Airspan Networks, a U.S.-based provider of ground-breaking, disruptive software and hardware for mobile and fixed network operators, has announced the commercial availability of new 5G products with two outdoor All-in-One products, the AirSpeed 1900 and AirSpeed 2900, and one indoor, the AirVelocity 1901.
Aiming to tackle the fast-growing markets for CBRS, private networks, and public networks, Airspan’s latest additions to its 5G portfolio are based on a flexible All-In-One (AIO) software platform, further upgradable to a completely disaggregated vRAN and Open RAN architecture (CU + DU + RU). The flexible design philosophy supports future network growth as well as resource pooling features, all accessible by means of additional software.
The AirSpeed 1900/2900 is a 5G-NR, sub-6 GHz, outdoor solution. An all-in-one gNB solution, it can be single or dual sector, with the option to use an integrated or external antenna. Consisting of an RU, DU, and CU in a single unit, it is scalable, quick to deploy, and high performance. The AirSpeed 2900 is also available in a CBRS variant that is part of Airspan’s end-to-end CBRS portfolio, offering full SAS integration with all SAS vendors, and supporting max CAT-B EIRP and multiple carriers.
The AirVelocity 1901 is a 5G-NR, all-in-one gNB sub-6 GHz indoor solution consisting of a RU, DU, and CU in a single unit, it provides network adaptability for operators. It is also available in a CBRS variant that is part of Airspan’s end-to-end 5G CBRS portfolio, offering full SAS integration with all SAS vendors, and supports both max CAT-A EIRP and multiple carriers. The AirVelocity 1901 delivers enhanced, indoor network coverage and capacity.
The AirSpeed and AirVelocity families support a global range of frequency bands depending on configuration: n48 (CBRS) with FCC certification for AS2900, n77/n78 and n79. Each new AIO allows up to 100MHz Bandwidth with single or dual-sector/carrier functionality and an integrated high-gain antenna. The lightweight forms are engineered to allow pole-mounted outdoor deployments as well as ceiling, suspended ceiling, and wall-mounted indoor deployments.
These new, flexible AIO solutions leverage their compact architecture to suit a broad array of competitive use-cases by reducing both cost and transport requirements for scattered deployments.
“We are taking a modular approach to adopting Open RAN, bringing flexibility and simplicity to address current market demands,” said Eli Leizerovitz, head of products at Airspan. “This new AIO architecture meets the current densification needs of public networks, reduces the cost, and brings simplicity of deployment for private networks, including a fully automated SAS system for the CBRS market."
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