CBNL Upgrades VectaStar portfolio, enriches position in millimetre wave FWA space


CBNL, the global enabler in millimetre wave Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solutions, has revealed a raft of exciting enhancements to its award-winning portfolio.

The innovations mean CBNL is the only mmWave FWA provider able to offer its customers a choice of both FDD and TDD platforms and provide carrier-grade support for ultra-wideband wireless access solutions.

As an evolution of CBNL’s VectaStar family of products, the 5G based next generation product builds on CBNL’s unrivalled pedigree in using mmWave frequencies to deploy high-capacity, wide area coverage for communications service providers around the world.

For network operators wanting to offer their customers a guaranteed quality of experience, CBNL’s next generation 5G platform provides a high performance, carrier-grade solution for delivering SLA-backed voice, video and data services reliably to the business, city or home.

Supporting 200MHz, 100MHz and 50MHz channelization, the platform enables gigabit-per-second connectivity for a suite of use cases, including residential and enterprise broadband access and smart city fixed wireless network connectivity. CBNL’s customers will get the benefits of superior 5G performance with unbeatably low-cost deployment and ownership.

Lionel Chmilewsky, CEO, CBNL said: “FWA delivered in the ultra-wideband frequencies is one of the key market applications for 5G. As the pioneer of mmWave FWA services CBNL has been helping network operators to build multigigabit-throughput, high-availability enterprise, residential and smart city wireless networks for many years. With much of the industry looking at the challenges associated with deploying eMBB services, CBNL has a crucial role to play in building 5G FWA networks which are easy to deploy and profitable to own.

The new capabilities announced today are already available as part of CBNL’s market-leading portfolio for existing frequency bands. Today’s announcement means these same features are being extended to a TDD platform that is specifically designed for the new bands being agreed by the FCC, CEPT and other regulators:-

• A fully customisable, frequency agnostic, modular architecture
• State-of-the-art spectrum utilisation, network processing, packet prioritisation, acceleration and aggregation
• Small form factor with massive processing power and advanced capabilities
• Easy-aligning CPE for simple installation
• Network slicing to support multiple services with per-service SLAs
• Unobtrusive beam-forming antenna system allows extended range and simplified installation

Crucially, CBNL’s portfolio enables operators with spectrum to roll out 5G-featured FWA services immediately, while maintaining a compliance pathway to 5G NR.

The next generation platform is fully integrated into CBNL’s network management system – an intelligent platform providing full command and control of network elements and detailed statistical reporting. SDN interfaces and support for layer 2 NFV bring the power of network slicing and virtualisation together through an intuitive interface.

CBNL invites delegates visiting its booth in Hall 5 (5H27) to pre-register interest in its product demonstrator which will be available later this year.