Profile: Airspan Networks Inc (AIRO.PK)
10 Jan 2017
Airspan Networks Inc. (Airspan), incorporated on July 17, 2009, is a global provider of fourth-generation (4G) broadband wireless systems and solutions that deliver data, voice and multimedia services. The Company's products serve operators and vertical markets, such as smart utilities, transportation and public safety around the world in both licensed and unlicensed frequency bands covering from 700 megahertz (MHz) up to 6 gigahertz (GHz). Airspan offers a range of products to meet the connectivity requirements of a range of applications. With a suite of 4G radio access network (RAN) products, Airspan delivers solutions to bridge connectivity gaps, provide end user personal broadband experiences, and connect a myriad of vertical market organizations to 4G broadband. It offers pre and post-sales services that range from hotline support to consultancy services.
The Company's long-term evolution (LTE) AirRAN product range comprises of indoor and outdoor pico, and micro base stations, indoor and outdoor user devices, virtualization platforms and core network products. In addition, Airspan has several products integrating wireless-fidelity (Wi-Fi), backhaul and fronthaul and Voice over LTE (VoLTE), VoWiFi and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies. Airspan's suite of AirRAN LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) base stations ensures that carriers can extend their LTE services to new customers and improve connectivity to existing customers. It offers hybrid platform solutions, such as both Air4G and AirSynergy operate 4G, LTE and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), which can be combined to create a Heterogeneous Network (HetNet), to maximize capacity.
The Company's AirVelocity is an indoor LTE-Advanced small cell, designed to bring Public Access LTE networks to indoor spaces, such as enterprises, large public spaces and stadiums. AirVelocity provides a solution for the delivery of wireless backhaul to the enterprise using Airspan's iBridge UE Relay backhaul technology. iBridge UE Relay is a Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Relay solution that works with existing Release 8/9 Macro infrastructure. AirVelocity can be combined with its AirSynergy and AirHarmony to support the deployment of LTE-Advanced HetNets.
The Company's AirSynergy 2000 is a compact outdoor urban small cell, which supports a range of broadband wireless interfaces, including LTE and LTE-Advanced and still supports legacy 802.16 access. AirSynergy is based on Airspan's baseband software defined radio (SDR), which enables it to support access and wireless backhaul from the same network node. AirSynergy supports both 4G access technologies, in addition to its intelligent wireless backhaul technology, iBridge. AirSynergy provides an integrated wireless backhaul solution using Airspan's iBridge technology. AirSynergy is a compact all-outdoor 4G Pico Base Station, which can be installed without conventional indoor infrastructure and associated power and air-conditioning systems. AirSynergy is designed to integrate with standardized LTE self-organizing network (SON) solutions.
The Company's AirHarmony 1000, 2000 and 4000 provides the outdoor Micro layer of a Heterogeneous LTE-Advanced network deployment. AirHarmony supports 3GPP LTE Broadband access technologies. AirHarmony uses a combination of SDR and System-on-a-Chip (SoC) technologies to enable it to support a range of air interfaces simultaneously. AirHarmony also supports tight integration with iBridge, Airspan's small cell backhaul product. AirHarmony is designed to integrate with standardized LTE Access SON solutions.
The Company's Air4G product line includes Air4G, Air4GS and Air4Gp Freestyler. Air4G combines with the pico base station products, Air4Gp Freestyler and AirSynergy, to create HetNets. Air4G offers LTE-Advanced network features, including carrier aggregation and one gigabits per second capacity. Air4G supports 4G LTE or 4G WiMAX access allowing customers to run either platform. Air4Gs is an all-outdoor, carrier-grade, 4G compact micro base station. Air4Gs is for operator and carrier networks in suburban and rural environments, as well as urban deployment extensions. Air4Gs is available for the 1.4 gigahertz (GHz), 2.3 GHz band (Web coverage service (WCS) band in the United States) and 3.65 GHz band (supporting the entire 50 megahertz (MHz) in the United States).
The Air4Gp Freestyler is a pico cell SDR base station, which allows for software-only upgrades. Air4Gp Freestyler supports either 4G LTE or 4G WiMAX access allowing customers to run either platform, or both concurrently. Air4Gp Freestyler is supported by Netspan, its network management tool. With Netspan, operators can manage the installation and commissioning of the products, as well as their day-to-day operation. Air4Gp Freestyler is an all-outdoor 4G Pico Base Station, which can be installed without indoor infrastructure and associated power, and air-conditioning systems.
AirSymphony is AirRAN's Virtual eNodeB centralized processing platform that allows the creation of Virtual or Cloud LTE radio access networks. AirSymphony works with any Airspan eNodeB, including AirVelocity, AirSynergy, AirHarmony and Air4G. AirSymphony runs on a standardized network-function virtualization (NFV) hardware platform, Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA). AirSymphony supports a range of advanced LTE radio interface functionality, including coordinated multi-point (CoMP), cross carrier scheduling, carrier aggregation.
AirSON is a centralized and distributed SON architecture, with features embedded in each of the Company's small cells, and plug and play features integrated into the Netspan Element Management. AirSON controls Airspan's LTE radio access, and also optimizes its point-to-multipoint wireless backhaul (codename iBridge). AirSON prevents peripheral component interconnect (PCI) conflicts (collision and confusion) in the network, by maintaining a prioritized list of PCIs available for each small cell to choose from. AirSON selects root sequence indexes (RSIs), as well as various random access channel (RACH) parameters, such as preambles, periodicity and transmit power, among others.
The Company's AirCore system is the LTE evolved packet core (EPC) enabling services and security for the 4G operators. The EPC is designed to provide an all-IP, flat architecture, which provides high throughput and reduced latency. AirCore provides support for multiple access network types and interfaces; evolution from non-LTE networks; end-to-end quality of service (QoS); session and subscriber management; security; voice and data integrity; billing, accounting and reporting; mobility, roaming and handovers; support for multimedia services, and packet routing and filtering. AirCore is a family of products, enabling the management and operation of LTE networks. The Company offers three models of AirCore: AirCore 10xx, AirCore 20xx and AirCore 30xx.
The Company's iBridge product line includes iBridge 440, and iBridge 400 and 460. Its iBridge 440 product is a replacement for the FlexNET product line (ASN-700 and ASN-900). iBridge 440 is a wireless backhaul and IP transport solution. iB440 is available for license-exempt frequencies, as well as for lightly licensed frequencies at five GHz. iBridge 440 operates over channel sizes up to 80 MHz and uses carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) and time division multiple access (TDMA) protocols. Airspan's iBridge 400 and 460 products provide small cell backhaul to LTE Pico or Micro cells. iBridge 400 operates in licensed bands between 400MHz and 6GHz, and iBridge 460 operates in unlicensed five GHz bands.
Netspan is Airspan's sub-network element management solution that manages its network elements in the LTE/4G and backhaul product lines. Based on client-server application, Netspan provides an always-on service running on a Windows-based environment with front-end Web application. Netspan provides a Web graphical user interface (GUI), which can be customized to provide different options for each Netspan operator. Netspan provides configuration and diagnostic access to each network element, and identifies the network topology and geographical location to correlate alarms/events between LTE and backhaul networks.
The Company's solutions include small cells, Airspan LTE RAN Solutions, 4G communications for carriers and operators, Airspan networks for utility communications and smart grid, transportation communications solutions, public safety/defense, oil and gas communication solutions, and other solutions. Its other solutions include education, enterprise and campus solutions, government and municipality solutions, WiMAX solutions (WiMAX on the Move, Stationary WiMAX and Rural WiMAX) and solutions by frequency (smart grids 1.4 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.65 GHz, 4.9 GHz and 700 MHz). The Company's services include RF/network planning (radio planning, radio coverage survey and site survey), AS9500 Service Qualification System (SQS), training services and consultancy services.
Airspan Networks Inc
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