BLiNQ Networks Driving Innovations on Small Cell Backhaul


By Zia Askari |

When telecom operators and CSPs roll out next generation ready 4G networks – small cells play a very important role towards ensuring sufficient capacity and coverage for their customers.

Operators need to look for efficient way to backhaul data from small cells in order to remain cost effective and this is where companies such as Ottawa, Canada based BLiNQ Networks – are spinning their innovation wheel in order to create unique value proposition for their customers.

BLiNQ is a global enabler of software defined transport solutions that allow MNO’s to plan, deploy, scale and manage heterogenous networks at the lowest cost per megabit.


Mickey Miller, President & CEO, BLiNQ Networks

Talking about the company’s core focus today, Mickey Miller, President and CEO, BLiNQ Networks says that BLiNQ was founded with an aim to solve the small cell backhaul problem. “With broadband getting ubiquitous and video being a large component of that – operators will have to have distributed micro cells that would need to be transported back to the network in an efficient way. We continue to stay focused around small cells. In addition to this, we have been quite actively involved in Cloud RAN, so we fronthaul for Cloud RAN and we also do enterprise access. We have an LTE based solution, so it is much more robust technology than what is usually available in the market today,” he explained.

Innovations Around Small Cells

Speaking about the various innovations being driven by the company – Miller mentioned that the company’s core philosophy is to enable spectrum efficiency for its customers.

“Our success is based on three key areas. It is all about using spectrum most efficiently, to get the best performance – this is our key goal. We do this through three ways – Carrier Aggregation, Intelligent Scheduling and then we have this Beamforming Technology. These are the three ways which help us deliver the best in class spectrum efficiency for our customers.

So when we look at 5G, it is going to be all about Carrier Aggregation. That is where our innovations in carrier aggregation will help us deliver unique value propositions to our customers,” he explained.

BLiNQ Networks – has come to India along with a select delegation of technology companies from Ottawa, Canada – in leadership of Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa.