By Nick Dewar
Vice President, Systems Engineering and Business Development | Telrad Networks
It’s not uncommon to find my son in one room of our house and my daughter in another, both streaming videos. Our household is the new reality, and it has telecom operators seeking ways to increase capacity for just this type of scenario.
Fixed LTE enables operators to overcome the capacity challenge by adding software capacity features that accommodate the modern household’s rising consumption.
Here are key reasons to consider Telrad fixed LTE:
- LTE uses a combination of channel bandwidths to achieve higher data rates and accommodate more users. Similarly, the advanced MIMO smart antenna technology exploits multipath propagation by using multiple antennas to transmit and receive, thereby increasing capacity beyond standard techniques.
- The LTE standard employs more advanced scheduling techniques and therefore can sustain higher peak rates.
- Telrad LTE has reprogrammable capabilities at the PHY/MAC level, unlike chipset-embedded radios that require a full trade-out of equipment
- Telrad’s 4×4 LTE radios support double the spectral efficiency of traditional 2×2 radios.
- There are six options for deployment flexibility, from maximum NLOS to lowest cost per sector for low density areas.
- Telrad offers end-to-end solutions from the core to the radio access network to the user equipment. In addition, Telrad has a full complement of network management tools for visibility to the network edge. Our standards-based single-vendor solution mitigates finger-pointing and saves time as we will find and fix the trouble spot. Meanwhile, third-party interoperability is available because Telrad follows the LTE standard.
- Telrad owns the relevant intellectual property, meaning there is no third-party co-dependency.
Telrad’s fixed LTE radios are part of an evolving ecosystem of end-user equipment for an ever-growing mainstream market. A market that is driven by Tier 1 players in the mobile industry that are investing billions of dollars in the fixed-space environment. Tier II & III independent telecom operators and rural cooperatives are seeing the added benefits of fixed LTE.
Operating in the managed 2.5 GHz and CBRS spectrums allows telecom operators and rural cooperatives to deploy and expand their wireless networks under the framework of some licensing. At the end of the day, spectrum is the most valuable asset for an operator. When they can maximize the use of that spectrum, the more revenues they can make because they can add subscribers and charge them accordingly for their usage.
And that usage will include streaming. Consumers want it. We will pay a premium for it if it is reliable, consistent and fast. Why? Because my son and daughter want to stream different shows and games in different rooms of the house while I’m watching professional hockey.
It’s worth the investment.