Unique Customer Premises Equipment solution designed to help WiMAX operators make smooth transition to TD-LTE

Cape Town, Africa – AfricaCom 2013 and WiMAX Forum Africa Operators Summit– November 11, 2013 – Telrad Networks, a global provider of innovative 4G wireless and telecom solutions, today announced the launch of its new Dual Mode CPE7000 Series, Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) that is designed to support operators and Internet Service Providers in the deployment of future-proof, 4G wireless broadband networks.

Telrad’s new dual-mode CPEs continue a long-standing tradition of bringing high-quality, multi-platform CPEs to market. The CPE7000 family provides extended coverage to support a wide range of connectivity needs, for virtually any deployment scenario. The high throughput and transmit power of the devices, combined with the small tower footprint and high capacity of Telrad’s flagship BreezeCOMPACT base stations, present an effective and optimized solution for operators targeting LTE as a next step for their deployments.

The new family addresses service providers’ need to manage an ever-increasing demand for broadband data, while facilitating a network evolution path across multiple 4G technologies. The new Dual Mode CPE, in conjunction with Telrad’s BreezeCOMPACT and TelCORE solution, is aligned with the latest WiMAX Advanced roadmap, which defines the coexistence of WiMAX and LTE in a broad ecosystem of devices and radio access technologies.

By deploying Telrad’s LTE Advanced ready infrastructure, operators have the convenience of evolving to a fully mature LTE network, at their own pace, ensuring an affordable and practical path. Offering Quality of Service (QoS) management, flexible voice, data and WiFi configurations, and high-power transmission, the CPE7000 family is ideal for achieving the best investment protection for the operator, avoiding extra expenses and ensuring service continuity when moving to LTE technology.

“As the wireless industry evolves, operators are seeking ways to become relevant players in future converged LTE mobile and fixed markets,” said Mark Altshuller, Telrad’s Chief Technology Officer. “Leveraging Telrad’s dual-mode devices, operators can upgrade their whole WiMAX network to TD-LTE, with a simple software installation – eliminating service interruption required with hardware swapping.”

Key features/benefits of Dual Mode CPE7000 Series include:

  • Advanced Indoor/Outdoor Options: The CPE7000 Indoor, CPE7000 Outdoor and CPE7001 units all support a wide range of connectivity needs, offering variety of services to residents and enterprises.
  • Future-Proof Migration: Simple to install, maintain and operate, Telrad’s dual-mode devices help operators realize a sound migration strategy from WiMAX to TD-LTE at their own pace.
  • Cost-Effective: The dual-mode CPEs enable faster, more affordable 4G deployments, reducing operators’ CAPEX and OPEX.
  • High Throughput: The high throughput and transmit power of the CPEs, combined with the small tower footprint and high capacity of the BreezeCOMPACT base station, offer maximized coverage and capacity.
  • Serves Any Deployment Scenario: CPE7000 series operates in a wide range of wireless environments, including urban, suburban, and rural areas.

The CPE7000 Indoor model offers simple, plug-and-play installation for residential use, whereas the CPE7000 Outdoor units allow for connectivity over longer ranges – rugged enough to withstand the harshest environments. The CPE7001 unit is a flexible, small form-factor CPE that suits residential users and can be installed either indoors, or in moderate outside conditions.

“For any operator adopting a dual-mode strategy, our new family of CPEs can offer them significant benefits. This solution is especially suited to addressing connectivity needs in growing regions such as Africa, where WiMAX wireless infrastructure is common throughout the continent,” said Mr. Altshuller. “African operators still face the challenge of servicing remote and underserved areas. The dual-mode approach allows for immediate WiMAX deployments, without sacrificing the future LTE operation.”

Mr. Altshuller will be presenting at today’s WiMAX Forum Operator Summit, co-located with Africa’s largest telecommunications show, AfricaCom, in Cape Town, South Africa, November 12-14. Telrad Networks will also be exhibiting at the show at booth E13B, demonstrating their newest 4G products.

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