MicroTCA Solutions for Wireless Networks

MMIMO remote radio heads and network-in-a-box from RF to baseband processing

There is growing demand for private broadband cellular networks from governments, defense, military and search and rescue organisations, institutions involved in public safety and disaster relief, and industries with remote and distributed facilities, such as oil and gas exploration. These organisations are specifying systems that work with commercial networks and equipment, so they can lower costs by using standard devices (smart phones, tablets) and existing infrastructure to access their private networks. 

The concept of a network-in-a-box (NIB) based on the 4G LTE or 3G wireless standard has emerged as a viable solution. This would allow private network owners to use commercially-available devices and SIM cards and leverage the industry-wide knowledge of these kinds of networks for set-up and modification. 

The Evolved Packet Core (EPC) of a NIB can communicate with the EPC of commercial networks, providing access to roaming, voice and data services with users outside the private network.

N.A.T. has developed a NIB solution for Massive MIMO (MMIMO) networks and scalable phased antenna arrays, including multi-antenna transmission remote radio heads (RRH), that provides RF to baseband processing functionality in a compact, flexible system.

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