Adaptive NLOS backhaul system for small cells

February 05, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Highly scalable, the X-1200 adaptive dual-band NLOS (Non-Line-of-Sight) system from BLiNQ Networks allows mobile operators to rapidly deploy small cells to deliver coverage and capacity and is capable of simultaneously supporting licensed and unlicensed sub-6 GHz bands.

The X-1200 uses advanced antenna technology to enable high levels of NLOS coverage and simple installation, reducing OPEX and CAPEX associated with backhaul deployments. Operators can quickly deploy networks of small cells to provide both coverage and capacity where they are most needed.

This claims to be the first backhaul system able to effectively and seamlessly adapt to changes in the network. It is available today and the first operator deployments are expected in mid-2014.

"The X-1200 delivers capacity required to support multi-standard (LTE/HSPA/Wi-fi) small cells with minimum use of spectrum and allows carriers to deploy in street level environments while scaling to meet growing capacity and changing coverage needs," said Mickey Miller, Co-Founder and CEO of BLiNQ Networks.

"The X-1200 enables mobile operators to deploy a low-cost and adaptable backhaul solution that provides predictable and reliable user experiences in dynamic and continually changing operating environments," said Radu Selea, CTO, BLiNQ Networks.

According to the company, a system based on the X-1200 can be configured and installed using integrated software functions, in 20 minutes or less. The X-1200 has continuous real-time closed-loop RF environment characterization and can deliver capacity when and where needed by matching traffic type with optimal radio resources. The system supports link rehoming, which minimizes the need for 'truck rolls' as the network scales or changes.

The X-1200 is compatible with BLiNQ's NetLiNQ adaptive software suite, enabling mobile operators to design, optimize, and scale small cell backhaul networks in dense and complex environments. NetLiNQ includes Pre-Deployment Assistant, Live Deployment Manager and Dynamic Capacity Optimizer software modules for complete planning and optimization.