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Sub10 adds E-band backhaul to cure small cell backhaul "headache"


Designed for LTE and small cell rollouts - CEO

Sub10 Systems, a developer of high capacity wireless data links, has announced an addition to its Liberator range of small cell backhaul links.

The Liberator E-1000 will operate in the 70-80gHz E-band range and will deliver high speed, high capacity wireless data links over distances of up to 4.5kilometres.

Stuart Broome, CEO of Sub10 Systems said, “Mobile operators looking to deploy next generation LTE networks, or to use metro cells and small cells to add capacity and coverage to existing 3G networks, need quick access to low-cost, high speed backhaul connections both to avoid a bottleneck in the transmission network and to ease and speed the network roll-out. Our Liberator range now delivers that capacity and simplicity for them in city centres, urban and suburban environments.”

Sub10 announced its range of point-to-point small cell backhaul units last year and its first product, the Liberator V320, is now deployed with more than 20 operators across the globe. The millimetre wave Liberator links operate in radio spectrum that is licence-exempt in most markets and, unlike other radio-based backhaul solutions are perfect for deployment over short distances in compact configuration.

“The millimetre wave signal is very accurate and tightly focused,” explained Broome. “This means the links can be deployed very close together, even side-by-side, and experience no interference. This makes them ideal for city-centre deployment especially given their ability to do very short distances – unlike their big-brother microwave radio links.

“What this means,” he added, “is that with the Liberator range of E-Band and V-Band links we can now provide high capacity ‘fibre-thru-the-air ‘links with speeds of up to 1250mbps over distances as small as 10 metres and as far as almost five kilometres.

“We are the answer to one of the operator’s biggest headaches when it comes to rolling out next generation LTE or public small cell networks,” said Broome.