Macro radios provide broad coverage to city, suburban and rural areas and allow an operator to provide wide scale mobile coverage. Macro radios can be used with panel or sector antennas to provide high power, wide area (3GPP WA) coverage.
Leveraging an Open RAN ecosystem, Altiostar can support a broad portfolio of scenarios which includes mobile broadband coverage, fixed wireless access, rural deployments and capacity augmentation. These radios can be deployed in various different locations which include masts, rooftops, building walls and cell on wheels for emergency situations.
|Power Levels||Ranging from 20W to 60W|
|Bands||All major LTE bands (B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B20, B28 etc.) and 5G bands|
|MIMO Configurations||2T2R, 4T4R, 8T8R|
|Transport interfaces||CPRI or eCPRI or XRAN 7-2B|
Using Altiostar’s software-defined open vRAN architecture running on Commercially-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) baseband hardware, macro RRUs can be deployed in various RAN configurations including distributed RAN, centralized RAN and virtualized RAN.
The software can be configured for various bandwidths, leverage advanced algorithms like inter-site Carrier-Aggregation or Uplink CoMP, utilize SON for easy network planning and take advantages of NFV concepts for high availability and scalability.
The baseband configuration for Altiostar solutions leverages a common fabric, i.e. the same software and baseband hardware for all kinds of radio configurations. This allows for macro configurations that can be coordinated with micro cells to allow for advanced algorithms such as eICIC for Hetnet type of configurations. When operators decide to migrate to 5G, the same common fabric can be used for migration to non-standalone (NSA) 5G mode with an easy upgrade.