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


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