BLiNQ Networks, the non-line-of-sight (NLOS) wireless backhaul for small cells provider, today (5 February 2014) announced the availability of its X-1200 adaptive dual-band NLOS system, which is capable of simultaneously supporting licensed and unlicensed sub-6 GHz bands.
The X-1200 allows mobile operators to rapidly deploy networks of small cells, delivering both coverage and capacity where they are most needed. BLiNQ claims this is the first backhaul solution able to effectively and seamlessly adapt to changes in the network. The solution is available today and the first operator deployments are expected in mid-2014.
“Mobile operators need a flexible small cell backhaul solution that can not only be deployed rapidly, but adapts to changes in demand, environment and business requirements,” said Mickey Miller, co-founder and CEO of BLiNQ Networks.
“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.”
The new X-1200 adaptive dual-band system is the most flexible and scalable NLOS solution available today, the company asserts. Boasting dual channel features, it enables simultaneous operation in licensed and unlicensed spectrum delivering high capacity in limited licensed frequency bands and very effective and reliable use of unlicensed spectrum.
BLiNQ’s advanced antenna technology enables high NLOS coverage and ease of installation to help reduce OPEX and CAPEX associated with backhaul deployments.
“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. “With the X-1200, a system 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 characterisation and can deliver capacity when and where needed by matching traffic type with optimal radio resources. The system supports link rehoming, which minimises the need for ‘truck rolls’ as the network scales or changes, making it an adaptable and flexible wireless backhaul solution.
The X-1200 is compatible with BLiNQ’s NetLiNQ adaptive software suite, enabling mobile operators to design, optimise, 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 a complete planning and optimisation solution.
“The new BLiNQ X-1200 accompanied by NetLiNQ will enable mobile operators to plan, simulate and provide backhaul when and where it’s needed in support of small cell deployments” said Caroline Gabriel, research director at Maravedis-Rethink. “BLiNQ has developed a solution that addresses a difficult problem for operators: that is, to deliver required backhaul capacity in dense and complex NLOS environments with a compelling TCO.”
BLiNQ is a private company based in Plano, Texas, USA, with research and development in Kanata, Ottawa, Canada.