Tarana Wireless to unveil universal small cell backhaul solution at MWC 2013

Solution provides dedicated high capacity per wireless link with the ability to retain performance as cell density increases, along with support for non-line of sight and line of sight operations

Tarana Wireless to unveil universal small cell backhaul solution at MWC 2013

Tarana Wireless has officially unveiled plans to bring to market what it describes as the world’s first universal small cell backhaul solution. The company said the solution not only meets all mobile carrier requirements, but can also be deployed anywhere small cells are located. 

With this offering, Tarana claims to have solved the small cell backhaul dilemma that until now has been a significant barrier to large-scale small cell adoption. The US-based company said its solution is the first true metro scale solution, incorporating dedicated high capacity per wireless link and the ability to retain performance even as small cell density increases. 

In addition, it uniquely supports full throughput across a complete range of non-line-of-sight (NLoS) to line-of-sight (LoS) operations, enabling maximum flexibility in deployment. Tarana further said that the spectral efficiency and interference immunity abilities are unmatched, significantly reducing operational costs while increasing link reliability. 

Requiring minimal planning and installation time, Tarana products simplify and accelerate rollout. Overall, Tarana’s universal small cell backhaul solution delivers the lowest total cost of ownership available, according to the company.

The company pointed out that mobile carriers the world over are being challenged to keep pace with the soaring demand for mobile data capacity. This demand is being driven by the ever-expanding number of smart mobile devices coupled with rapid adoption of bandwidth-hungry multimedia applications. 

To address these shortfalls, 86% of carriers plan to utilize small cells to augment macro cell capacity, according to Infonetics Research. However, despite several attempts to leverage legacy technologies, carriers report the market has failed to deliver a scalable backhaul solution that works universally. 

Chief technology officer Dale Branlund said: ‘While other vendors have claimed NLoS and high bandwidth links, the market has confirmed that no small cell backhaul product to date provides the range, capacity, link availability, and scale carriers need to address the exponential growth in wireless data demand. 

‘Unfortunately, these limitations are inherent in their legacy approaches. Tarana has created a new paradigm in wireless networking that we are bringing to market and I am proud to be a part of this innovative and talented team,’ said Branlund.

Tarana Wireless, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, was privately funded in 2011 by a syndicate of four globally diversified investors to address the emerging wireless backhaul market opportunity.

Tarana has scheduled carrier trials in the Americas and Europe in 2013. The company will be publicly showcasing its small cell backhaul solution for the first time at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, February 25-28 in Barcelona, Spain (Stand 6C94).

Written by Wireless magazine
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