Casa Systems Introduces New Apex™ PicoStrand Radio Access Network (RAN) Solution
Developed for both MSOs and mobile service providers, the Apex PicoStrand solution solves the powering, backhaul and site issues that have plagued large scale, pico cell deployments for many years. By using the cable strand, backhaul is supported with DOCSIS® 3.0 or 3.1 and power is provided from the HFC plant.
The Apex PicoStrand delivers key features including:
- Rugged, carrier grade, strand mount design with smart plug-and-play installation that supports LTE-FDD and LTE-TDD
- Seamless mobility with the macro network
- Hybrid SON support with dSON and cSON; SON macro integration
- Intelligent traffic management with end-to-end QoS support
“Our new PicoStrand RAN solution launches Casa into the outdoor RAN market and leverages Casa’s roots – more than 15 years of developing, testing and deploying cable broadband access solutions to MSOs around the world,” said
The Apex PicoStrand is the latest addition to Casa Systems’ RAN portfolio and addresses network coverage and capacity needs for today’s subscribers. Casa’s RAN solutions include lifestyle small cells, enterprise small cells, indoor picocells, outdoor pole mount picocells and the PicoStrand - to meet service providers’ evolving needs.
Casa’s Apex PicoStrand solutions are currently in the evaluation process with multiple Tier 1 communication service providers.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.casa-systems.com.
Source: Casa Systems, Inc.