Network utilising cellular radio technology

November 25th, 2013, Published in Articles: EngineerIT

Athonet has developed a highly distributed and efficient network that utilises UMTS/HSPA, CDMA/EVDO and LTE broadband cellular radio technology but evolves it to conform to a “flat” architecture where all functionality can be flexibly centralised or distributed to the edge of the network (i.e. regional area, enterprise, airport, campus etc.). Communication between mobile terminals and enterprise/private services is completely handled locally by a mobility gateway node (the mobile equivalent of a router in a fixed line network), allowing higher effective bit-rates and very low latencies but without creating bottlenecks and without utilizing scarce backhaul communication resources. Using Primo and its improved flat distributed architecture, customers can reap the full benefits of a cellular private network with real dedicated bandwidth without being affected by traditional mobile operator infrastructure issues. Network equipment and IP backhaul/backbone costs can be scaled down dramatically, while performance is greatly increased, compared to classical cellular network deployments where all mobile signalling and IP data traffic are concentrated in a few national sites.

Contact Stefano Cocco, Athonet, stefano.cocco@athonet.com

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