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Single RAN White Paper-FINAL

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WHITE PAPER

Single RAN for WiMAX Evolution
Using Software Defined Radio

rather than replacing. All Motorola 4G base stations are based on SDR. flexible and smart base stations that can costeffectively evolve as the technology advances. Motorola has deployed a number of Single RAN solutions and our field experience results have demonstrated significant cost benefits for the operator. implies using a common product platform to support multiple radio technologies. A Single RAN solution achieved by using SDR can be leveraged for: • Redefining the base station from one radio technology to another • Deploying multiple radio technologies in one base station simultaneously The benefit of redefining base station from one radio technology to another – for example. which is RF-band specific and is independent of the radio technology component. All of this was attained by reusing 100% of the base station. which is typically implemented using programmable parts such as digital signal processor (DSP) or field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The second. RF Head RF (Technology Agnostic) Modem (Frequency Agnostic) Control Typical SDR Base Station Architecture BCU* (Modem/ Control) Motorola WiMAX Base Station *Baseband Controller Unit Figure 1: SDR and Motorola WiMAX Base Station 2 WHITE PAPER: Single RAN for WiMAX Evolution: Using Software Defined Radio . Motorola has shipped commercial SDR base stations since 2001 and the use of SDR has resulted in 70 to 100% reusability of base station elements as technology advances. There was no need to acquire new sites. Single RAN and Use of SDR The Single Radio Access Network. currently experiencing a significant surge of growth as global data demand explodes. SDR is the centerpiece in the development of multi-band. The first is the radio frequency component. from pre-WiMAX to WiMAX – helped WiMAX operators in capturing early broadband subscribers and getting field experience of wireless broadband solutions. Use of SDR in WiMAX Software Defined Radio is radio technology implementation using software. It also gives the details of how Software Defined Radio (SDR) enables the Single RAN Solution – resulting in up to 100% reuse of network investments.Single RAN for WiMAX Evolution Using Software Defined Radio Introduction WiMAX is a mature standard. together with the respective transparencies of these base station components. This paper briefly highlights use of the Single RAN solution in WiMAX evolution. SDR implementation. network and eco‑system. There are two key components in a WiMAX base station. WiMAX technology is also evolving to meet the rising need for mobile communication. The modem is frequency agnostic. is the modem. or Single RAN. It is agnostic to technology. the radio technology component. means that network evolution can typically be a process of reprogramming. costly hardware. As WiMAX networks transition from coverage sites to capacity sites.

Motorola’s six sigma and M-gate quality processes. using CDMA and LTE at the same time – has been a valuable subscriber retention tool. we offer the technology. core. base stations.new towers. decades of R&D investment. The use of Single RAN makes the transition smoother with common device management that uses standard interface such as TR069 and OMA-DM. Conclusion Facing tremendous demand for data. The use of Single RAN enables reuse and removes the need for costly services such as the installation of new sites. network management. If you’re considering expanding your WiMAX network. backhaul and ancillaries. The use of Single RAN based on SDR results in up to 100% reuse of WiMAX base station and enables a network architecture that allows 100% reuse of 3 WHITE PAPER: Single RAN for WiMAX Evolution: Using Software Defined Radio . Motorola can empower you to meet today’s needs today.16m or LTE or LTE-Advanced.16m). Using the same base station. batteries. the knowledge. Our deep and extensive product and services portfolio. For example. WiMAX operators are increasing capacity now while planning their upgrades for next generation wireless technologies such as 16e Enhanced. devices.16e with 802. It also did not require tower climbing or costly installation services. Perhaps most important to operators who have made significant investments in their infrastructure. along with a track record of worldwide WiMAX commercial deployments. DHCP and other network elements. provide service providers with confidence that they are getting a high-quality. Why Motorola Motorola is leading the industry with award winning. and LTE or LTE-Advanced. towers. The Motorola WiMAX solutions portfolio includes access. network management and services. DNS. new ancillaries and new backhaul. major network elements when either transitioning to different radio technology or when deploying multiple radio technologies. Deploying multiple radio technologies in one base station at the same time – for example. new batteries. that core can be reused 100% when migrating from one technology to another or when using multiple wireless technologies. and to meet tomorrow’s needs before the competition. Start by calling Motorola today. a Single RAN solution using SDR means up to 100% of the network elements can be reused. You’ll find that we are the go-to partner that enables you to leverage WiMAX to provide all the high-speed mobile data connectivity and performance your customers demand … today and tomorrow. and experience as a global supplier of broadband wireless access solutions allows us to offer best in class WiMAX solutions. Motorola’s comprehensive wireless broadband portfolio addresses the needs of the wireless broadband market with end-to end solutions covering all aspects of the broadband wireless access deployment. allowing subscribers to transition as the older technology is phased out. newer technology has been introduced to an existing large base of subscribers. deploying a new network or planning a network that combines 802. At Motorola. performance management. and the experience to help WiMAX operators and spectrum owners take immediate advantage of the escalating demand for mobile broadband data service and applications. reliable solution. a wireless broadband network requires a costly IP/MPLS core. end-to-end WiMAX solutions that address the full scope of an operator’s deployment needs. WiMAX 2 (based on 802.

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