Wimax products and solutions for Lithuanian market
For our clients (WISP providers, operators) we offer complete range of
products for combined wifi and deployment wimax solutions. Among
the vendors we want to mention Proxim wireless, Axxcelera, Winetworks, Zyxel. Wimax compatible antenna manufacturers Mars antennas, MTI wireless.
We can do all planning and design works, test in tha lab the equipment,
distances calculation, etc. It is possible to save up to 300% base
stations quantity, if good wimax + wifi project planning is done.
Base stations quantity depends on the frequency used, and the same
problems has biggest providers, like Clearwire. It is possible to make connection stability up to
999. We evaluate landscape, air, lower earth surface, water/earth
angles, polarisation, height. It is very important in unlicenced
band, because there are many problems with illegal or some self installed
other equipment. If somewhere in the network are "grey" equipment,
without filters it can be burn out, cause of too much big power.
So to wimax/wifi network design and planning must be paid careful attention.
At the moment Wimax is more used like backhaul connections, between
buildings or for corporate users (companies), and for CPE is used wifi
equipment. Wimax is missing at the
moment cheap CPE, so the massive usage and deployments will
start when cheap (< 100 usd) CPE will be available. For a
moment more used is so called fixed wimax (in rural areas,
buildings, corporate usres who for some reasons do not have access to
wired broadband). Wifi n (300Mbits) standard will be used inside
In Lithuania and Poland at the moment is not free 2.5Ghz band,
only 3.5Ghz for Wimax. Quite good and cheap combination at the
moment is Proxim wifi worp 2.4Ghz/5Ghz + Axxelera wimax (full duplex)
technology, and inside building Colubris AP (they have real speed
70Mbits). Later it can be extended to 2.5Ghz mobile wimax 802.16e
technology. But keep in mind, that mobile Wimax (or WiBro) and so
called fixed Wimax are quite different technologies.
Axxcelera ExcelMAX platform
that is offered today is a fixed 802.16d profile. It does not need ASN
gateway to operate. Strong point is very good full duplex
operation (one of the fastest in the market) and quite reasonable price
for CPE and BS. Axccelera uses Sequant chipsets, which work
better in full duplex mode, than other competing chipsets;
3.4-3.5Ghz, 250 clients are supported per sector, speed is 4mbits
if full duplex; up to 15km distance signal works in
real life conditions; all Axccelera equipment is tested in the lab
(testing environment was one base and 10-20 pcs. AP connected,
each has 2-4Mbits speed). According to requirements,
we can test other configurations. Axxelera wimax solution
costs mush cheaper, when you need increase throughput, for
ex. Alvarion for this takes quite big money.
offers complete mobile Wimax 802.16e solution (cpe, base stations,
management software, etc). It is quite new vendor. But it
uses standard Cisco ASN gateway platforms, so its possible to integrate
with existing wimax networks, for example Alvarion based solutions.
many interesting products, base stations with wifi/wimax and mesh
combination. Proxim is very strong in wifi, Worp technology, and uses
this to integrate its wifi technology into wimax products, they can be
used for backhaul connections between base stations.
Edge Ltd. is the main supplier of wimax antennas to Alvarion, and many
others. MTI offers Flat Panel Antennas for WiMAX,
Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP), Point-to-Point (PtP), and Broadband
Wireless Access (BWA) applications. MTI Wireless Edge is a World
Leader in design and manufacture of advanced antenna solutions, with a
proven track record of over thirty five years. MTI product portfolio
includes a broad range of off-the-shelf as well as custom design
antenna solutions. MTI offer BTS as well as CPE antenna solutions complying with the most demanding international standards. MTI
have more then 150 different standard antennas in all sub-11GHz
applications, including CPE, BTS and Omni Antennas. MTI also offers
Smart Antennas for WiMAX Base Stations and WiMAX indoor CPEs including
MIMO solutions and Dual Polarisation and Dual Slant antennas.
offer a unique product called Integrated Antenna Enclosure (IAE) which
would allow our customers to integrate their own radio solutions with
this Enclosure and our Antennas (like Mikrotik routing products).
Last year alone 2007, MTI manufactured in excess of 600,000
antennas. As a matter of fact, MTI are probably the leading WiMAX
antenna manufacturer. More on MTI wireless products ... >>>.
are very good in wifi field, and has many patents in antenna
technology. They are sure one the best in its class. They make
omnidirectional, sector antennas, repeaters for GSM operators, Wimax
Additionally we offer core switching solutions, based on Cisco and Allied Telesis.
For traffic management (bandwidth limitation), peer to peer management
(P2P) we offer traffic managers, up to layer 7, there are
solutions up to Subscribers 1 mln, Concurrent flows iki 240 mln.
VPN/firewalls and managed services we offer Phion enterprise firewalls,
strong point is complete graphical management for thousands if nodes,
intelligent traffic management. This firewalls are used really for big applications.
For backhaul connections we offer Bridgewave, Dragonwave, Ceragon, Exault products.
is very reliable backhaul connections equipment. Bridgewave uses 60ghz
or 80ghz frequencies. Very reliable, better than fiber optics in loop
connections. It is cheaper to make loop ring than fiber optics.
Price is about 25K eur one link (2 points); 1km optics price
15-20k eur / km, so by air it is cheaper than by fiber (please ask for
latest price, because they are constantly droping down, there some
vendors, which offer about 8K + VAT usd for one link for the same
does it depend from air conditions? Lithuania, Poland and neighbouring
countries are in the same climate zone, so it works here (we can send
tests from real working links if you are interested). In Poland
government wants to allocate cahnnels for these links (licenced).
Later these bands will be sold in the whole Europe. Bridgewave solutions are good for universities (gigalinks), in campus proximity and similar applications.
(Canada company) is used for mission critical backhaul connections,
integrated ip backhauls, speed 400mbits, licence 13-38ghz, distance
~40km. There is sold 300 links in Pakistan, for reliable
application. Dragonwave is very good for 10-15km distances,
6-38ghz; really works in 200mbits/400Mbits spped; 800mbits is not
available so far.
strong points: backhauls in unlicenced band 5.2-5.7Ghz band, one unit,
meets restrictions up 1W on power; separete ip traffic and voice
traffic, for telecom operators is already prepared; cellular providers
connects towers, media traffic is sent separately from voice traffic;
up to 0.5 mili seconds switchover, which is important for voice
operators; we can advice how to plan redundancy, risk
management; hot standby units, when connecting to working AP.
For prices or bigger quantities, or stable supply contracts, ask firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised: July 14, 2008, Copyright MATRIX, UAB