InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, showcased its latest record-breaking spectral efficiency solution, Quanta 5, as well as a number of other upcoming product families at last week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
Premiering to a global audience for the first time, Quanta 5 is based on the Octopus Software Defined Radio (SDR) Platform, powered by Xilinx's Zynq-7000 SoC. Combining cost-efficiency with the ability to adapt to conditions such as complex interference, a lack of frequency resource and ever-increasing requirements of end users, the solution ensures high-performance and reliable connectivity to underserved remote locations around the world.
As InfiNet Wireless’ first product designed exclusively for the Small Office Home Office (SOHO) market and small service providers, Quanta 5 will be the catalyst for other products which will further solve the needs of this market and deliver a diverse range of services including backhauling for Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE base stations, remote Internet access and video-surveillance infrastructures.
“MWC attracts the largest and most prestigious manufacturers, mobile and fixed operators, Internet service providers and distributors from the communications industry, with a truly international attendance,” said Dmitry Okorokov, CEO at InfiNet Wireless. “We are delighted to demonstrate to this audience, for the first time, the extent to which Quanta 5 can not only provide immense levels of spectral efficiency, but also its versatility to be deployed at some of the world’s most challenging locations.”
Quanta 5 – which offers significant cost savings when compared to other cables and wired solutions – is one of a number of products to be launched which will utilize the Octopus SDR platform powered by Xilinx.
In addition to being able to adapt to complex situations to overcome challenges such as interference in noisy radio environments, Quanta 5 is also easy to install and can operate in extreme conditions, including sub-zero and extremely hot temperatures, thunderstorms and wind speeds of up to 160km per hour. In order to dynamically select the most suitable Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) to ensure delivery of all packets transmitted, it contains 14 modulation-coding schemes.
New features can also be implemented remotely via a firmware upgrade, even for units already deployed in the field.
“Our successful launch of Quanta 5 at MWC marks an exciting new chapter in our journey to mould and develop solutions for the SOHO market and small service providers,” added Mr. Okorokov. “As we continue to address rapidly changing landscape of the telecommunication market, we will be adding a number of brand-new products and technologies to our portfolio work in even closer collaboration with our global network of partners and customers to serve their needs and surpass their expectations.”