London, United Kingdom, June 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- A self-organizing and "invisible" wireless backhaul network is key to enabling service providers to deploy small cells efficiently, the president of Siklu Communication told attendees today at the Small Cells World Summit here.
Small cells are most likely to be deployed at the street-level, on street lights, building sides, and similar locations. With that in mind, Izik Kirshenbaum told attendees that backhaul systems not only need to be small in size and blend into the cityscape unobtrusively, but they absolutely must be able to be installed quickly to minimize technicians' time, reduce traffic disturbance, and hold down costs.
Moreover, once installed, the systems need to be self-organizing, to smoothly integrate with the rest of the network elements, he emphasized.
"Zero-touch provisioning and commissioning based on SON (self-organizing network) principles is a critical enabler for mass deployment of small cell backhaul," Kirshenbaum said. "Self-configuration and auto-alignment automate the process of adding backhaul nodes to the network, shorten the installation process, and increase reliability."
Siklu, the industry leader in the E-band millimeter wave market, has its small cell backhaul system, the EtherHaul-600T, in advanced trials with a number of mobile operators. It is an ultra-small, all-outdoor system operating in the unlicensed 57-66 GHz V-band spectrum. Its compact and efficient design enables rapid deployment anywhere from street lamps to rooftops.
"Another essential element," Kirshenbaum told attendees, "is reliable performance, especially when backhaul systems are mounted on street lamps, which sway in the wind. Backhaul systems must be able to overcome this effect without fail if they are to deliver service dependably."
Siklu's EtherHaul-600T, commercially available later this year, offers ease of installation and commissioning with plug-and-play, zero-touch integration into the operator's SON. Leveraging Siklu’s field-proven all-silicon radio technology makes it possible for the company to offer the EtherHaul-600T at a fraction of the cost of other millimeter wave solutions. Furthermore, the modular all-silicon technology enables integration between the access and backhaul elements of the network, eliminating duplicate functions and further reducing the cost and form factor.
Siklu builds gigabit millimeter-wave wireless backhaul solutions over the 70-80 GHz E-band and 60 GHz V-band. Based on a unique all-silicon design that reduces price and increases reliability, Siklu's radios are ideal for LTE macro and small cell backhaul, fiber extension and business service delivery. The field-proven radios are the top choice of tier one operators for gigabit backhaul worldwide, and thousands of units have been deployed and are operating reliably in all weather conditions. Serving the needs of service providers around the world, Siklu Communication is based near Tel Aviv, Israel. Learn more at www.siklu.com