The next generation in millimetre wave point to multipoint backhaul technology, operating in the ITU, CEPT and ETSI harmonised 40.5 – 43.5 GHz spectrum, is perfectly positioned to enable operators across Africa to leverage existing investments in 3G networks, prepare for 4G LTE deployments, and meet the growing demand for mobile data. The solution provides up to 10 Gigabits per Second of hub capacity, and delivers up to 250 Megabits per Second end point throughput.
As RAN technologies evolve through LTE, LTE-A, HetNets and ultimately cloud-based RAN architectures over the next five years, it is imperative that future-proof backhaul systems are implemented to support them. African operators that deploy Bluwan’s solution can drive cost savings while maximising available capacity by directly extending the reach of fibre. This approach delivers up to 15 times the amount of capacity delivered by previous generation multipoint solutions. Bluwan’s solution greatly reduces the financial and operational risks associated with deploying fibre optic backhaul networks, especially as networks continue to increase in cell site density.