is, the poorer and/or slower the internet connection is. The maximum limit that ISPs have coverage with DSL is about 5 km or a little over 3 miles. Many ISPs don’t even push the maximum due to the lack of quality at the very end.

AIR can serve as a best-case solution for DSL replacement, coverage extension and quality upscale of internet connection with a possibility of true triple play:

  • Replacing legacy DSL networks in a cost-efficient way
  • Providing gigabit speeds to the end-user which is not possible on DSL networks
  • Providing triple play using a single technology, delivery way and utilizing only own infrastructure
  • Expanding into rural areas which are mostly underserved or have no service at all at a cost that cannot be compared to any wireline deployment
  • Disaster recovery

AIR can be also used as a backhaul to other wireless (Wi-Fi, LTE) or HFC networks which are in this way sharing a maximum AIR Transceiver capacity. Such a deployment scenario makes it possible to:

  • extend the network footprint even more and/or
  • enable signal reception to the customers with nLoS.

A very small percentage of non-line of sight situations can be overcome with proper base station location planning and complementary methods of broadband delivery. So no one is left in the dark.