airspan networks inc (AIRO) Key Developments
Airspan Networks Inc. Announces Amendments to Certificate of Incorporation
Jun 17 14
Airspan Networks Inc. announced that it had issued a notice to stockholders regarding a written consent of its majority shareholder Oak Investment Partners XI, Limited Partnership in lieu of a meeting of the Company's stockholders adopting an amended and restated certificate of incorporation and various matters in connection with the Company's issuance of 5,000 shares of Series E Preferred Stock for $5.0 million in cash and issued a warrant to unaffiliated institutional investors on June 10, 2014. The newly amended and restated certificate of incorporation, which became effective on June 10, 2014, also increased the authorized common stock from 2.0 million to 5.0 million shares and included various other amendments.
Airspan Networks Inc. Unveils Software Defined Networking-Based Small Cell Backhaul Solution
Mar 11 14
Airspan Networks Inc. announced a software defined networking, or SDN, based Small Cell Backhaul solution for aggregating multiple backhaul technologies in a single network. Airspan's iBridge Small Cell Backhaul solution combines operation in licensed and unlicensed spectrum using LTE Relay or PTMP NLOS technology in licensed bands and 802.11ac operating in the 5 GHz band. At the heart of this solution is Airspan's SDN architecture for Small Cell Backhaul networks. This architecture combines available backhaul routes and schedules LTE small cell traffic over individual routes according to their QoS and bandwidth requirements. For example, signaling and high priority user plane traffic is routed over licensed spectrum, whilst lower priority traffic is offloaded onto less robust 5 GHz unlicensed or low cost wireline connections such as Bonded DSL, VDSL, DOCSIS, or PON.
Airspan Networks Inc. and b-Lite Announces Deployment of LTE Technology in Aalst, Belgium
Jan 29 14
Airspan Networks Inc. announced the successful commercial deployment of its LTE solution in Band42 with b--lite. The solution deployed is Airspan's compact eNodeB and EPC technology, allowing b--lite to take immediate and full advantage of LTE technology, increasing their network capacity and coverage. Airspan's Air4G compact eNodeB provides the same effective cell coverage as a traditional Macro eNodeB at much lower power consumption, lower footprint and lower total cost of ownership. The solution is fully compliant with latest 3GPP LTE standards and supports multiple types of LTE terminals.
Airspan Networks Inc. Announces AirSynergy 3000
Aug 27 13
Airspan Networks Inc. announced its new AirSynergy 3000 small cell at the GTI 3.5 GHz Ad Hoc Seminar hosted by SoftBank in Tokyo, Japan. AirSynergy 3000 is a high performance LTE eNodeB small cell optimized for outdoor deployment in Heterogeneous Networks on non-traditional deployment locations. The AirSynergy 3000 eNodeB supports non-contiguous, triple carrier, LTE-Advanced Release 10 carrier aggregation in 2 GHz and 3 GHz bands, enabling it to deliver end user services speeds of over 300 Mbit/s. AirSynergy 3000 has Airspan's iBridge NLOS Small Cell Backhaul solution fully integrated to create a self-contained LTE Small Cell system that radically reduces the cost of small cell CAPEX and OPEX. AirSynergy 3000 is an incremental development of Airspan's single and dual carrier AirSynergy products. AirSynergy 3000 was developed for carriers who have large, contiguous or non-contiguous, spectrum allocations in 2 GHz and 3 GHz bands and want to deploy outdoor small cells to fill coverage gaps, increase network capacity and reduce the costs associated with traditional macro deployment. AirSynergy 3000 is also ideal for small cell RAN sharing scenarios, where carriers combine individual spectrum allocations to deliver higher capacity using carrier aggregation, sharing small cell site costs and reducing the rollout costs when compared with standalone networks. Airspan also announced the introduction of iBridge 400, its second generation NLOS small cell backhaul technology which supports both LTE Relay and IEEE 802.16r radio interfaces in channels sizes up to 40 MHz, which enables backhaul capacities of up to 340 Mbit/s. Airspan's AirSynergy products are groundbreaking LTE pico cells for outdoor and indoor Public Access deployments. Its compact design ensures discrete deployment in various locations such as lamp posts, telephone poles and building fronts. Unique to the product is the capability for integrated wireless backhaul, called iBridge, and the ability to self-configure, self-connect, self-heal and self-optimize when deployed as part of a Heterogeneous Network. In addition to the AirSynergy 3000, the company offers indoor and outdoor models called AirSynergy 1000 and 2000 respectively. These products are designed to offer low cost, self-timed and synchronized LTE and Wi-Fi access at a fraction of the cost of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). This solution is available now and, like the outdoor AirSynergy 2000, can extend capacity and coverage considerably when added to macro cell architectures.