Siklu Successfully Adapts Advanced All-Silicon Millimeter Wave Technology for LTE Small Cell Backhaul
Siklu Successfully Leverages Millimeter-Wave All-Silicon Technology for Small Cell Backhaul
Siklu Shows How Unlicensed Millimeter-Wave Approach Can Meet Impending Small Cell Backhaul Challenge
Siklu EtherHaul-600 (Photo: Business Wire)
PETACH TIKVA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Siklu, provider of the EtherHaul millimeter wave wireless backhaul solution, has successfully adapted its advanced all-silicon millimeter wave technology for LTE small cell backhaul operating in the unlicensed 57-66 GHz spectrum.
This technology, which catapulted Siklu to a leading position in the millimeter wave market in 2011, will be leveraged to provide an ultra-low-cost, invisible-footprint backhaul for the expected massive deployment of small cells.
As carriers increasingly deploy 4G/LTE, the cellular network is evolving to meet bandwidth demand by using a heterogeneous macrocell/small-cell architecture. Thousands of small-cells will be needed to provide a capacity boost in a typical highly populated metropolitan area. With such dense deployment, service providers will need two things. First, they will require both the small cells and the associated backhaul network to be as inexpensive and cost-effective as possible. Second, they will look for a very small form factor that blends into the street level environment.
Leveraging its disruptive all-silicon radio technology, Siklu designed and developed the EtherHaul-600, an ultra-small all-outdoor small cell backhaul product that enables rapid deployment anywhere, from street lamps to rooftops. The Siklu solution offers extremely low power consumption and plug-and-play installation into an operator’s Self Organizing Network (SON). The integrated all-silicon Siklu approach brings down costs to a fraction of other millimeter wave solutions and will represent a key stepping stone to the mass deployment of small cells.
Insight Research follows the wireless backhaul market closely. Rich Power, Vice President, notes that “Wireless service providers are scrambling for capacity to meet growing traffic demand. Millimeter wave backhaul solutions offer carriers one more option to meet that demand. Insight forecasts strong growth in this space and expects Siklu’s EtherHaul to be a leader in millimeter wave wireless backhaul solutions.”
“Siklu is extremely focused on reducing carrier costs and meeting the market’s needs,” says Gaby Junowicz, VP marketing and business development at Siklu. “Using Siklu’s unique all-silicon technology in the unlicensed, uncongested 57-66 GHz spectrum allows us to design an ‘invisible’ system at a very low price point.”
Siklu is now initiating trials of the EtherHaul-600 with leading mobile operators who are formulating their strategies for cost-effective small cells and backhaul deployments. The first commercial offering of the EtherHaul-600 is expected to be available in 2013.
“Siklu is committed to providing innovative backhaul solutions for mobile operators and business service providers,” says Junowicz. “We will continue to develop the lowest cost backhaul solutions that integrate seamlessly with carrier networks.”
Siklu will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress February 27-March 1 in Barcelona, showcasing its EtherHaul millimeter wave systems in Hall 2, 2C72, and Hall 6, C50.
Siklu has been committed to reducing the cost of high capacity wireless backhaul solutions since 2008. The company’s success centers on an innovative silicon-based design of the millimetric wave radio system and components that has resulted in the lowest cost millimeter wave systems available. The EtherHaul radios deliver gigabit speeds over the millimetric wave spectrum and are ideal for urban wireless backhaul of macro, micro and picocells. Serving providers around the world, Siklu Communication is based near Tel Aviv, Israel.