OmniBAS™ is a multi-Gigabit smart packet Point-to-Point microwave (PtP MW) solution that ideally fits today's and tomorrow's bandwidth-intensive IP transmission applications.
OmniBAS™ ideally implements the MW access & aggregation segments of mobile 4G / 4G+ / 5G heterogeneous networks, extends the reach of fixed broadband to rural areas and rapidly deploys IP communication and control links for utility companies and governmental agencies. It offers multi-Gigabit IP radio capacity supporting market-leading modulations up to 4096-QAM, while at the same time enables an evolved and smooth migration to an all-IP architecture. Legacy (TDM/SDH) services are seamlessly transported over Pseudowires with carrier-class reliability and the highest availability.
OmniBAS™ allows highly-flexible and cost-optimized link configurations through the use of all-outdoor (OmniBAS™ OSDR) and split-mount (OmniBAS-2Wcx, OmniBAS-2W) units in tail sites, or through medium/high nodal solutions (OmniBAS-4W / OmniBAS-8W) in traffic aggregation sites, all from the same platform.
OmniBAS™ CBAN (Converged Backhaul Aggregation Node), in particular, is a unique multi-technology solution allowing aggregation of PtP, Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) and E-Band links, and supporting a wide range of connectivity options (E1, E3, SDH, GbE, 10GbE).
The advanced radio and smart packet networking features of OmniBAS™ products assure bandwidth optimization, carrier-class service delivery and highest-possible availability. The per-link line rate, on a single 56/112 MHz channel, reaches up to 880/1760 Mbit/s (1,700 / 3200 Mbits/s with XPIC), while a single 1RU (2RU) indoor unit can support up to four (eight) links and eight (sixteen) radios . Moreover, advanced IP packet optimization techniques increase throughput even further.
The OmniBAS™ comprehensive portfolio of native Ethernet MW products allows for flexible deployments and optimized Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):
OmniBAS™combines leading capacity with superior radio characteristics and advanced IP functionality to deliver top-notch performance:
OmniBAS™ supports a large variety of network topologies that meet the transmission requirements of:
Two indicative OmniBAS™ deployment examples are shown below.
A wide range of last-mile and nodal deployment scenarios can be implemented for mobile backhaul, as prescribed by the IP backhaul agility of the OmniBAS™ product family.
By using several OmniBAS units, native Ethernet rings can be implemented, as defined in the ITU-T G.8032v2 specification. Such rings will have the following characteristics:
The OmniBAS™ split-mount systems comprise indoor units (IDUs) - inclusive of OmniBAS™-2Wcx, OmniBAS™-2W, OmniBAS™-4W and OmniBAS™-8W - as well as compact outdoor units (ODUs) with integrated antennas and couplers.
OmniBAS-2Wcx is a compact 1 RU IDU, environmentally-hardened , configured with one or two modems.
OmniBAS-2W is a modular 1 RU IDU accommodating up to two modems. It can be positioned at the edge of the network, or can be used as a repeater and even as a ring node.
OmniBAS™-8W is a native-IP, highly-modular indoor unit 2 RU capable of simultaneously accommodating eight modem cards, two interface cards and two controller cards in the same chassis.
Modems can be chosen flexibly depending on the type of the connected radio equipment. For ODU radios, coaxial IF cables will be used, whilst for all-outdoor OmniBAS™ OSDRs, connections will be via Ethernet cabling.
OmniBAS™-8W constitutes the base for the leading CBAN (Converged Backhaul Aggregation Node), which flexibly supports all MW technologies required for HetNet backhauling.
OmniBAS™-4W is a native-IP, modular indoor unit 1 RU capable of simultaneously accommodating up to four modem cards, one interface card and one controller card, all based on the OmnIBAS™-8W cards.
Half-rack indoor unit 1 RU, which acts as expansion PonE unit for connecting and controlling up to four all-outdoor OmniBAS™ OSDR systems.