FrontLinkTM58 : Compact all-in-one outdoor wireless fronthaul unit
Compact all-in-one outdoor wireless fronthaul unit
EBlink’s compact all-in-one outdoor wireless fronthaul unit provides a wireless connection between the base station processing element (BBU) and the remote radio heads (RRU).
It offers a practical and economical alternative to the optical fiber generally used to connect the BBU and the RRU.
- Field proven technology
- Groundbreaking spectral efficiency
- LTE Advanced ready
- Wireless fronthaul as a centralized RAN enabler
- Wireless fronthaul maximizes TCO reduction
Field proven technology
EBlink’s FrontLinkTM 58 solution has been deployed on commercial networks by mobile operators around the world. It achieves radio KPIs comparable to those obtained with an optical fiber connection, preserving both downlink and uplink radio performance.
- “In just a few months, EBlink has demonstrated that it can attain the ambitious performance levels predicted. It’s remarkable”, comments Jean-Luc Vuillemin, director of the Orange France network.
Groundbreaking spectral efficiency
EBlink’s FrontLinkTM 58 solution allows up to three independent channels on a single wireless fronthaul link, supporting up to tri-sector site configurations or tri-band remote sectors. Thanks to its groundbreaking spectral efficiency, the FrontLinkTM 58 solution is capable of carrying up to 7.5 Gbps CPRI in less than 70MHz of spectrum.
Another benefit of this spectral efficiency is the possibility for a high concentration of wireless fronthaul links within a given geographical area, significantly boosting network capacity where needed.
Thanks to its industry-leading spectral efficiency, and unlike any other wireless fronthaul solutions available, EBlink’s wireless fronthaul technology is suitable for either licensed or unlicensed bands.
FrontLinkTM 58 has a future-proof design compatible with interference management techniques: carrier aggregation, CoMP, Massive MIMO.
Wireless fronthaul as a Centralized RAN enabler
EBlink’s FrontLink™ 58 products offer a convenient, low-risk and flexible solution to future distributed RAN architectures such as Cloud RAN or local Cloud RAN.
Wireless fronthaul maximizes TCO reduction
Mobile operators wrestle with many unknowns as they develop new strategies to modernize their networks.
EBlink’s wireless fronthaul addresses these challenges head-on; its state-of-the-art products provide the ideal solution for the deployment of both macro sites and small cells, with outstanding performance and rapid, flexible, reliable installations at low cost.
Complementary to fibre-based Fronthaul, EBlink’s wireless fronthaul solutions also drive a significant reduction in deployment costs: up to 40% in most scenarios. Specifically, EBlink’s patented technology eliminates the last few hundred metres of fibre that are so costly for mobile-telecoms operators, being long and difficult to deploy.