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Fastback Networks and SIRADEL Partner to Enable a Single Network Design Solution for Wireless Small Cell Backhaul Across LOS, NLOS and nLOS Conditions
[February 24, 2014]

Fastback Networks and SIRADEL Partner to Enable a Single Network Design Solution for Wireless Small Cell Backhaul Across LOS, NLOS and nLOS Conditions

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Fastback Networks™ and SIRADEL (News - Alert) today announced a partnership to provide a single design and planning solution for small cell backhaul network design with high accuracy capability in both LOS and non line of sight (NLOS) conditions. S_Backhaul leverages SIRADEL technology to enable accurate design for installation of the Fastback Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR™) in any line of sight (AnyLOS) conditions in unlicensed bands. The solution addresses the new complexities and requirements for network capacity planning of wireless small cell backhaul, accelerating design and deployment.

The IBR radio characteristics are fully integrated into S_Backhaul, the SIRADEL backhaul planning solution to accurately model the IBR radio behavior. Backhaul link analysis includes LOS, NLOS, and nLOS path prediction leveraging 3D GIS data to maximize accuracy. Leveraging SIRADEL technology, S_Backhaul analyzes azimuth and elevation components, horizontal and vertical polarization, as well as self-interference and third party interference to predict IBR radio paths. And an integrated capacity planning capability enables insights for accurate prediction and planning before installation.

"The variety of small-cell locations within urban environments and the requirements for availability on backhaul links is a new era in the backhaul industry whose transitions need to be supported with suitable design tools. Our fruitful cooperation with Fastback provides a cost effective solution to design wireless small cell backhaul," said Laurent Bouillot, CEO, SIRADEL.

"SIRADEL and Fastback have applied our complementary offerings to bring customers a single effective and cost efficient tool for network planning of small cell backhaul, regardless of radio propagation environments," said Kevin J. Duffy, CEO & Co-founder, Fastback Networks. "The resulting solution enables new levels of effective planning and ease of installation critical to small cell deployments."

SIRADEL Backhaul Design

SIRADEL has a unique position combining expertise in 3D hig-resolution GIS production and visualization, cutting-edge 3D propagation modeling and advanced equipment features implementation. This combination in the S_Backhaul tool is the perfect match to address the complexity of backhaul link planning for small cell deployments. Accurate 3D design enables the exact assessment of backhaul link performance for precise deployment scenarios, whereas comprehensive 3D visualization leads to a reduction of on-field site surveys and anticipation for equipment setup, which reduces global installation time.

Fastback Intelligent Backhaul Radio

The IBR fuses high performance data networking with advanced radio technology to achieve technical and economic breakthroughs that eliminate previous limitations of mobile backhaul performance. This new class of wireless device is an integrated carrier-grade switch and radio purpose built for the requirements of the new mobile network. The IBR is designed for high performance (up to 500Mbps), low latency (‹500µsec), and integrated Carrier Ethernet capabilities to support new architecture and traffic requirements of the new mobile network. The Fastback solution uniquely adapts to Line of Sight or complete Non Line of Sight conditions, a capability that Fastback has trademarked, Any Line of Sight™. For the first time, mobile network operators can deploy small cells in any location without line of sight or access to fiber constraints, and fiber network operators can assure delivery of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services over wireless to locations that previously could not be served.

About Fastback Networks

Fastback Networks was founded with a vision to deliver innovative technology for the mobile infrastructure of the future, enabling network operators to deliver new services, tap new markets and monetize a new generation of mobile applications. With insights derived from the collective team's experience building leading edge radio and data networking solutions, Fastback Networks looked at the challenges of 4G/LTE (News - Alert) deployment with fresh eyes and better ideas, and developed a transformational solution that enables the acceleration of next generation mobile services. Fastback Networks is a privately held company funded by Matrix Partners, Foundation Capital, Granite Ventures, and Juniper Networks (News - Alert) Junos Innovation Fund. More information is available at


With offices in France (Rennes, HQ), Canada (Toronto) and China (Shanghai), SIRADEL encompass a unique capability of editing 3D city models, and consulting for wireless 3D design and software for RF engineers and decision makers. With 250+customers in more than 60 countries, including wireless carriers, vendors, energy providers, regulators, governments, and municipalities, SIRADEL's solutions optimize cost and performance of wireless networks (3G, 4G, Hetnet, small cells, ...), energy networks (smart grid, E loss, E potential) while minimizing human exposure to electromagnetic fields. SIRADEL contributes to accelerate the convergence between wireless, fixed networks and all urban infrastructures (energy, water, transport, …) and brings solutions to connect people, objects and infrastructures.

Fastback Networks, Intelligent Wireless Transport, and Any Line of Sight, AnyLOS, are registered trademarks or trademarks of Fastback Networks. Copyright 02/2014 Fastback Networks. All rights reserved.

Smart City Explorer is a trademark of SIRADEL. Copyright 2014 SIRADEL. All rights reserved.

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