FSO-based Small Cell Backhaul Solution
for 4G and 5G Networks

The first of its kind in the world!...
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Steering capability
1 %
Availability
0 Gbps
Data rate
1000 us
Delay
1000 m
Range

What is FSO?

Free space optic (FSO) communication is a line-of-sight technology that uses infrared (IR) light through the atmosphere to provide wireless connectivity between two points.

In comparison to radio frequency (RF) counterparts, the FSO link has a very high optical bandwidth available, allowing much higher data rates on the order of Gigabits per second (Gbps). Since FSO systems use very narrow laser beams, the resulting spatial confinement provides a high reuse factor and an inherent security. Furthermore, their deployment does not require license fees since they operate in the IR optical band which is unregulated worldwide.

What is Small Cell?

The increasing consumer demand for  mobile data which will further accelerate with the introduction of 5G has obliged operators to upgrade their network capacity. To that end, one of the most effective approaches is to enhance the spatial reuse of limited spectrum through dense deployment of small cells to complement existing macrocellular networks. Small cells are low-powered radio access nodes which have a range from 10 meters to a few hundred metres. They are deployed on public and private infrastructure within the urban environment. Typical deployment sites include pole tops (e.g., street lighting, traffic lights, telco poles, etc.), bus stops, and building walls.

Our Unique Solution

Conventional FSO links in the market are manufactured for deployment on rooftops. These are bulky terminals and require manual installation/alignment for each time to change its transmission direction. Our innovative custom-design FSO terminal for small cell backhauling has a small footprint and is equipped with advanced automatic rotation and alignment capabilities. This allows the steering of the transceiver by the cellular operator (without any manual intervention) according to traffic capacity and facilitates the creation of mesh networks among small cells for link redundancy.

Features

AUTOMATIC DETECTION & LOCKING

Automatic detection of neighbor FSO terminals to create mesh networks

Dynamic backhaul

Remote steering of FSO terminals without manual intervention according to traffic needs

SON-READY

Seamless integration to Self Organizing Networks (SONs)

UNLICENSED & INTERFERENCE-FREE OPERATION

Operation in unlicensed and EMI-immune optical spectrum (1550/1310 nm)

HYBRID OPERATION

2.4GHz RF backup link for uninterrupted service in all weather conditions

POWER OVER ETHERNET

Single input for connectivity power and management

LIVE MONITORING

Real-time monitoring of RX/TX power and throughput

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