Telecom January, 2014 Newsletter 
 WHAT'S NEXT FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS IN 2014  
 


As 2014 rolls in, the continued implementation of LTE and the ongoing data boom mean that for most wireless operators, modernizing and enhancing the capacity of their networks with the most efficient architectures and equipment possible will be a major focus.

Increasing network capacity intensifies the focus on metrocells and indoor coverage.  

 

These "Microcells" use IP (Internet Protocol) as back haul and this can easily be in the form of Raditek's 300Mbps (low latency) Wi-Fi repeater. (Click here for data sheet).

Also:RADITEK's advanced Satcom products can be used to reach remote spots, and RADITEK can provide full solar/battery backup for the RADLINK-2000 too.

 

With this in mind, here's a look at what we believe will be the biggest and most important wireless infrastructure trends of the next 12 months:Every thing LTE and RADITEK Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n).

 

Raditek's RADLINK-2000 Series is a high speed, non line of sight (NLOS), up to 6 x 6 MIMO solution, which allows up to 10 "daisy chained" point to point links, each with several Km distance apart.

Each node includes up to 3 modules, such as 2 x 5.8GHZ and a 2.4GHZ for local access, or terminates in one 5.8GHZ link and having 2 x 2.4GHZ local access modules, which can be distributed by omni-directional or sector antennas (for longer range).

 

The latest focus in the global wireless industry is high speed Wi-Fi and LTE.

GSMA Intelligence expects the number of LTE connections worldwide to pass 1 billion by 2017. As the world's population begins to access the Internet at the speeds available on Raditek's WIFI and LTE, there will be no turning back.

Operators will be forced to quickly update and fortify their networks. Operators must ensure that their network evolution is well designed and accurately implemented to provide the exceptional experience that is 4G, WIFI and LTE to their customers.

 

Prior generation systems such as GSM were designed in a voice-only era and have aged as much as 20 years. As such they are not very efficient when delivering data. Forward-looking operators who are not deploying LTE yet or intalling Raditeks's WIFI (See RADNET-2000 series) network solution will use 2014 to update their network equipment and architecture, preparing their networks for the arrival of 4G.

 

Central to this preparation will be shifting to a remote radio architecture that will put much of the radio function on the top of the tower. This design replaces traditional coaxial runs with hybrid fiber optic and power cable, which is used to connect the remote radio heads at the tower top to the baseband units that remain at ground level.

Advanced multiband and multi-technology capable antennas will be connected to the radio heads, improving performance and increasing power efficiency while servicing 2G, 3G, WIFI and 4G simultaneously.

 

Implementing such technologies to modernize the wireless network is a sound investment for improving operating expense in all of its forms, from energy efficiency to maintenance, while improving reliability and preparing for an LTE Raditek, Wi-Fi roll-out..

In the below picture, you can see how the real data rates can be sent along long, point to point, "daisy chained" back haul, and spurs can be set up anywhere to address small villages to large cities! The links are different to other solutions in both the ability to maintain the data rates over much longer distances and hops, and also maintain very low delay (latency).

Raditek is currently working on and planning WIFI villages and towns all over the world, from Africa, Middle East to US, Europe and S America, for example.

RADLINK-2000 Series    

The NLOS MIMO characteristic allows much simpler installations in mountainous, high rise cities and wooded areas. Other lower data rate and non NLOS solutions would have many more dead spots and far lower data rates and much higher latency(delay), for example.  

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