60GHz baseband IP for 4G (LTE) backhaul
A multi-gigabit small cell wireless technology that cuts capex for mobile operators and easily scales with subscriber numbers
The emerging 4G LTE standard provides typical download speeds of 10Mbps and a 100Mbps peak. Still in its infancy, operators are looking to minimise infrastructure costs and add capacity in line with user numbers through the use of small cells attached to existing street furniture.
Using 60GHz, instead of fibre optic or costly ($2000) licensed p2p microwave links, significantly cuts the cost per link and allows the easy scaling of the network with no need to dig up roads. The unlicensed 60GHz band has 7GHz of bandwidth available its limited range cuts interference and allows frequency re-use, making it ideal for urban environments.
Blu Wireless’s HYDRA 60GHz baseband IP can be easily and cost effectively integrated into your product portfolio to let you quickly develop 60GHz backhaul applications.
– The backhaul market
– Download white paper: Using 60 GHz for 4G LTE backhaul (registration required)
– HYDRA 60GHz baseband IP