BLiNQ Networks has launched the X-100, the first product in BLiNQ’s small-cell backhaul suite of solutions. The X-100 is a rapidly scalable, self-organizing system that eliminates capacity hotspots. It uses non-line-of-sight (NLOS) and point-to-multipoint technologies. The system provides a ubiquitous and cost-effective solution for heterogeneous network deployments. Operators are now able to deploy small cells exactly where they are needed while significantly reducing the time and expense associated with traditional backhaul solutions. The patent-pending solution provides carriers an easy-to-deploy, highly scalable backhaul service wherever they need to add capacity to meet the insatiable bandwidth demands of the mobile consumer. The solution is self-configuring and implements interference management technology to maximize capacity and reliability of wireless backhaul in true non-line-of-sight conditions.
The X-100 is a cost-effective solution providing 30 percent cost savings over line-of-sight microwave and millimeter-wave solutions, as well as a 55 percent cost reduction compared with fiber-optic backhaul. The solution is easily installed in less than 15 minutes by a single technician and is self-configuring, further reducing long-term operating costs. The solution offers breakthrough capacity of 83 Mbps in a 10-megahertz-wide bandwidth channel. www.blinqnetworks.com
BLiNQ Networks has raised an additional $10 million in funding to expand and accelerate its global sales and marketing efforts, as well as ongoing development of its patent-pending, high-capacity mobile transport solutions.
The round was funded by BLiNQ’s strong syndicate including BDC Venture Capital, New Venture Partners and Summerhill Venture Partners.
BLiNQ Networks, a technology carve-out of Nortel Networks, has defined a new category of non-line-of-site (NLOS) backhaul technology designed from the ground up for small cell transport. The BLiNQ solutions can be deployed anywhere in minutes with one truck roll and one technician. The solution is self-organizing and reliable as it continually self-optimizes to adapt to the changing environment.
Successful trials have been completed in North America and Europe and have demonstrated the availability, reliability and scalability of NLOS backhaul, according to Mickey Miller, BliNQ co-founder and CEO.
BLiNQ Networks next-generation wireless backhaul solutions have built-in intelligence to adapt and maximize performance in any environment. The backhaul self-organizing network (B-SON) has highly scalable, dense, plug-and-play deployment. It reduces spectrum requirements and operational expenses. The B-SON reduces interference in the backhaul network and increases throughput capacity. It also allows for N=1 backhaul network frequency reuse. The non-line-of-sight capabilities include multiple antenna systems and high system gain. The system operates in the 2.3/2.6/3.x-GHz spectrum bands with high-capacity and spectral efficiency over 80 Mbps of throughput in a 10-megahertz channel bandwidth. www.blinqnetworks.com