Small cell wireless system for metropolitan and HotZone areas

Small cell wireless system for metropolitan and HotZone areas

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By eeNews Europe

With GigXone, the personal "Gig" broadband experience is possible without the high cost of today’s macro cellular only networks.

The GigXone system of multimode or Wi-Fi small cell network access and backhaul options is especially suited to extend existing broadband services into densely populated areas challenged by macro cellular coverage, capacity and/or backhaul issues, or overall business economics associated with providing sufficient wireless coverage and capacity in such areas, both indoors and outside. GigXone is built on BelAir Networks many years of proven carrier Wi-Fi network integration with carriers’ existing service infrastructure and billing systems.

With the new controllers and the new software functionalities within the small cells, a GigXone network can support several new and differentiated business models for carriers. BelAir Networks unique ability to virtualize small cells and support access to up to eight different Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) on each small cell with individual subscriber or class-based policy settings tied to the existing billing network, means carriers can offer a variety of new hosted or managed services to subscribers, businesses, schools, building owners, and other service providers via shared network access. Virtual small cells enable each SSID to be independently configured to connect to different carrier core networks. Security, mobility, AAA and DHCP parameters can also be set on a per SSID basis.

Business models include:

  • Carrier Managed Services for small and medium businesses, retail shops, malls and building owners using Wi-Fi or multimode small cells (Wi-Fi, 3G/Wi-Fi) for indoor, outdoor and campus coverage for their own business;
  • Carrier Managed Services for businesses where each carrier customer can offer private or public wireless access for their customers, vendors and partners;
  • Carrier Hosted Services where small cell networks are used as shared access among customers with secure VLAN integration to the customers’ own core networks for billing/authentication or the carrier’s core for a fully managed/hosted service;
  • MNVO shared access where small cell networks are used as shared access among existing or new MNVO customers with secure VLAN integration to the customers’ own core networks for billing/authentication or the carrier’s core for fully managed/hosted MNVO services – extending wireless from cellular to metro gigabit class access;
  • Co-location Services enabling multiple operators to share common network infrastructure.

The GigXone physical system is comprised of Carrier Cloud and HotZone controllers and a vast portfolio of GPS-enabled small form factor, multimode access points and backhaul products that can be deployed and mounted in a variety of options ranging from buildings, roofs, ceilings, walls, poles, light posts, as well as with BelAir Networks patented strand enclosures.

The Carrier Cloud Controller (BelAirCC8000) focuses on scalability, wide area mobility, and carrier security. The BelAirCC8000 is deployed at the carrier’s location and each controller can support up to 500 small cells. With BelView (a robust network management system), the controller-based system enables unprecedented network scalability to 100,000 small cells. It manages wide area mobility between small cells via Mobile IP, L2VPN or GRE tunnels and supports standards based CAPWAP encrypted protocol and auto discovery of small cells, among other features.

The HotZone Controller (BelAirHZ4000) was developed as an in-deployment extension of the carrier’s GigXone network. It is a premises based controller for ad-hoc and "hot zone" deployments of small cell "clusters" in areas such as stadiums, business and educational campuses, convention centers, malls and other high traffic enterprise locations. The BelAirHZ4000 is also well suited to manage and control clusters of small cells at one-time events and concerts where 10,000 to 100,000 people gather, providing a control point extension to the Carrier’s core at the point of capacity consumption.

The BelAir1000 is a lower-cost small cell built for indoor deployments in locations frequented by the carrier’s customers including retail, SMB, and campus environments. It features POE (power over Ethernet) and "phones home" to the carrier network for ease of installation. Advanced edge policy enforcement enables carriers to deliver a personalized user experience. BelAir1000 also features integrated antennas, GPS for tracking and auto updates, and standards based beamforming for high performance networking in a sleek, discrete package.

The BelAir1100 is a small form factor cell designed for outdoor coverage in stadium and campus networks. Its plug and play features, and POE or 48V power, enable easy, one-step installation with no field commissioning required. Just like the BelAir1000, it has integrated antennas, beamforming and GPS.

The BelAir3200, the third generation strand-mount Cable Wi-Fi product, includes an integrated DOCSIS 3.0 8×4 cable modem with 8 bonded downstream channels delivering 240 Mbps of performance. Fast and easy to install, it supports auto-configuration, electronic level control in up and downstream, and advanced powering and backhaul via existing cable plant. Integrated GPS enables auto-location on BelView, making large-scale networks easier to manage.

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