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OmniBAS

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Overview
Realizing the All-IP Migration!

The rapid evolution of mobile technology and the deployment of HSPA+/LTE solutions with Ethernet connectivity impose the transformation of backhaul networks to all-IP, making the need for packet-based transport eminent. Fully packet-based MW backhaul solutions of low cost-per-bit is the safest investment for the future.

The OmniBAS™ family of Next Generation packet MW products comprises cost-optimized nodes and solutions in split-mount configuration (OmniBAS™-2W, OmniBAS™-4W , OmniBAS™-8W) and in all-outdoor configuration (OmniBAS™-XR). The OmniBAS™ product family offers unique deployment flexibility, excessive capacity and cutting-edge functionality.

The advanced radio and packet networking features assure bandwidth optimization, carrier-class service delivery and highest possible availability. The line rate per link can be up to 750 Mbit/s (1,500 Mbit/s with XPIC) over a single 56 MHz channel, while a single 1RU (2RU) unit is capable to support up to four (eight) links. Advanced IP packet optimization techniques increase throughput even further.

OmniBAS™ is the ideal solution for backhauling Next Generation mobile networks and for connecting corporate customers with sophisticated Ethernet services. Mobile operators can evolve and smoothly migrate their 2G / 3G backhaul networks to all-IP, while paving the way toward LTE architectures. Sophisticated connectivity services and revenue-generating Value-Added Services can thus be deployed without additional expenditures.

OmniBAS™ delivers legacy TDM / SDH services seamlessly with Pseudo-Wires (PWE), enabling the unified transport, efficient handling of all traffic flows and the optimum utilization of legacy transmission networks.

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Benefits
  • Future-proof solution for LTE capacity & functionality requirements.
  • Ready for the all-IP world - single technology investment for current and future backhaul needs.
  • Lower cost-per-bit compared to PDH/SDH systems.
  • Ideal for all network segments: last-mile, aggregation, nodal hubs and ring configurations.
  • Powerful end-to-end service & network management facilitating network operation and maintenance.
Highlights
A Unique Family of Highly-valued Products

The OmniBAS™ comprehensive portfolio of native ETH MW products allows for flexible deployments and optimization of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):

  • Highly-advanced, low-profile indoor units:
    • OmniBAS™-2W (1RU): offering up to 1+1 / 2+0 configurations from the same chassis for lower CapEx.
    • OmniBAS™-4W (1RU): offering enhanced modularity and up to four radios from the same chassis - optimized for nodal and XPIC applications.
    • OmniBAS™-8W (2RU): offering enhanced modularity, up to eight radios from the same chassis, E1 & STM-1 capabilities, and full redundancy for control and communication modules - optimized for higher nodal and XPIC applications.
  • Compact high-performance outdoor units:
    • Full range from 6 GHz to 38 GHz.
    • Variety of channel sizes (7 / 14 / 28 / 56 MHz).
    • Modulation up to 1024-QAM.
  • Option for interconnection with legacy SDH networks.
Rich Features for Unlimited Possibilities

OmniBAS™ combines leading capacity with superior radio performance and advanced functionality to deliver astonishing results:

  • Excessive full-duplex line rate over a single channel - up to 750 Mbit/s and up to 1,500 Mbit/s (with XPIC).
  • Unique possibility to have a 2+2 protected XPIC hop in the space of just 1RU (OmniBAS™-4W) and a denser 8-radio nodal configuration in just 2RU with up to 4 Gbit/s radio throughput (OmniBAS™-8W).
  • Hitless adaptive modulation (up to 1024-QAM) for optimum bandwidth utilization and lower CapEx & OpEx.
  • Radio Link Aggregation (RLA) for higher total logical link capacity, load balancing among air links, and increased availability.
  • Three flexible software-configurable modes of modem / radio operation - maximum capacity, maximum robustness and normal - for optimum application performance.
  • Advanced traffic handling and QoS:
    • IEEE 802.1q and 802.1p (CoS).
    • IEEE 802.1ad (Q-in-Q, provider bridging).
    • DSCP (mapping to p-bits).
    • MPLS exp bit (mapping to p-bits)
    • Policing, shaping per port / VLAN / CoS.
    • Eight QoS priority queues.
    • Support of Jumbo frames.
    • ETH Ring (G.8032) and IEEE 802.1w (RSTP) for maximum service availability.
    • MEF9 & MEF14 certified for EPL, EVPL and ELAN.
  • System synchronization:
    • Synchronous ETH.
    • IEEE 1588v2 transparent.
    • E1-based.
    • Adaptive clock recovery.
  • IEEE 802.3ad (link aggregation - static mode)
  • Efficient Ethernet OAM (IEEE 802.1ag and ITU-T Y.1731), for end-to-end management.
NMS
  • Managed by uni|MS™, a state-of-the-art element / network / service unified management suite.
  • G.826 statistics for radio paths.
  • RMON statistics for GbE ports.
Application

OmniBAS™ implements a large variety of network topologies for meeting the transmission requirements of:

  • Mobile 2G / 3G / LTE backhaul networks.
  • WiMAX backhaul networks.
  • MW transmission networks for Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs).
  • Resilient MW transmission networks for Utility companies.
Nodal Solutions
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Protected Ethernet Rings

A typical Ethernet ring configuration for a mobile 2G / 3G network is shown in the application schematic below.

Several OmniBAS™-2W /-4W /-8W systems implement a native Ethernet ring, as defined in the ITU-T G.8032 specification, with the following characteristics:

  • Protection and recovery switching within 50 ms.
  • Efficient bandwidth utilization of ring traffic.
  • Automatic reversion mechanism upon fault recovery.
  • Frame duplication and re-order prevention mechanisms.
  • Loop prevention mechanisms.
  • Use of different timers (WTR timer, hold-off timers) to avoid race conditions and unnecessary switching operations.

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Technical Description

OmniBAS™ is a split-mount system mainly composed of compact indoor units (OmniBAS™-2W, OmniBAS™-4W, OmniBAS™-8W ) and outdoor radio units (ODU) with integrated antennas.

Technical Characteristics:

OmniBAS™-2W

OmniBAS™-2W

  • Advanced Ethernet MW node constituting the last-mile component of the OmniBAS™ solution.
  • Employs latest MW technologies for transporting IP and legacy traffic toward the IP / Ethernet core networks.
  • Fully compatible with the OmniBAS™-4W /-8W systems.
  • High performance from a low-profile design (1RU, 19" chassis):
    • Up to two modem / IF modules (without XPIC).
    • 1,500 Mbit/s line rate with intelligent radio link bundling algorithm.
    • Configuration options (1+0 / 2+0 / 1+1 FD, SD, HSB).
  • Variety of interfaces:
    • 4 x GbE for traffic (two electrical and two electrical or optical).
    • 2 x Fast Ethernet for management.
    • External sync (in/out).
    • Auxiliary port serial connection / alarms.
    • 16 x E1 TDM.
  • Low power consumption not exceeding 43 W (2+0 operation).
OmniBAS™-4W

OmniBAS™-4W

  • Advanced Ethernet MW node constituting a low-aggregation component of the OmniBAS™ solution.
  • Fully modular design with front-only connections.
  • High-bandwidth backplane with 4 Gbit/s aggregation capacity and advanced protection mechanisms.
  • High performance & flexibility from a low-profile design (1RU, 19? chassis):
    • Up to four modems.
    • 2,000 Mbit/s total line rate.
    • Configuration options: 1+0 / 2+0 / 3+0 / 4+0 / 1+1 / 2+2 FD, SD, HSB.
    • XPIC functionality (2+0 / 4+0 / 2+2).
  • Variety of interfaces:
    • 2 x GbE (electrical or optical) and 2 x FE in the main processor module.
    • 2 x Fast Ethernet for management.
    • External sync (in/out).
    • Auxiliary port serial connection / alarms.
    • 16 x E1 TDM with add/drop capability.
  • Power supply redundancy and hot-swap capability.
  • Hot-swappable fan tray.
  • Low power consumption not exceeding 92 W (4+0 operation).
OmniBAS™-8W

OmniBAS™-8W

  • Advanced high-aggregation Ethernet MW node that is flexibly positioned at the aggregation network and/or close to the control site (RNC /BSC), where it restores the PWEs back to their initial legacy form.
  • Not a single-point-of-failure and hot-swap capability:
    • Control Processor card redundancy.
    • Power Supply redundancy.
  • Fully-modular design with front-only connections.
  • High performance & flexibility from a low-profile design (2RU, 19" chassis):
    • Up to eight modems.
    • 4,000 Mbit/s total radio throughput.
    • 6,000 Mbit/s maximum line rate, total.
    • Configuration options: 1+0 / 8+0 / 1+1 / 2+2 / 3+3 / 4+4.
    • XPIC functionality (2+0 / 2+2, .... , 8+0 / 4+4).
    • High-speed expansion port to cascade another OmniBAS™-8W chassis.
  • Variety of interfaces:
    • 6 x GbE, electrical or optical (protected / unprotected).
    • 1 x Fast Ethernet for management.
    • 4 x STM-1 / VC-12 (4+0 / 2+2).
    • External sync (in/out).
    • Auxiliary port serial connection / alarms.
    • Up to 128 x E1 TDM with add/drop capability.
  • Hot-swappable fan tray.
  • Low power consumption not exceeding 174 W (8+0 operation).
OmniWAY™-2G

OmniWAY™-2G

  • Complements the OmniBAS™ portfolio by offering a cost-effective solution for legacy SDH network utilization.
  • Low-profile design (1RU, 19? chassis).
  • Interfaces:
    • 4 x GbE, electrical or optical.
    • 2+2 x STM-1 (VC-12).
    • 1+1 x STM-1 (VC-4).
    • 1 x Fast Ethernet for outband management.
    • I/O port for external alarms.
    • Sync IN/ OUT reference timing ports.
    • Serial RS-232 for local management
  • Low power consumption not exceeding 80 W.
Outdoor Unit (ODU) - Same for INTRALINK™ & OmniBAS™ Systems
  • Complete homogeneous family from 6 GHz to 38 GHz.
  • Outstanding radio performance for high availability and extended ranges:
    • 124 dB system gain for 4-QAM and 7 MHz channel @ 6 GHz.
    • 78.5 dB system gain for 256-QAM and 56 MHz channel @ 38 GHz.
  • Software-defined channel size from 3.5 MHz to 56 MHz.
  • Common ODU for all channel sizes and modulations.
  • Modulation from 4-QAM to 1024-QAM.
  • Compact design:
    • Low weight (~ 4 kg).
    • Easy to install.
  • Integrated antennas & protection:
    • Wide range of integrated antennas 0.3 m (1 ft) / 0.6 m (2 ft) / 1.2 (4 ft) / 1.8 m (6 ft).
    • Symmetrical & asymmetrical couplers.
  • Low power consumption:
    • 29 W @ 6 / 7 / 8 GHz.
    • 21 W @ 11 / 13 / 15 / 38 GHz.
    • 23 W @ 18 / 23 / 26 / 28 GHz.
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