Siklu's Small Cell Backhaul System in Advanced Trials with Leading Mobile
Siklu's EtherHaul-600T Now in a Live, Street-Level Small Cell Backhaul Test,
Following Lab and Outside Distance and Performance Testing
Mobile World Congress 2013
PETACH TIKVA, Israel -- February 21, 2013
Siklu Communication Ltd., a leading provider of millimeter wave systems, is in
the advanced trial stage of its new EtherHaul-600T small cell backhaul system
with leading mobile operators, including Vodafone Group.
As thousands of small cells are expected to be deployed in street-level,
highly populated metropolitan scenarios, it is clear that providing backhaul
to the small cell is a key challenge. An ultra-low-cost and small form factor
backhaul solution that blends into the street level environment is a key
enabler to the mass deployment of small cells. To formulate their strategy for
cost-effective small cell and backhaul deployments, major mobile operators are
currently conducting technology trials with Siklu.
The EtherHaul-600T is an ultra-small all-outdoor small cell backhaul system
operating in the unlicensed 57-66 GHz V-band spectrum. Its design enables
rapid deployment anywhere from street lamps to rooftops, as service providers
boost their network capacity through small cells in dense urban environments.
Siklu’s EtherHaul-600T has undergone lab testing and outdoor performance
testing with mobile operators, with the units' performance gauged at various
distances. For example, Vodafone has now deployed several EtherHaul-600T links
in a UK city's downtown area. The EtherHaul-600T units are deployed in a daisy
chain to provide the backhaul for real-life traffic generated by small cells,
monitoring the performance and availability of the links.
"What is unique about this live trial," said Gaby Junowicz, vice president of
marketing and business development for Siklu, "is that the EtherHaul-600T
units are installed at street level installations, mounted on light poles. Not
only are they designed to blend into the environment so they are virtually
invisible, but they are also performing reliably even as the streetlight poles
twist and sway in the wind."
Siklu's EtherHaul-600T offers ease of installation and commissioning with
plug-and-play, zero-touch integration into the operator's Self Organizing
Network (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. The EtherHaul-600T will be
commercially available later this year.
Siklu, the market leader in E-band millimeter wave systems, will be exhibiting
at Mobile World Congress February 25-28 in Barcelona. Siklu will showcase both
the EtherHaul-600T and its EtherHaul millimeter wave systems in Hall 5, Stand
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.
Dux Public Relations
Kevin Tanzillo, +903-865-1078
E-mail: kevin at duxpr.com
Siklu Communication Ltd
Gaby Junowicz, +972-3-9214015
VP Marketing and Business Development
E-mail: gaby dot j at siklu.com
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