Recently, U.K.-based company Sub 10 Systems entered into a global supply and distribution agreement with Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert), a supplier of networking and communications technology, products and services.
As part of the agreement, Sub 10’s high-speed, high capacity millimeter wave Liberator radio links will now be included by Alcatel-Lucent as part of its metro cell backhaul solutions, which are used to provide links to mobile network radios in densely populated locations.
“This is a great step forward for our company and for U.K. technology development. It represents a significant endorsement of our product and technology by one of the world’s most respected technology innovators. What’s more, it will make a major difference in our global presence and visibility with network operators,” said Stuart Broome, CEO, Sub 10 Systems, in a statement.
Francois Allain, VP of the Wireless Transmission Product Unit at Alcatel-Lucent, added that metro cell backhaul solutions must provide flexibility, most notably wireless access capabilities for a wide variety of locations. They also need to be able to deliver high bandwidth and strong quality of service in a cost-effective manner.
“Sub 10’s high-speed millimetre wave radio links are a great addition to our packet microwave backhaul solutions,” Allain added.
Sub 10 develops and manufactures its Liberator wireless links in the U.K., designed to quickly deliver “fiber-thru-the-air” capacity in congested city centers and other areas where fiber would be either too costly or disruptive to install.
In crowded public areas, the Liberator links will have a key role to play connecting the access points in the LTE (News - Alert) small cell layer to the operator’s core backbone network.
“The Liberator is a small unit that is unobtrusive and blends in with the urban environment,” Broome commented. “What’s more, they are so accurate that they can be deployed virtually side-by-side with no interference.”
Further, the Sub10 Liberator links have a range of up to one kilometer and can be deployed daisy-chain-style to cover longer distances – though Broome added that in city centers most of the link deployments are less than 500 meters.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein