Polewall in the News

Several small cell backhaul vendors have told me in the past that 100 Mbps is perfectly adequate for individual urban small cells, even including the latest multi-mode 3G/4G/Wi-Fi products. While macrocell backhaul links are increasing to 1Gbps or more, this has been seen as overkill for individual on-street units. But is this the right choice when equipment lifetimes are budgeted for 5 years or more? A few backhaul vendors are offering higher speed products that may satisfy both bandwidth and budget.

Source: David Chambers, Think Small Cell 

Norsk gigabit-laser vinner støtte i USA

Polewall har sluppet inn hos en av de største operatørene i USA for å teste sine optiske gigabit-linker. Nå trenger selskapet penger og partner.

De store mobiloperatørene i USA skal ut med hundretusenvis av småceller i mobilnettene for å håndtere veksten i mobildatatrafikken. Utfordringen er å levere dataforbindelse (transmisjon/backhaul) til småcellene. Det er her de optiske linkene, kalt Streethopper, fra Polewall kommer inn. Har besøkt «alle» operatører – Vi har presentert teknologien vår for alle de store teleoperatørene i USA, og merket stor interesse.

Source: Håvard Fossen, Inside Telecom 

1Gbits ned Fiber i Lufta

Norsk Polewall har i USA gjennomført en operatørtest av trådløst lasersamband på opp til 1 Gbps.

Teknologien er spesielt velegnet til å forbinde bygninger i byområder billigere, enklere og raskere enn med fiber. Free Space Optics (FSO) heter teknologien som også ofte blir kaldt Street Hopper fordi den er kortrekkende og egner seg nettopp der fiber er mest problematisk å implementere.  Populært kan dette sies å være “fiber i lufta”.

Source: Arne Joramo, TelecomRevy

Press Release: European start-up successfully completes 1 Gigabit/second operator trials of low cost optical wireless beams

Sep. 3, 2014 – KRISTIANSAND, Norway – “Accelerated by a research grant from the European Commission, we have revitalized Free Space Optics (FSO) as a cost effective alternative to radio-based transport solutions for small cells and FTTx, says Jan Eide, Polewall’s founder.“By limiting our focus to short haul urban densification applications, we completely avoid the short comings of FSO known from past attempts to commercialize the technology”, adds Eide.

Source: PRLOG

There are many technologies contending for use in outdoor Small Cell Backhaul today, and one thing is certain – none of them is suitable for all scenarios and the industry consensus is that a mix of different technologies will be needed. We’ve seen free space optics (using infra-red beams) being proposed before, but it’s often dismissed out of hand. A Norwegian company is setting out to change that perception, with a novel approach to reduce cost and improve effectiveness.

Source: David Chambers, Think Small Cell 

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