AirHarmonyProviding rural communities with the power of communications Intelligent 2G & 4G Base Station with integrated wireless backhaul and relay
AirHarmony Intelligent 2G & 4G Base Station with integrated wireless backhaul and relay
Providing rural communities with the power of communications Unlike conventional base stations, AirHarmony is a compact all-in-one base station with self-backhaul capability using Airspan’s iBridge technology. AirHarmony delivers 2G & 4G voice and data services using the widely deployed and proven nanoGSM technology from ip.access, and Airspan’s field proven software defined radio (SDR) technology. Operators have always struggled to develop a business case for delivering ubiquitous coverage in isolated rural AirHarmony is a highly flexible solution that can incorporate communities, with traditional Macro additional radio interface technologies, such as 3G, through Base Stations requiring significant remote software upgrade.infrastructure. Furthermore, the cost in providing backhaul to 2G and 4G base A unique feature of AirHarmony is its inbuilt backhaul stations has meant that any service is technology that supports low latency, high capacity, non-line- limited, and cannot support data. of-sight, point-to-multi-point operation with relay- named iBridge. This groundbreaking architecture enables carriers toAirHarmony provides a revolutionary new create sustainable service footprints with minimized CAPEXapproach to deploying a network, enabling and OPEX profiles. Another key feature is the low poweroperators to economically deliver 2G voice and consumption of less than 200 W per sector. In many regions, a4G data services in hard to reach rural locations, base station can be solar powered.especially in regions with low average revenueper user (ARPU). Architecture Diagram MSC PSTN A Um Air- Harmony Abis over IP Uu Termination Gb Gn BSC SGSN GGSN Integrated Backhaul (& Gb over IP) Air- Air- iBridge Um Gi Harmony Harmony Uu Termination Base PDN- Uu Um S1-U S-GW S5 SGi Internet Air- GW Um Harmony S11 Uu S1- Termination MME MME
GSM & GPRS ACCESS2G Cellular services are provided using technology from ip.access.AirHarmony uses the standard GSM and GPRS air interface to delivervoice, SMS messaging and data to 2G and 3G handsets.AirHarmony supports a secure Abis over IP interface to the BaseStation Controller (BSC), requiring low bandwidth and providing hightolerance to latency.Each AirHarmony sector supports a single TRX which can support upto 14 simultaneous voice calls using dynamic AMR with half rate. For ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTIONhigh traffic locations, where even greater capacity is needed, multipleAirHarmony sectors can be deployed. AirHarmony consists of a single self-contained unit, removing4G ACCESS the need for a conventionalAirHarmony is based on Airspan’s Software Defined Radio (SDR) equipment rack. The onlytechnology, and provides a fully featured LTE air interface which is external equipment required iscompliant with the 3GPP standards and interoperable with commercial the power supply.UE devices. AirHarmony is a rugged, all-outdoor product, which isINTEGRATED WIRELESS BACKHAUL capable of withstanding a wideAirHarmony uniquely provides an integrated wireless backhaul temperature range, and is fullysolution using Airspan’s iBridge technology. iBridge is a self- IP66 compliant.configuring, self-connecting point-to-multipoint backhaul solution,which automatically extends the reach of the network from existingPoints of Interconnect (POI). iBridge supports multi-hop relayconnections, providing GSM & WiMAX coverage from each node inaddition to the iBridge backhaul functionality. Access only Access and Access and Backhaul only Backhaul Transit Backhaul Transit Remote Farm Rural Village
PLUG AND PLAYAirHarmony supports automated configuration from themanagement system, simplifying the installation of each base station.This automation, coupled with the self-connecting iBridge backhaulresults in a true plug and play solution, allowing service to be rapidlydeployed in rural communities.REDUCED CAPEX / OPEXAirHarmony is a compact all-outdoor 2G + 4G base station, whichcan be installed without conventional indoor infrastructure andassociated power and air-conditioning systems.The integration of wireless backhaul reduces the equipment installedper site, as separate backhaul infrastructure is not required. This inturn reduces spares holding and inventories.The iBridge backhaul supports self-healing, allowing the network toautomatically recover in the event of failure. This increases overallservice availability and customer satisfaction.The LTE radio interface supports Self Optimizing and SelfConfiguration techniques to minimize OPEX across the network. Self-configuration techniques include Automatic Neighbor Relation (ANR)to allow neighbor cells to be automatically configured.FLEXIBLE ARCHITECTUREThe iBridge network can support different topologies as newelements are added to the network, enabling a highly flexible andversatile deployment. Each AirHarmony node can adopt both 2G & 4Gaccess and backhaul functionality, automatically changing backhaulrole from termination to relay to ensure a dynamic self-adaptingarchitecture.iBridge supports self-optimization of backhaul links, ensuringinterference between iBridge nodes is minimized and delivering end-to-end QoS across the network.
GSM SPECIFICATIONSUm RADIO INTERFACETransmit Frequencies: 925-960 MHzChannel Spacing: 200 kHzMax Output Power: +40 dBmMin Output Power: +16 dBmOutput Power Control: 12 stepsChannel Spacing: 200 kHzPerformance: GSM 05:05 (TBC)Receive Gain: 26 stepsSYSTEM SERVICESSecurity System FeaturesAir Interface – A5/1, A5/3 Channel assignment and classmarkAbis over IP Interface: Directed retry based on load, power and cell priority • Signalling and management – TLS/AES Handover • Voice – secure RFP/AES Abis link performance monitoring • GPRS – secure RTP/AESUSER SERVICESTeleservices GPRS SupportTelephony Coding schemes 1-4Short Message Service MT/PP Multi-slot class 10Short Message Service MO/PP Dynamic PDCH for optimising mix of service for voice/dataSABP interface or Short Message Service CB singlemessage for user cell description GPRS Coding schemes CS1-4 E-GPRS Modulation and coding schemes MCS1-9Speech Format Support Link adaptationGSM FR and EFR E-GPRS incremental redundancy and dynamicFull and half rate dynamic AMR based on QoS and window sizeloadCircuit Switched Data • Single slot BS20 at up to 9.6 kb/s • BS21-26, plus BS61, BS81
LTE SPECIFICATIONSRADIO INTERFACE KEY FEATURESVersion: Release 8/9 (10 in future) Advanced Antenna TechniquesOperational Frequency Bands: 2.3 GHz • 2 x 2 MIMO 2.6 GHz • SU-MIMO 3.5 GHz • MU-MIMO 800 MHz 700 MHz System FeaturesDuplex: FDD & TDD • Inter-RAT MobilityMax Channel BW: 10 MHz (20 MHz in future) • RAN Sharing • Automatic Neighbor Relation (ANR)Max Transmit Power: 2 x +36 dBm • Inter-cell Interference CoordinationMCS Support: QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAMSynchronization: GPS & IEEE1588iBridge SPECIFICATIONSiBridge RADIO INTERFACEOperational Frequency Bands: 400-3600 MHz 3600-3800 MHz (future)Duplex: TDDMax Channel BW: 10 MHzMax Output Power: 2 x +27 dBmMCS Support: Up to 256-QAM rate 5/6Switched Antenna Gain: 11 dBiMIMO Matrix: 2 x 2 or 4 x 4PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONSDimensions: 273 x 240 x 1080 mmWeight: 20 kgPower Consumption: <200 WattsOperating Temperature Range: 40°C to +50°C
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