California-based SpiderCloud Wireless, a provider of scalable small cell Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) systems to mobile operators, has announced the addition of LTE to its E-RAN system.
The company claims this makes it the first to offer a true multi-mode access system with 3G, LTE/4G and dual-band Wi-Fi for mobile services indoors for enterprise customers of any size.
SpiderCloud Wireless’ 3G E-RAN system already enables mobile operators to build very dense small cell networks to address their own network coverage and capacity needs and offers enterprise customers with reliable mobile, application and cloud services as they transition from a wireless to a mobile connected enterprise.
The E-RAN system consists of a Services Node (SCSN) that can control over 100 self-organising and multi-access 3G, Wi-Fi and LTE/4G small cells that can be installed in just days using an enterprise- Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN).
SpiderCloud says that one E-RAN delivers unprecedented capacity and coverage to over 10,000 connected smartphones and tablets, with just one connection to the mobile operator’s core network.
The scalable system architecture simplifies deployment and overall network configuration for mobile operators as they address pent-up demand for reliable mobile services from enterprise and large venue customers.
SpiderCloud offers a portfolio of integrated and cost-effective Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capable enterprise small cells with transmit power options of 100-to-250 mW:
• SCRN-200: 16/32 channels 3G Small Cell
• SCRN-300: 16/32 3G channels and dual-radio Wi-Fi Small Cell
• SCRN-210: 64 4G/LTE channels with 2x2 MIMO Small CellMobile operators can now co-deploy 3G, 3G+Wi-Fi and LTE/4G small cell radio nodes, all managed by a single SCSN.
The SCSN makes it possible to ‘densify’ an in-building network without impacting the rest of the network. It aggregates all the small cells deployed inside and makes the overall system appear as a single node to the mobile network.
With SpiderCloud, a system of 3G and LTE/4G small cells appears as one cell to the mobile network 3G Iuh-compliant Gateway and as a single eNodeB to an Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network.
Benefits to mobile operators’ enterprise customers
Mobile operators can offer enterprise customers reliable SmartCloud Mobile Applications and Cloud Services (MACS) to help mobilise people and move expenses from the Capex to the Opex side of the equation with clientless and effortless communications services enabled by the system:
• Wi-Fi as a service with enterprise-class Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with 2x2 MIMO for 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz bands with support of up to 16 SSIDs
• Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
• Device Management (MDM)
• Security and compliance
• Integration with existing PBX or cloud-based PBX
SpiderCloud’ Wireless’s Services Node, the 3G (SCRN-200) and 3G+Wi-Fi (SCRN-300) small cells, are available now. The LTE small cell (SCRN-210) will be available starting end of the second quarter of 2013.