E-Blink has announced a strategic collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent to offer its wireless remote radio head (RRH) technology, which eliminates the need for coaxial cables or short-range fibre optics on base stations. Alcatel-Lucent will position the E-Blink Wireless RRH portfolio to mobile telecoms operator customers throughout the world.
Designed for 2G, 3G and 4G operating frequencies, the E-Blink wireless technology shortens the time required for site acquisition, site design and civil works. This not only reduces construction costs, but increases site owners’ approval for the site construction.
It also enables better integration of equipment into base station surroundings, and opens up a much wider selection of potential sites than base stations tied to coaxial cables or fibre optics. E-Blink’s products are currently installed on mobile networks in Europe, Africa and in middle-East.
‘E-Blink’s wireless RRH solution helps us solve the connection problems some operators have from the top of the tower down to the wireless base station. Now our customers can deploy and/or extend their network faster by simplifying site acquisition process,’ said Alain Biston, Head of MGR Product Management of Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireless Division.
‘The collaboration between Alcatel-Lucent and E-Blink is a stepping stone for E-Blink. This agreement is a great opportunity for E-Blink to expand at the international level and have the wireless RRH technology adopted by mobile operators around the world,’ commented Alain Rolland, E-Blink CEO.
The E-Blink patented Wireless RRH technology consists of a wireless link that connects the antenna to any base station supporting 2G, 3G and LTE. This cuts operating costs and capital costs by reducing the amount of time operators spend on site searches, zoning, negotiation and installation
E-Blink believes it can revolutionize the way of building cell sites by offering more flexibility to mobile operators to deploy more sites at target cost.