MWC 2014 Preview: Orange France deploys EBlink wireless fronthaul solution on its 4G network

Use of EBlink’s FrontLink 58 wireless solution on Orange 4G network proves it meets the same performance standards as fibre on mobile networks, company claims

MWC 2014 Preview: Orange France deploys EBlink wireless fronthaul solution on its 4G network

Orange France has installed the EBlink FrontLink 58 wireless solution on its 4G network. This successful installation confirms that EBlink’s wireless fronthaul technology meets the same performance standards as fibre on mobile networks, EBlink said. EBlink’s solution allows for faster and easier deployment of 4G and future 5G networks.

Alain Rolland, EBlink’s founder and CEO, said: “Our solution represents a technological breakthrough, because the FrontLink 58 system provides revolutionary spectral efficiency: over 7 Gbps CPRI on a wireless link within a 100MHz bandwidth. With unequaled performance, our wireless fronthaul solutions offer new possibilities to mobile operators in their network deployment.

“Our time-to-market is immediate, and we’re working on technical and commercial partnerships with leading industrials to accelerate the distribution of our products internationally,” said Rolland.

“We expect to double this technical performance in 2015, and again the following year. Everything indicates that mobile network architectures will rely on Fronthaul links, to enable the use of those technologies essential for the high-speed service expected (Comp, Massive MIMO, etc.), he added.

“Studies have shown that within these architectures, wireless fronthaul links allow for a decrease in deployment costs of around 30%. Our wireless fronthaul technology was developed with this in mind,”  added Christian Bittar, EBlink’s co-founder and COO.

“In just a few months, EBlink has demonstrated that it can attain the ambitious performance levels predicted. It’s remarkable,” commented Jean-Luc Vuillemin, director of the Orange France network.

“From Orange’s point of view, it’s important that the OEMs participate in the integration of this new technology. For our part, we have created a team that is working with EBlink to study all the possibilities this technology holds for the Orange network.”

EBlink will be present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (24-27 February 2014), and you visit its booth in Hall 7-7C18 to learn more about its technology and solutions.

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