New feature enables significant capacity increases, up to 70%, in fixed LTE networks
Lod, Israel – October 4, 2018 —Telrad Networks, a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, today announced the launch of their MU-MIMO (Multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output) technology, enabling operators to increase capacity in a network by up to 70%, and thereby increasing subscriber connectivity rates. The new feature has been tested in a successful trial by long-term customer Seaside Wireless Communications, a Canadian Wireless Internet Service Provider located in Nova Scotia.
“We consistently strive to improve our community’s connectivity,” said Jeff Pastuck, Wireless Network Manager of Seaside Wireless Communications. “Seaside has been a satisfied customer of Telrad Networks for a few years. This new feature is an example of their exceptional quality of product design. We have been able to double our spectral efficiency during this trial, which will mean we can add subscribers to our network within the current spectrum we already utilize. This is key to our business case.”
The new feature falls into an overall strategy by the Company to increase capacity and coverage for customers. The MU-MIMO technology announcement follows two feature announcements earlier in the year for the Dual Sector/Carrier feature and Carrier Aggregation solution, both of which are now generally available.
MU-MIMO will help improve network reliability and provide higher spectral efficiency for operators around the world. The technology allows for more users to use the same spectrum without self-interference and without degrading the overall network performance. The value of increased sector capacity without the addition of new spectrum or additional hardware greatly reduces operational costs to operators and creates faster return on investment (ROI).
This latest BreezeCOMPACT software defined feature includes:
- MU-MIMO – Maximizes spectral efficiency through spatial multiplexing of users within a sector
- Frequency Selective Scheduling – Smart scheduling based on CPE specific sub channel conditions to maximize spectral efficiency
- Multi-Layer Beamforming – For improved coverage throughout the network
Improving Performance, Increasing Capacity, and Lowering Costs for Service Providers
Chris Daniels, President of the Telrad Wireless Division, stated, “We understand the challenge faced by fixed wireless operators to provide a solid customer experience while maximizing subscriber density in their networks. Real estate can be expensive, and spectrum is a finite resource. MU-MIMO essentially doubles the spectral efficiency of our LTE solution, allowing service providers to deploy more subscribers with fewer eNBs. By increasing subscriber density without the addition of hardware or spectrum, our customers are able to maximize their investment while enjoying a stronger business case than is possible with competing solutions.”
Telrad is exhibiting at the WISPAPALOOZA Conference, at Booth #335, in Las Vegas, October 9-12, 2018. Visitors can learn more about the company’s suite of high-performance products and services for today’s wireless broadband market.
About Seaside Wireless Communications
Seaside Communications is a locally staffed, owned and operated company that has been in business for forty years. Seaside Wireless Communications, a sister company, provides high-speed internet services to rural communities throughout ten counties in Nova Scotia. The Seaside group employs approximately 100 people located throughout the territories we serve. (seasidehighspeed.com)
About Telrad Networks
Telrad Networks is a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, boasting over 300 4G-deployments in 100 countries. Telrad stands at the forefront of the technology evolution of next-generation TD-LTE solutions in the sub-6 GHz market. Since 1951, the company’s been a recognized pioneer in the telecom industry, facilitating the connectivity needs of millions of end-users through operators, ISPs and enterprises globally. (https://www.telrad.com