5G Infrastructure: EdgeHaul

EdgeHaul millimeter wave mesh backhaul technology is both an immediate solution for wireless gigabit connectivity for applications such as residential broadband access and Carrier WiFi cable extensions, and a platform for future 5G wireless transport. A centrally controlled mesh software solution resides on top of a WiGig MAC & PHY with electrically steerable phased array antennas. The solution is a low cost alternative to fiber and traditional microwave solutions, where the low cost is achieved by leveraging high-volume WiGig chipsets, and steerable wireless links for self-configuration.

EdgeHaul™ millimeter wave mesh backhaul technology provides:

  • Delivers LTE-A and 5G ready Gbps transport using low-cost design concepts (WiGig, global unlicensed spectrum, steerable antenna)
  • Reduced installation cost and better interference management using a 60 GHz phased array with electronic beam steering
  • Self-organizing of multi-hop topology, low-latency routing, QoS support and failover management for high reliability
  • Designed for mounting on lampposts or street furniture

System Components

  • EdgeHaul™ Node

    Mesh client providing control and data plan features above the WiGig MAC & PHY

    A multisector pre-product form factor platform with a flexible architecture supporting 90, 180 , 270, or 360 field of view

  • Mesh Controller Software

    Build on SDN framework (OpenDayLight) for scaling Integrated with 5G multi-vendor heterogeneous networks

  • O&M Software

    A Virtual Testbech for mesh software development, with test controller

    Element Management System (EMS): Enables remote management and monitoring of Mesh Network for field testing and deployments

Resources

BLOG / May 2017 / IoT, 5G, Smart Cities, Data Exchange / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi
The 5G network, AR/VR, and machine learning, among other innovations are providing abundant possibilities to rapidly advance the power and opportunity of Smart Cities technology. The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a forum where ICT companies convene to find solutions to shared pressing challenges, recently developed the Smart Cities Technology Roadmap to provide an overview of the network-enabled technologies that... Read More
BLOG / Apr 2017 / 5G / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi
Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) is the visualization of base station functionalities by means of cloud computing, and it is considered to be one of the key forward-looking 5G technologies. It also was the focus of a research paper, co-authored by an InterDigital engineer, that was recently awarded the 2017 Best Paper by the Journal of Communication Networks (JCN)!  ... Read More
BLOG / Mar 2017 / 5g, 3gpp / Posted By: rachel.rorke
InterDigital is delighted to announce that two of our employees, Liangping Ma and Ed Ehrlich, have recently been selected to represent our company in leadership roles in the mobile industry.  We are very excited for them to showcase their expertise in their respective new roles, and can’t wait to share their successes along their journeys. Liangping Ma, IEEE ComSoc Distinguished... Read More

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