Small Cell Backhaul

Small foot print, low energy consumption and unbeatable total cost of ownership (TCO) are key advantages to Polewall’s optical wireless link

StreetHopper small cell backhaul

About Small Cell Backhaul

StreetHopper connecting small cells

Mobile operators, at an increasing rate, are deploying small cells as they add capacity & increase coverage to their networks. Small cells allow mobile operators to increase their capacity in high usage areas and increase their coverage when deployed in white zones. For small cell sites to be effective, Mobile operators need a cost-effective, easily deployable solution with an acceptable form factor.

Polewall’s StreetHopper is an optical wireless access solution that allows carriers to increase their capacity and quickly expand their small cell backhaul coverage. The StreetHopper can be quickly deployed, and does not require the hassle of frequency licensing that commonly occurs with RF links.


Small cells are often deployed on utility streetlights and traffic poles, which are not designed to meet the minimum twist and sway standards for deploying microwave solutions. Polewall’s optical wireless link has built-in robotic tracking that compensates for the twists and sways that occur, making it a reliable solution for small cell backhaul.


The StreetHopper’s small foot print, and no antennae design reduces site lease cost compared to other wireless solutions requiring one antennae per link. In addition, the StreetHopper’s low power consumption and App based commissioning tool combined with auto alignment & tracking reduces maintenance costs.

Polewall’s StreetHopper is an ideal solution for carriers looking to expand their coverage while maintaining low CAPEX and OPEX for their small cell backhaul installations.

To learn more about the StreetHopper and Small Cell Backhaul, please visit Think Small Cell

  • Rapidly Deployable

    The StreetHopper can be installed in under 1 hour, thanks to it’s small form factor and the No-Touch alignment process using our camera alignment methods.

  • Low Cost of Ownership

    The StreeHopper’s small form factor and multi-hop ability, reduces site lease cost compared to other wireless solutions that require large antennas.
    Low power consumption, no-touch commissioning, combined with auto alignment and tracking reduces maintenance costs.

  • Low Latency and Jitter

    Typical round-trip delays of less than 1 millisecond and low jitter make the StreetHopper an excellent solution to support small cell backhaul.

  • License Free

    Using Optical Wireless technology, the StreetHopper can be operated license-free world-wide. Saving time and money that would be needed to license RF products.

  • Interference Free

    The StreetHopper is not effected by RF interference, allowing multiple nodes to be installed without the worry of performance degradation.

  • SNMP Management

    The StreetHopper comes equipped with SNMP management, making it easy for network operators to manage all the StreetHopper Nodes installed on their network.

Stackable design, for added network flexibility and bandwidth on demand

Read the reviews

  • The LawnHopper saved me from days of trenching to install fiber to the house I rent. With the LawnHopper and the BeamBoss App I was able to get connected to high speed internet in less then an hour.

    Kristine, Residential Customer
  • I would say that units performed as advertised and I like the roadmap for next gen Polewall products.

    Chief Scientist, U.S Tier 1 Operator

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