5G Infrastructure: EdgeLink™

EdgeLink millimeter wave mesh backhaul and fronthaul technology is both an immediate solution for wireless gigabit connectivity for applications, such as residential broadband access and Carrier Wi-Fi cable extensions, and a platform for future 5G wireless transport. A centrally controlled mesh software solution resides on top of a WiGig MAC & PHY that can operate with multiple millimeter wave radio solutions. 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 large swaths of unlicensed spectrum.

EdgeLink™ Gigabit transport platform and SDN-software provides:

  • Delivers LTE-A and 5G ready Gbps transport using low-cost design concepts (WiGig, global unlicensed spectrum)
  • Software built on SDN framework that allows flexibility and programmability for a broad set of network topologies
  • Multi-hop and mesh topology support extended coverage and add high reliability
  • Transport slicing services enable independent flows with QoS guarantees
  • Sub 1msec low-latency routing capable of simultaneous Cloud RAN fronthaul and backhaul transport traffic

System Components

  • EdgeLink™ Node

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

    Indoor/outdoor hardware with 60GHz high gain antennas, baseband/RF, and network processors

  • Mesh Controller Software

    Build on SDN framework (OpenDayLight and ONOS) for flexibility and scaling

    Integrates with 5G multi-vendor heterogeneous networks

  • O&M Software

    A virtual testbench for mesh software development with test controller 

    Element Management System (EMS): Enables remote management and monitoring of mesh network for field testing and deployment

Resources

BLOG / Sep 2017 / FLIPS, 5G, MEC / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi
InterDigital is delighted to announce that is has been shortlisted for the Global Telecoms Awards (also known as the Glotels), the industry’s most prestigious set of awards run by Telecoms.com. The company has been shortlisted alongside Accedian, Cloudify, NetNumber and SK Telecom in the ‘Ground-breaking Virtualization’ category for its Flexible-IP services (FLIPS) solution, which was showcased in the successful world’s first MEC-over-5G... Read More
BLOG / Aug 2017 / 5g, mobile edge computing / Posted By: rachel.rorke
A few weeks ago, InterDigital shared its partnership on a live 5G trial with CVTC Ltd. and Bristol is Open.  Since the conclusion of the event, InterDigital has seen major achievements in the 5G space as a result of the trial. The real-world joint trial, hosted in Bristol, UK, used a scavenger hunt game developed by InterDigital Europe and CVTC... Read More
BLOG / Jul 2017 / 5g / Posted By: rachel.rorke
This weekend marks the final days of a next generation 5G Internet trial in Bristol, England. The trial, called Bristol is Open (BIO, for short) is designed as an internet-enabled scavenger hunt in the central part of Bristol. The trial is open to anyone with an Android device who is interested in testing new technology. Users with Android devices are... Read More

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