The XCellAir product is a virtualized and centralized software as a service solution that automates the deployment and operation of HetNets, integrates RRM and SON techniques with those operations, and provides a platform for the delivery of value added services over the network.
The effective use of unlicensed spectrum by mobile network operators is inevitable. The initial foray into unlicensed – Wi-Fi offload – has proved a useful band aid, but not a long-term solution. Due to the expense and scarcity of licensed spectrum operators are looking to build on the initial success of Wi-Fi offload by delivering a higher quality service over unlicensed airwaves.
This evolution will take multiple forms over time including:
Regardless of the evolution path the XCellRAN system will meet the needs of this changing environment.
Solving the LTE + Unlicensed Interference Challenge
To effectively deliver LTE service over unlicensed spectrum will require a detailed view of the unlicensed spectrum environment and careful selection of unlicensed channels. Both functions are the core of the XCellRAN Carrier Wi-Fi product. XCellRAN for LTE + Unlicensed will
Provisioning and Optimization
In addition to effectively managing the challenges of unlicensed spectrum, the move to a HetNet that effectively uses both licensed and unlicensed spectrum will require new advancements in provisioning and intelligent use of both mediums. The XCellRAN solution for LTE + Unlicensed will