SOURCE: Airspan Networks Inc.

Airspan Networks Inc.

March 02, 2015 13:20 ET

Airspan Networks Demonstrates "Intelligent" LTE Relay Small Cell Live at Mobile World Congress 2015, Barcelona, Spain

Tier 1 Carrier Uses Airspan's AirVelocity on Its LTE Network

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2015) - Airspan Networks Inc., the leading provider of LTE small cells and small cell backhaul solutions, announced today that it will demonstrate an innovative, rapidly deployable, indoor LTE small cell that uses LTE Relay technology with a Tier 1 Carrier at Mobile World Congress 2015. This unique solution leverages Airspan's class-leading AirVelocity LTE small cell with an integrated LTE UE to provide an intelligent way to augment the capacity and coverage of an existing LTE Macro RAN.

This live demonstration, powered by a Tier 1 LTE network, showcases Airspan's plug-and-play LTE Small Cell functionality enabling the intelligent deployment of indoor LTE small cells to places in a network were they provide both capacity and coverage benefits, without the need for any dedicated backhaul. The product utilizes a unique implementation of LTE Relay, which is interoperable with a carrier's existing multi-vendor LTE RAN and EPCs.

Airspan's Velocity Relay solution can be used for a range of use cases:

  • Extended LTE indoor coverage that improves Macro cell capacity, providing vehicle based mobile LTE
  • A next generation self-backhauling indoor femto cell
  • A Macro cell range extender for rural "Not Spot" deployment
  • Public safety and vertical applications for "in-vehicle" LTE coverage.

AirVelocity Relay does not require LTE small cell planning, design, or professional installation. Intelligently controlling the spectrum resources of both the LTE Macro and small cell eNB ensures optimal use of available spectrum and the elimination of interference.

"This demonstration highlights one of the ways in which LTE networks will evolve as the industry moves towards 5G. Access and backhaul resources intelligently combine to optimize the end user quality of experience," said Paul Senior, CTO and SVP of Airspan Networks. "AirVelocity Relay redefines the value proposition of LTE indoor and portable small cell deployment by ensuring that small cells provide a network-wide benefit and do not negatively impact the macro network."

Airspan's small cell portfolio provides a comprehensive set of solutions for the deployment LTE small cells in Indoor, Outdoor and Rural use cases. AirVelocity, AirHarmony, AirSynergy, Air4G and AirSymphony Virtual RAN platform represent the industry's most ground-breaking and disruptive LTE RAN solutions, radically changing the economics of providing high capacity LTE service.

About Airspan Networks Inc.

Airspan (OTCBB: AIRO) is a leading LTE RAN solution provider, with over 1000 customers in over 100 countries. Airspan is regularly recognized as a leader and pioneer in LTE Access and innovative Backhaul solutions. Airspan has an expansive product portfolio, which includes indoor and outdoor small cells, and all-outdoor, compact Micro and Macro base stations, a wide variety of user devices, and advanced core network products. These connectivity solutions operate in bands from 400 MHz up to 6.4 GHz.

Oak Investment Partners XI, Limited Partnership holds a controlling interest in Airspan. Airspan is not subject to the informational reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and, accordingly, does not file reports, financial statements, proxy statements, information statements or other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, including statements regarding our strategy, future operations, financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. The words "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans," "projects," "will," "would" and similar expressions or negative variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. We may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in our forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements we make. Investors and others are therefore cautioned that a variety of factors, including certain risks, may affect our business and cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • For Media Inquiries, contact:
    Paul Senior
    Chief Technical Officer and SVP of Product Strategy
    Airspan Networks Inc.
    Tel. +44 7785 397 938