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Industry’s most complete
WiMAX product family
in the widest selection
of frequency bands

             WiMAX Solutions
Airspan’s WiMAX Deployments Around the World

Airspan - The Recognized Leader in
Mobile WiMAX – A Technical Overview
                                               The IEEE 802.16e-2005 Mobile           ...
Airspan’s Mobile Station (MS)
Mobile WiMAX                                   Mobile WiMAX Network
WiMAX Applications
                                       WiMAX has already revolutionized the      of life, covering soci...
WiMAX backhaul, whereas the              stay connected as they roam from
Fixed Broadband
Airspan’s WiMAX Product Portfolio

                               • Delivering optimized CAPEX, minimized OPEX
Technology Showcase                                                         WiMAX from Airspan - your best solution

HiperMAX Base Station

                                               •   Simultaneous support for both Mobile and Fixed W...
The antenna system of choice is             The all outdoor version of HiperMAX is
HiperMAX Operation
MacroMAX Base Station
                                              MacroMAX is a family of single mode       MacroMAX fam...

  • Certified for IEEE 802.16-2004 FDD operation
  • Widely deployed around the world
MicroMAX Base Station
                                              MicroMAX is a family of single mode       variants for...

  •   IEEE 802.16-2004 certified for FDD and TDD operation
  •   Widely deployed around the world
MiMAX USB – Mobile WiMAX Wave 2
                                              USB Device

                                             •   Indoor “self-install” CPE
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Airspan is a worldwide leader in broadband wireless with over 400 customers in more than 100 countries. As a founding member of the WiMAX Forum™, Airspan has led the way in WiMAX, being among the first wave of companies to achieve certification for its base station and end user premises equipment. Airspan is also leading the race to Mobile WiMAX. Through a careful choice of advance technologies, the flagship base station HiperMAX is software upgradeable to Mobile WiMAX.

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  1. 1. Industry’s most complete WiMAX product family in the widest selection of frequency bands WiMAX Solutions
  2. 2. Airspan’s WiMAX Deployments Around the World 1
  3. 3. Airspan - The Recognized Leader in WiMAX • The widest range of WiMAX products • The widest range of frequency bands • The most advanced technologies and features Airspan is a worldwide leader in capability enables them to broadband wireless with over 400 simultaneously offer both WiMAX and customers in more than 100 countries. Wi-Fi, thus enabling the service provider to address a variety of markets including fixed, nomadic, As a founding member of the WiMAX portable and Mobile WiMAX together Forum™, Airspan has led the way in with any Wi-Fi enabled device. WiMAX, being among the first wave of companies to achieve certification for The challenges associated with its base station and end user premises delivering time critical services such as equipment. voice and video over a shared medium such as wireless access are well known. Airspan is also leading the race to Introducing WiMAX Airspan’s VoiceMAX gives operators Mobile WiMAX. Through a careful the ability to deliver carrier-grade VoIP choice of advance technologies, the through a software suite that provides flagship base station HiperMAX is admission control and manages software upgradeable to Mobile network congestion to deliver the best WiMAX. The recently announced Over 400 customers in more than ■ user experience for VoIP calls across a MacroMAXe and MicroMAXe products HiperMAX network operating fixed, 100 countries also use the same baseband nomadic and mobile profiles • Maximize your CAPEX and technology first developed for simultaneously. OPEX returns HiperMAX. The widest range of WiMAX ■ We in Airspan believe that now is the products The IEEE 802.16e-2005 compliant, right time to build your WiMAX • Base stations quad-band MiMAX USB device, network. The advanced technologies announced in 2006, will be the first • End User devices we have embedded into our products Wave2 compatible Mobile WiMAX • ASN Gateways ensure that whether you plan to start device for laptops. • VoIP Admission Control servers with Fixed WiMAX and migrate to • Network management Mobile WiMAX in the future or go for Airspan has always taken the lead to The widest selection of frequency ■ Mobile WiMAX from the outset, your bring real-world solutions to WiMAX investment is safe and your network is bands networks. Two examples of particular ready for tomorrow’s opportunities. • From 700MHz to 5.9GHz note are the seamless integration of The most advanced technologies ■ WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies and Its industry leading technologies and • Software Defined Radio the introduction of VoiceMAX. solutions coupled with years of • MIMO experience of building and supporting • OBSAI Airspan’s Intel-based EasyST and large BWA networks make Airspan the • ATCA ProST CPEs have versions with Wi-Fi ideal partner for Mobile and Fixed Professional services ■ Access Point functionality. This WiMAX deployments. • Radio planning • Network design • Post-sales technical support 2
  4. 4. Mobile WiMAX – A Technical Overview The IEEE 802.16e-2005 Mobile • Duplex method - TDD WiMAX standard has been developed • Channel Bandwidth - to be the best wireless broadband 5/7/8.75/10/20MHz standard for portable devices enabling • FFT size - 512 (5MHz channel), a new era of high throughput and 1024 (10MHz channel) and high delivered bandwidth together 2048 (20MHz channel) with exceptional spectral efficiency Mobile WiMAX Certification when compared to other 3G+ mobile wireless technologies such as HSPA and EV-DO. Mobile WiMAX Release 1 Profile certification has been divided into two Mobile WiMAX introduces scalable stages referred to as Wave 1 and OFDMA and several other key features Wave 2. summarized below: • Tolerance to multipath and self Wave 1 certification addresses a single interference certification profile targeted at the • Scalable channel size up to 20MHz Korean market. It excludes some • TDD operation to support fundamental features such as MIMO. A New Era in Wireless asymmetric traffic True Mobile WiMAX performance is • Network optimized hard handover achieved through Wave 2 certification. Communications • Multicast and broadcast service support Wave 1 does not test for: Main Features • Hybrid ARQ based error control • MIMO 2x2 Matrix B • Power management (sleep, idle • Support for smart antennas modes) • Adaptive Modulation and Carefully chosen set of technologies ■ • Security and QoS Coding (AMC) to provide superior performance • MIMO and smart antenna • IPv6 support Mobile WiMAX peak data rates and ■ technology • Complete QoS features spectral efficiency are better than • Fractional frequency reuse • Complete Handover features 3G and 3G+ technologies • Feedback based adaptive • Complete power management Mobile WiMAX certification to be ■ modulation features achieved in two stages, Wave 1 and Wave 2 As a result of the above-identified Mobile WiMAX Release 1.0 True Mobile WiMAX performance ■ limitations the performance of the Air Interface Profile will be arrived at through Wave 2 Wave 1 certified products would be less than those of IEEE 802.16-2004. certification Early in 2006 the WiMAX Forum™ Furthermore not all Wave 1 certified MIMO (Matrix A & Matrix B) and ■ selected the candidate certification CPEs will be Wave 2 MIMO capable. beamforming are essential antenna profiles to cover many of the technologies to deliver the promise worldwide spectrum allocations Airspan is focused on delivering Wave suitable for Mobile WiMAX. of Mobile WiMAX 2 compliant products, targeted at Option to overlay beamforming on ■ global profiles in 2.5GHz as well as the ■ Bands - 2.3-2.4GHz, 2.5-2.69GHz top of MIMO other profiles listed above. 3.3-3.4GHz, 3.4-3.8GHz Mobile WiMAX network architecture ■ follows NRM • Mobile Station (MS) e.g. MiMAX USB • Access Service Network (ASN) e.g. ControlMAX and HiperMAX • Connectivity Service Network (CSN) Industry standard solutions plus Airspan’s VoiceMAX 3
  5. 5. Airspan’s Mobile Station (MS) Mobile WiMAX Mobile WiMAX Network device, MiMAX USB, is Wave 2 Performance Reference Model (NRM) compliant from the outset and supports MIMO. Using a commonly accepted Mobile WiMAX end-to-end network evaluation methodology for 3G architecture model follows the Mobile WiMAX Technology systems, Mobile WiMAX has been Network Reference Model (NRM) simulated against the 3G shown below. To deliver the superior performance enhancements. These simulations Mobile WiMAX relies on advanced have shown that: Access Service Network (ASN) technologies such as scalable • Mobile WiMAX peak data rates are consists of the WiMAX Base OFDMA, MIMO and SAS. better than 3G and 3G+ technologies Stations and the ASN Gateway. The and main functions of the ASN gateway MIMO stands for Multiple Input • Mobile WiMAX spectral efficiency is are to aggregate the traffic from Multiple Output. It is an antenna better than any 3G and 3G+ the base stations and to manage technology that uses multiple technology handover between them. Airspan’s antennas at both the transmit end ASN Gateway solution is called and the receive end. MIMO utilizes Thanks to technologies such as ControlMAX and is described later. multi-path to advantage, combining OFDMA and MIMO, Mobile WiMAX reflected signals into a single stream can meet the demanding Connectivity Service Network (CSN) in order to improve throughput, performance needs for the delivery is the core of the network. It reach and spectral efficiency. of broadband services in a controls and manages the ASNs and challenging mobile environment. the subscribers with a variety of Smart Antenna Systems (SAS) is an Performance simulations show that services including AAA, Home Agent advanced antenna technology that Mobile WiMAX provides superior functions, DHCP server, etc. CSN is directs the signal to the end user throughput and spectral efficiency also responsible for connecting to device. Using beamsteering/ compared to 3G CDMA-based other networks and enables inter- beamforming technology, SAS enhancements, EVDO and HSPA. operator and inter-technology focuses the signal on active devices, These advantages will provide roaming. Airspan’s VoiceMAX delivering greater coverage and operators with added network solution resides in the CSN and is spectral efficiency. Airspan’s capacity for the support of value- described later in this document. antenna technology enables the added services with fewer base overlay of SAS on top of MIMO. stations than alternative approaches, thus resulting in lower network capital and operating costs. Network Reference Model (NRM) R2 Home NAP NSP Internet BS R6 IMS Billing HA ASPs ASN R3 IP R8 CRM GW R1 Cloud Mobile Station (FA) Legacy (MS) IP Core DHCP/ AAA Cloud Networks DNS R6 BS ASN CSN 2G/3G (Access Service Network) (Connectivity Service Network) Mobile Networks R8 R4 R5 Other Another ASN Operator’s NAP – Network Access Provider CSN NSP – Network Service Provider 4
  6. 6. WiMAX Applications WiMAX has already revolutionized the of life, covering social networking, broadband wireless market by education, emergency services and the standardizing the hitherto fragmented business world to name a few. Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) market, by opening up new service Mobile broadband opens up a whole opportunities and by creating the new high-speed data experience, environment for ubiquitous broadband which cannot be matched by the other services everywhere. mobile technologies available today. Imagine you decide to go for a walk to WiMAX bridges the fixed wireline the nearby park during your lunch broadband and the mobile cellular break to enjoy the sunny weather. You divide. By deploying WiMAX receive a VoIP call from one of your technology, service providers can offer customers asking you to confirm not just fixed broadband wireless product availability immediately so services to homes and businesses; they that they can place the order. You can also offer anytime, anywhere start a data session on your WiMAX mobile access to IP services at much enabled device, log on to the server at higher speeds than is possible with work and check the latest stock A World of Mobile voice-centric 3G networks. position. You then proceed to send an e-mail to your customer confirming and Fixed WiMAX Let’s now consider some of the IEEE that the product is in stock and you 802.16e-2005 WiMAX applications receive the order before you have Applications below. returned to your desk. Application Summary Broadband on the Move Airspan has grasped this vision and has set out to develop a range of Mobile WiMAX enables the service products to fully exploit the potential Wireless Broadband Anytime, ■ providers to offer ‘anytime-anywhere’ of Mobile WiMAX. To this end we have Anywhere broadband services over a wide developed the HiperMAX, MacroMAXe • Broadband @ Home coverage area. Mobile WiMAX and MicroMAXe base stations using • Broadband @ the Office expands the Wi-Fi hotspot concept SDR technology to ensure soft • Broadband on the Move into Hotzones, enabling the service upgrade to support the latest version Mobile, fixed, nomadic and ■ providers to offer consistent and of the Mobile WiMAX standards and portable operation reliable wide-area broadband services without requiring hardware Indoor and outdoor coverage ■ coverage over the metropolitan areas, changes. thus encouraging customer Mobile WiMAX enabled through ■ commitment and loyalty. Airspan has also recognized that USB, PC card and handsets Mobile WiMAX requires diverse and WiMAX provides wide area Hot ■ Mobile WiMAX takes broadband plentiful WiMAX enabled end user Zones outside the confines of the home or devices and has developed the world’s Backhaul and bridging ■ the workplace. Thanks to ‘anytime- first quad-band MiMAX USB device for applications anywhere’ true broadband experience laptop computers. Find out more later offered by WiMAX, new and exciting in this document. services become a reality in all walks 5
  7. 7. WiMAX backhaul, whereas the stay connected as they roam from Fixed Broadband consumers enjoy the benefit of location to location. This model also accessing the WiMAX broadband helps save OPEX expenses by WiMAX appeals to a wide cross connection anywhere within their minimizing the number of Wi-Fi section of service providers, new dwelling. Another market for access points required to achieve entrants, mobile service providers integrated WiMAX and WiFi CPE complete broadband coverage and traditional wireline operators with considerable potential is across the campus. alike. WiMAX is appealing to new temporary deployments, such as entrants and mobile service Backhaul applications trade shows, sports venues and providers that want to also provide emergency relief. high-speed broadband services to WiMAX products lend themselves to the home and the office. WiMAX is Campus Applications backhaul and bridging applications. also being embraced by the wireline We have already discussed how operators as a cost-effective way to Many government, enterprise and WiMAX can provide a cost effective expand their broadband service educational organizations have and highly integrated backhaul offerings to underserved areas. deployed Wi-Fi technology in environment for Wi-Fi hotspots. In Using WiMAX, wireline operators can buildings for their respective users. some deployment situations it would cover rural and less dense WiMAX allows a service provider to be attractive to use WiMAX environments where the cost of offer broadband connectivity compliant links, operating in an expanding DSL and cable wiring is beyond individual buildings to unlicensed band such as 5.8GHz, to prohibitive, as well as dense urban provide complete coverage of an backhaul the base station traffic areas where it may be difficult to entire campus for data, VoIP and towards the core network. A third add wired connections to existing multimedia applications. application could be LAN-LAN large buildings such as apartment Furthermore, thanks to the advanced bridging solutions for campus blocks and office buildings. QoS and security features offered by networks or indeed for providing IP WiMAX, it becomes possible to connectivity. Airspan offers a range of base create a secure and reliable stations that provide the optimum communications environment. Airspan’s MicroMAX product range is CAPEX and OPEX solutions in both particularly suitable for backhaul dense urban and less dense sub- The integration of WiMAX and Wi-Fi applications providing high urban and rural deployment in a single end user device enables availability with native IP interfaces, scenarios. Furthermore, Airspan has users to connect to either in-building in both licensed and unlicensed been the first WiMAX vendor to offer Wi-Fi or campus-wide WiMAX bands. a complete range of indoor and networks, allowing them to outdoor integrated WiMAX and Wi- Fi end user devices. These products benefit both the service provider and the consumer. The service providers can rapidly deploy indoor and Mobile WiMAX Scenarios outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots with built-in 6
  8. 8. Airspan’s WiMAX Product Portfolio • Delivering optimized CAPEX, minimized OPEX • Complete range of interoperable products with class leading performance optimize CAPEX for all deployment scenarios • Highly integrated, compact packaging and low power consumption minimize site OPEX costs Airspan is proud to introduce the Airspan’s WiMAX technology has been industry’s most complete range of carefully chosen to deliver IEEE WiMAX products consisting macro and 802.16e-2005 Mobile WiMAX. It also micro-cell base station solutions, a provides operators with a cost range of indoor, outdoor and mobile effective and future-proof evolution end user devices, network products path from Fixed to Mobile WiMAX and a comprehensive network profiles. management solution. Airspan offers the ideal WiMAX Airspan’s WiMAX products benefit platform on which to deploy an from a unique combination of features industry standard broadband solution. The Ultimate WiMAX delivering the best economics and It provides all the benefits of multi- most attractive service propositions for vendor interoperability, decreasing Product Family mobile and fixed/nomadic/portable CPE costs, WiMAX enabled handheld broadband: device portability with roaming and indoor, self install CPE economics, thus Product Summary • Wide selection of base stations heralding a new era of inexpensive, types enable improved network ubiquitous broadband wireless access Base Stations ■ economics. anytime, everywhere. • HiperMAX • Modular and highly integrated • MacroMAXd Airspan’s WiMAX Strategy products encourage scalable • MacroMAXe network deployment that improves • MicroMAXd CAPEX and OPEX performance. Airspan’s WiMAX strategy is to offer a • MicroMAXe • Open architecture enables comprehensive end-to-end solution for End User Devices ■ interoperability. Mobile and Fixed WiMAX deployments • MiMAX USB • Wide range of Licensed and through standards compliant, • EasyST Unlicensed bands supported interoperable, WiMAX Forum™ • EasyWiFi (1.5GHz, 2.3GHz, 3.3-3.8GHz, certified products; empower the end- • EasyVoice 4.9GHz, 5.1-5.4GHz, 5.4-5.7GHz, user through personal broadband; 5.8GHz, 5.9GHz followed by provide real-world solutions to • ProST 500-700MHz) coexistence with other wireless • ProST-WiFi • Class leading spectral efficiency systems; enable seamless Network Products ■ • High Performance radios that upgradeability to Mobile WiMAX • ControlMAX deliver extended link budgets through the use of Software Defined • VoiceMAX • Low latency radio interface for time Radio (SDR) and to offer unrivalled Network Management ■ critical services spectral efficiency through the use of • Netspan advanced antenna techniques such as MIMO and Smart Antenna Systems. HiperMAX-micro deployment in urban Tokyo 7
  9. 9. Technology Showcase WiMAX from Airspan - your best solution Software Defined Radio (SDR) - essential technology for ■ Most complete range of WiMAX products in the industry ■ simultaneous support of both Fixed and Mobile WiMAX • Base stations that support for macro and micro PHY/MAC deployment models Advanced RF features ■ • Comprehensive range of End User Devices for indoor, • Transmit and Receive Diversity to improve link budget outdoor and mobile deployment • MIMO - Multiple antenna elements are employed to • Total network solution including ASN Gateways improve range and throughput • Scalable solutions to maximize CAPEX and OPEX • Intelligent, beamforming antenna technology to Open architecture enabling interoperability ■ improve link budget and spectral efficiency Widest range of frequency bands supported of any vendor ■ Intel technology in the End User Devices – essential ■ Class-leading spectral efficiency thanks to our advanced ■ technology for low cost and future-proof functionality RF implementations MiMAX USB – World’s first and smallest WiMAX USB ■ Carrier-class VoIP over WiMAX solutions ■ device, turning every laptop into a WiMAX enabled • Sophisticated admission control solution – VoiceMAX personal broadband device, enabling mobility, roaming Advanced and user-friendly network management ■ and interoperability solutions Advanced TCA (ATCA) - Industry standard Indoor ■ Comprehensive range of professional services to enable ■ equipment practice for base stations you to get the most out of your deployment Fibre Optic OBSAI interface - Supports distances of 300m ■ • RF planning services to 3km between the indoor (baseband) and outdoor • Network design services (radio) units, using different fibre optic modules. Sophisticated admission control and dynamic service flow ■ provisioning technology to enable carrier-class VoIP services Open network architecture – essential for multi-vendor ■ interoperability Network Architecture PSTN Internet ASN ProST Wi-Fi Clients HA Billing IMS HiperMAX IP BRAS Core DHCP/ AAA CRM DNS ASN Gateway (ControlMAX) VoIP IAD CSN MacroMAXe EasyST MicroMAXe MiMAX USB 8
  10. 10. HiperMAX Base Station • Simultaneous support for both Mobile and Fixed WiMAX profiles • Flexible packaging - indoor/outdoor or all outdoor • Advanced RF features for maximized coverage and throughput • Fully redundant architecture HiperMAX is the ultimate Mobile • Multi-channel transmit and receive WiMAX base station designed for diversity high-density deployment situations. • 2x2 and 4x2 MIMO configurations HiperMAX has been architected to • 4 or 8 channel Smart Antenna provide a highly scalable, fully Systems (SAS) redundant base station product that • Support for FDD and TDD profiles will continue to deliver the optimum performance for years to come. HiperMAX is designed to deliver the best link budget with the highest HiperMAX is fully compatible with the capacity and net throughput; all Mobile WiMAX Network Reference essential qualities for macro-cell Model (NRM) as part of the Access deployments used in typical wireless The Ultimate Mobile Service Network (ASN). HiperMAX roll out. supports the reference point (R6) WiMAX Base Station between the base station and the ASN HiperMAX implements an all-outdoor Gateway as well as the reference point radio with up to eight-element (R8) between base stations. HiperMAX antenna array system. Main Features interworks with Airspan’s ASN Gateway called ControlMAX and with All HiperMAX base stations support HiperMAX supports: ■ other third party ASN gateways. SAS and multi-channel Transmit and • Option of split indoor / outdoor Receive diversity and are platform or all outdoor configurations HiperMAX represents the state of the ready for SDMA, which uses the • Fully redundant architecture art, next generation base station antenna array to enhance capacity • Up to 6 channels per ATCA design and includes: and improve frequency re-use. shelf with full redundancy or Up to 12 channels without • Fully upgradeable, software HiperMAX base stations cooperate redundancy defined, PHY and MAC layers with the IMS which is part of the • Optical, zero-loss connectivity enabling simultaneous support for Connectivity Service network (CSN) to between indoor and outdoor both Mobile WiMAX (SOFDMA) and deliver voice and other multimedia units Fixed WiMAX (OFDM) services and can also be configured to Up to 40dBm transmit power ■ • Fully digital, OBSAI based, fibre support VoIP applications, using a Supports FDD and TDD profiles ■ optic interfaces between indoor standard media gateway to the PSTN. Advanced antenna options, ■ baseband and outdoor radio including diversity, MIMO and SAS equipment, which can operate Up to 5bps/Hz per radio ■ at up to 3km. (2x2 MIMO) HiperMAX uses PicoChip® based ■ Software Defined Radio (SDR) array, rated at 4x600 billion instructions/s Hybrid beamforming and MIMO ■ enhancements allows multiple simultaneous transmissions to End User Devices • Interference avoidance through null forming • Key to spectral efficiency enhancements • Multiple antenna beams are synthesised at baseband Supports Fractional Frequency ■ Reuse utilising PUSC modes in HiperMAX mast head units deployed in Vodafone Malta OFDMA 9
  11. 11. The antenna system of choice is The all outdoor version of HiperMAX is HiperMAX Operation connected to the outdoor RF unit and known as HiperMAX-micro. This consists in turn to each baseband blade. of split baseband and RF sections The flexibility of the HiperMAX HiperMAX can support up to 12 connected via a fibre interface, but with architecture allows many deployment baseband blades per 14-slot shelf, with all components including the power configurations including those suited to a single fibre optic cable to each RF supply and GPS functions housed within both macro and micro cellular unit. Baseband blades can be a single SDR-micro enclosure. This form installations. It supports all outdoor as configured to support 6 active channels factor is particularly well suited to low well as split indoor / outdoor with full redundancy or 12 active density micro-cell sites where access to configurations allowing the operator to channels without redundancy. a temperature controlled room is not select the deployment model best possible or preferred. eg. a building suited to operational expense The ATCA shelf also houses the shelf rooftop. considerations and site access controller and power supplies. In constraints. addition to the ATCA shelf, the HiperMAX rack houses the Ethernet A HiperMAX Base station configured for switch and the GPS synchronization traditional multi-sector macro-cell unit. The Ethernet switch aggregates deployments consists of a baseband the individual traffic streams onto a section, suitable for location within a HiperMAX-micro Gigabit Ethernet stream for backhaul protected environment, and an outdoor purposes. For TDD and smart antenna HiperMAX fully supports the extensive RF section. The indoor boards, referred operation the multiple sectors are QoS characteristics of the IEEE to as blades within the ATCA standard, locked to a GPS timing source. The 802.16e-2005 radio interface. In are housed in a 5 or 14 slot NEBS ATCA shelf manager provides a addition, it incorporates specific compliant ATCA chassis. The outdoor platform management layer that holds additional radio resource management enclosure contains the RF subsystem an inventory of field replaceable units features that allow applications such as components, which enables smart in the system and monitors their status. VoIP to be robustly delivered by antenna functionality running on a implementing Admission Control on a Software Defined Radio (SDR). The Fibre optic modules operating at speeds per call basis. connection between the baseband and of up to 3.1GBit/s and are connected to RF sections is made through a fibre fibre optic cables capable of carrying up HiperMAX is managed by Netspan, the optic cable. to 10Gb/s for future expansion, if SNMP based central management required. platform. HiperMAX supports different antenna options including: • Tx and Rx Diversity • 2x2 MIMO Matrix A & B • 4x2 MIMO Matrix A & B • 4 or 8 element SAS Network Architecture PSTN Internet ASN ProST Wi-Fi Clients HA Billing IMS IP BRAS Core DHCP/ AAA CRM HiperMAX DNS ASN Gateway VoIP IAD (ControlMAX) CSN EasyST MiMAX USB 10
  12. 12. MacroMAX Base Station MacroMAX is a family of single mode MacroMAX family comprises of two (IEEE 802.16-2004 or 802.16e-2005) products: highly integrated macro-cell base • MacroMAXe - an all outdoor stations with all-in-one packaging of solution for Mobile WiMAX RF and base-band components. applications to minimize physical MacroMAX includes integrated dual RF footprint and operator OPEX transceivers to support two channel • MacroMAXd- an all indoor diversity and MIMO. solution for Fixed WiMAX applications. MacroMAXe • Fully integrated macro-cell Base Station with 2x2 MIMO • Compact and light-weight form factor for optimum OPEX performance • Eco friendly - low power consumption reduces carbon footprint • Support for 2x10MHz or 1x20MHz channels • Advanced RF features for optimized coverage and throughput MacroMAXe MacroMAXe is a class-leading 2nd profile Rel. 1.5) as well. MacroMAXe generation Mobile WiMAX base has been designed to support either Main Features station which employs the software 2x10MHz (using dual PHY/MAC) or defined radio (SDR) technology first 1x20MHz channel. developed for HiperMAX, together Supports 802.16e-2005 SOFDMA ■ with dual radio transceivers, antennas MacroMAXe has been conceived for Initially supports 2.3GHz and ■ and GPS receiver all in a highly deployment in 3-sector configuration, integrated, physically small and light, which is the optimum configuration 2.5GHz bands all outdoor package. for Mobile WiMAX deployments. All-in-one single outdoor unit ■ MacroMAXe design also incorporates minimizes site OPEX MacroMAXe has been primarily an Ethernet switch which enables the Dual 40dBm radios ■ developed for the 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz traffic from 3 sectors to be • 60dBm EiRP with front-mounted Mobile WiMAX bands and will be aggregated for backhaul and network antennas Wave 2 certified in these bands. The interfacing. MacroMAXe fully supports STC and MIMO support ■ product has been designed to address the interoperable R6 reference point • Matrix A & Matrix B the markets needs thru to 2011 and for interworking with ASN Gateways Supports 5/10/20MHz channel size ■ beyond by supporting the current and either in a distributed or centralized • 2x5MHz, 2x10MHz, 1x20MHz future air interfaces thanks to its SDR network configuration. Supports interoperable reference ■ technology. points defined by NRM MacroMAXe is the most power MacroMAXe is a remarkable base efficient base station in its class. Each • Supports interoperable R6 station product bringing together 2x10W base station sector draws just reference point state-of-the-art technologies in a 200W of power, 1/3 of competing Supports 512, 1024, 2048 FFT ■ compact all outdoor package. Thanks products per Mbit/s of capacity SOFDMA to its small footprint MacroMAXe delivered, thus significantly improving Compact and light form factor ■ minimizes site OPEX expenditure. the operator’s carbon footprint and <20 litre, <20 Kg all-outdoor ■ MacroMAXe is small in size but big in OPEX. package performance. Thanks to the efficient Very low power consumption ■ power amplifier technology employed MacroMAXe implements Fractional • 200W typical for fully loaded in its RF implementation, MacroMAXe Frequency Reuse (FFR) in order to sector implements dual 40dBm (10W) radios enable frequency reuse factor of 1 • 1/3 power consumption of for 2x2MIMO delivering up to 60dBm (N=1). FFR controls co-channel competing products per M/bits EiRP with the integrated antennas. interference to support N=1 with minimal degradation in spectral of capacity delivered MacroMAXe initially supports 5MHz efficiency. MacroMAXe can also be Significant CAPEX and OPEX savings ■ and 10MHz channel sizes. However, deployed using traditional frequency the product is capable of supporting reuse plans. 20MHz channels (Mobile WiMAX 11
  13. 13. MacroMAXd • Certified for IEEE 802.16-2004 FDD operation • Widely deployed around the world MacroMAXd • Support Space-Time coding (STC) and Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) Main Features LNA, which in turn is connected to MacroMAXd is a WiMAX Forum™ appropriate mast installed antennas certified base station product; one of via external feeders. the first to achieve certification. The first base station to achieve ■ MacroMAXd has been shipped to WiMAX Forum™ certification in the Two separate antennas enable the customers since 2H 2005. FDD profile in March 2006 link budget to be further increased Designed for Fixed WiMAX ■ through the use of multi-channel MacroMAXd has been designed to deployments where high capacity is transmit diversity and receive deliver the best link budget with the required diversity. A compact rack supports highest capacity and net Available in 3.5GHz full FDD profile ■ up to three sectors with diversity a throughput; all essential qualities for MacroMAXd supports ■ full rack supports up to 4 sectors. macro-cell deployments used in • 256 FFT OFDM typical wireless rollouts. It is Both MacroMAXe and MacroMAXd available in the 3.4- 3.6GHz band in • Up to 35dBm transmit power base stations are managed by the 3.5F1 profile. • 3 or 4 diversity channels per rack Netspan, Airspan’s SNMP based • Baseband to RF connection element management platform. Each MacroMAXd sector comprises made digitally of a 4U high rack mountable shelf, • Final RF feed using conventional which contains the baseband antenna feeders processor and the RF unit. The • Downlink diversity (Space Time baseband is a single card that is Coding - STC) directly connected to the RF, PA and • Uplink diversity (Maximal Ratio Combining - MRC) • Up to 10Mbps net capacity using 3.5MHz channel Network Architecture PSTN Internet ASN ProST Wi-Fi Clients HA Billing IMS IP BRAS Core DHCP/ AAA CRM DNS MacroMAXe ASN Gateway VoIP IAD (ControlMAX) CSN EasyST MiMAX USB 12
  14. 14. MicroMAX Base Station MicroMAX is a family of single mode variants for low density / rural (802.16d or 802.16e) highly deployments are available. integrated micro-cell base stations with all-in-one outdoor packaging of MicroMAX family comprises of two RF and base-band components. For products: Mobile WiMAX applications, • MicroMAXe - an all outdoor MicroMAXe includes integrated dual solution for Mobile WiMAX RF transceivers to support two-channel applications to minimize physical MIMO. Performance optimized footprint and operator OPEX variants for high density roof-top • MicroMAXd - an outdoor solution deployments and cost optimized for Fixed WiMAX applications with an indoor traffic aggregator. MicroMAXe • Fully integrated micro-cell base station • Compact and light-weight form factor for optimum OPEX MicroMAXe performance • The economic solution for lower density deployments Main Features MicroMAXe is a sophisticated micro- the product is capable of supporting cell Mobile WiMAX base station which 20MHz channels (Mobile WiMAX employs the software defined radio profile Rel. 1.5) as well. MicroMAXe (SDR) technology first developed for has been designed to support either Supports 802.16e-2005 SOFDMA ■ HiperMAX, together with dual radio 2x10MHz (using dual PHY/MAC) or Supports wide range of frequency transceivers, antennas and GPS 1x20MHz channel. bands receiver all in a highly integrated, • 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz, 3.3GHz, 3.5GHz, physically small and light, all outdoor MicroMAXe has been conceived for 3.7GHz, 4.9GHz, 5.4GHz, 5.8GHz package. deployment in 3-sector configuration, All-in-one single outdoor unit ■ which is the optimum configuration minimizes deployment costs and MicroMAXe has been designed to for Mobile WiMAX deployments. site OPEX provide a sophisticated yet cost- MicroMAXe design also incorporates Dual 36dBm radios ■ effective base station solution in less an Ethernet switch which enables the STC and MIMO support dense deployment situations. The traffic from 3 sectors to be ■ product supports a wide range of aggregated for backhaul and network • Matrix A licensed and unlicensed frequency interfacing. MicroMAXe fully supports • Matrix B bands. It has been designed to the interoperable R6 reference point Supports 5/10/20MHz channel size ■ address the markets needs thru to for interworking with ASN Gateways • 2x5MHz 2011 and beyond by supporting the either in a distributed or centralized • 2x10MHz current and future air interfaces network configuration. • 1x20MHz thanks to its SDR technology. Supports 512, 1024, 2048 FFT ■ Spectrum is a scarce and valuable SOFDMA MicroMAXe base station product resource which must be used Supports interoperable reference ■ bringing together state-of-the-art efficiently. In order to achieve points defined by NRM technologies in a compact and all frequency reuse factor of one (N=1) • Supports interoperable R6 outdoor package. Thanks to its small the best balance between spectral reference point footprint MicroMAXe is easy to deploy efficiency and interference mitigation and minimizes site OPEX expenditure. must be achieved. This is realized Compact and light form factor ■ through Fractional Frequency Reuse MicroMAXe comes in two variants, a for which MicroMAXe has been Hi-Power class and a Lo-Power class. optimized. Fractional Frequency Reuse MacroMAXe implements dual radios controls co-channel interference to for 2x2MIMO delivering up to 56dBm support frequency reuse of one with EiRP with the integrated antennas. minimal degradation in spectral efficiency. MicroMAXe can also be MicroMAXe initially supports 5MHz deployed using traditional frequency and 10MHz channel sizes. However, reuse plans. 13
  15. 15. MicroMAXd • IEEE 802.16-2004 certified for FDD and TDD operation • Widely deployed around the world MicroMAXd • Highly modular architecture • Ideal for lower density deployments Main Features MicroMAXd is a complete standalone scenarios in both licensed (1.5GHz, base station, sharing the same system 3.3GHz, 3.5, 3.7GHz, 4.9GHz) and architecture as our tried and tested unlicensed (5.1, 5.4GHz, 5.8GHz, Cost optimized for lower density ■ ASWipLL product line. 5.9GHz) bands. applications • Modular and scalable architecture The MicroMAXd base station is highly One of the key features of the • All outdoor integrated baseband modular in design and consists of two MicroMAX BSR is that it requires less digital processing, radio and main components: the all-outdoor than 28W power, making it ideally antenna Base Station Radios (BSR) and the suited for those rural deployments • Up to 16 radios per mast indoor aggregator Base Station where power generation and supply Supports WiMAX Forum™ profiles in ■ Distribution Unit (BSDU), or the single may be a problem. channel Data Adaptor. 1.5GHz, 3.3GHz, 3.5GHz, 3.7GHz, MicroMAXd operating in unlicensed 4.9GHz, 5.1GHz, 5.4GHz, 5.8GHz and Each base station site can contain up bands can be used by Wireless ISPs to in 5.9GHz bands to 16 BSRs, depending on the amount deploy WiMAX easily and cost BPSK/QPSK/16QAM/64QAM ■ of available spectrum. Each BSR is effectively wherever the need is adaptive modulation connected to the BSDU via a identified. Full duplex FDD and TDD operation ■ 100BaseT interface operating over a Advanced software features ■ Cat5e cable, which carries both data Both MicroMAXe and MicroMAXd • Full IEEE 802.16 QoS service and power over a distance of 300m base stations are managed by classes with Cat5e repeater. Each BSDU can Netspan, Airspan’s SNMP based • Full 802.1d transparent bridging support up to 8 BSRs. element management platform. • IEEE 802.1q/p VLAN tagging/untagging MicroMAXd is designed to support lower density, rural broadband access, • Bridging and routing functionality enterprise applications and DSL in-fill Network Architecture PSTN Internet ASN ProST Wi-Fi Clients HA Billing IMS IP BRAS Core DHCP/ AAA CRM DNS MicroMAXe ASN Gateway VoIP IAD (ControlMAX) CSN EasyST MiMAX USB 14
  16. 16. MiMAX USB – Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 USB Device • First Mobile WiMAX USB device on the market • Small form factor • Pure plug-and-play operation • Quad-band for maximum roaming convenience • Optional MiMAX Finder for detecting WiMAX networks Success of Mobile WiMAX depends on size delivering up to +22dBm into the the avalability of reasonably priced antenna. It goes on to deliver an end user devices. Airspan has taken astonishing throughput of up to the lead by announcing the world’s 33Mbps (in a 10 MHz TDD channel first Quad-band, Wave 2 Mobile running Matrix B and CSM on uplink). WiMAX, 2x2 MIMO enabled USB It is power friendly too, looking after device called MiMAX USB (pronounced the mobile device’s battery by “My Max”). supporting sleep and idle features. The MiMAX USB is the first product in MiMAX USB’s optional MiMAX Finder the MiMAX family of MIMO Mobile accessory is self-powered and provides MiMAX USB - Mobile WiMAX devices and add-ons. It is a simple way of detecting WiMAX joined by the optional battery coverage availability without powering WiMAX Device powered MiMAX Finder unit. up the PC mobile PC. It also doubles as a desktop cradle which ensures the Main Features In order to provide true global unit can be positioned to maximize roaming, and Inter and Intra country performance and avoid the RF signal roaming across multiple frequency obstructions associated with direct Wave 2 MIMO Mobile WiMAX ■ bands, the MiMAX USB provides quad- interfaced devices like PCMCIA and PC compliant USB device band WiMAX operation in a small, Express cards. Allows integration with any device ■ power efficient package that sets the or desktop that supports USB 2.0 levels of size performance standards The MiMAX USB incorporates service Easy to use, pure “Plug-and-Play” ■ for the WiMAX industry. provider friendly features as well. It operation supports over the air software STC, 2x2 Matrix A MIMO and 2x2 ■ The MiMAX USB packs a big RF upgrades and a SIM card slot, for SIM Matrix B MIMO downlink support, performance despite it’s diminutive based authentication. and CSM uplink support Peak Throughput: Up to 33Mbps ■ True Quad-Band operation Enables ■ Global Inter and Intra- Country Roaming • 2.3-2.4GHz, 2.496-2.69GHz, 3.3-3.8GHz, 4.9-5.8GHz RF Performance ■ • SOFDMA • 5, 7, 8.75 and 10MHz TDD • Tx power (2/3GHz) – 22dBm, Tx Power (4/5GHz) – 17dBm Supports: ■ • Handover • Sleep, idle and paging modes Low power consumption (<2.4W) ■ SIM card support for SIM based ■ authentication Over-the-air download of software ■ upgrades Small form factor, only 99x35x8mm ■ Battery powered MiMAX Finder ■ Accessory, which enables detection of WiMAX coverage without turning on the PC 15
  17. 17. EasyST-2 • Indoor “self-install” CPE • Small form factor and built-in antenna • Supports Mobile and Fixed WiMAX profiles • Optional Stackable Wi-Fi and VoIP units EasyST and ProST CPE products have EasyST has two optional quot;stackablequot; been developed to work with all extension bases, one for Wi-Fi and the WiMAX compliant base stations other for VoIP and data. including all base stations from Airspan. The EasyST is an all-indoor CPE designed for self-install by the end user whereas the ProST is a part indoor part outdoor CPE which requires professional installation and provides superior link budget in difficult deployment conditions. For Self Install Indoor The EasyST is a physically compact EasyST with EasyWiFi WiMAX CPE designed to be deployed Deployments EasyWiFi alongside the end user's PC. EasyST looks great when sitting on a desk or window sill. The Wi-Fi expansion base provides full Main Features IEEE 802.11b/g Access Point The EasyST is designed to be installed functionality and turns each EasyST Supports both Mobile WiMAX and ■ by the end user, using a simple-to-use into an instant hot spot, with the Fixed WiMAX profiles but sophisticated user interface to WiMAX radio interface providing World's first quot;Self-Installquot; WiMAX ■ enable optimum positioning without backhaul for IEEE 802.11b/g clients. CPE needing to switch-on the user's PC. Thanks to IEEE 802.16 QoS built into Full indoor non-LOS (NLOS) ■ This helps improve service availability the EasyST, Wireless SIP phones can deployment and reliability whilst increasing service make high quality, managed VoIP User unpacks, plugs in and surfs - ■ speed and reducing network load. calls. Installation takes less than 1 minute! Three different deployment models Utilizes latest Intel WiMAX chipset ■ are supported: using the integral 4 x Optional IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi ■ 90˚ antenna; using together with the access point optional Wi-Fi expansion (thus Optional VoIP base for 1or 2 POTS ■ locating the EasyST by a window); or lines using an external antenna. In all cases A range of antenna options ■ a visual indication system informs the Up to 8.5dBi, 4 x 90º auto selecting ■ user when the optimum location for EasyST with EasyVoice antenna RF reception and transmission is EasyVoice Full support for Sub-Channelization ■ achieved. (OFDMA on uplink) Integral SIM card reader ■ Voice and data applications are The latest generation EasyST, called quot;Auto-Connectquot; and quot;Auto-Configquot; ■ supported by the VoIP expansion EasyST-2, is based on the Rosedale 2 features base, which supports 2 voice lines and chipset from Intel and is capable of Fully Nomadic Operation ■ an Ethernet port, thus providing supporting both Mobile WiMAX and services to standard, RJ-11 equipped Fixed WiMAX profiles. Simply through telephone instruments. Battery backup software the device can be configured can also be provided, where to support one or the other profile. applicable, and uses simple AA rechargeable NiMH cells. The VoIP EasyST is designed for combined voice expansion base is fully managed by and data deployments. Airspan’s base stations and VoiceMAX solution to ensure a fully transparent, carrier-class voice service. 16