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.