How Tarana Solves the Issues
Our design for G1 combines the ease of mobile macro-cellular radio access network deployment with a simple network architecture common in fixed access. It’s all about keeping it simple. The G1 platform includes compact base nodes (BNs, each a single integrated package that includes antennas, PAs, several teraflops of digital signal processing, managed Ethernet switching, and 10G optical network interfaces) communicating with up to 256 similarly self-contained remote nodes (RNs, our “customer premise equipment”) per BN. RNs are powered over an Ethernet cable run into the structure they serve. Since fixed access-network endpoints don’t need to support mobility and roaming, our enhanced version of the simple TR101 Broadband Forum standard can be used to greatly simplify both RAN and back-end infrastructure (no painful 3GPP core complexity and expense involved here).
G1’s unrivaled performance is powered by a number of industry firsts in wireless technology development that were driven directly by our first-principles, clean-sheet approach to fully addressing the core inherent problems that have hobbled all prior attempts at fixed wireless access.
Here’s an overview of the technical elements of Tarana’s clean-sheet approach to RAN design for next-generation FWA that actually works at the required scale and network economics. In this public context, we can’t go into a lot of detail, but the notes below will help you get a sense of how our last 10 years of hardcore algorithm development have indeed set G1 apart from the rest of the pack. We’ll also note that all this cool tech only matters if it delivers real-world results — which for G1 is demonstrably the case.
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