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Siklu Enables Blazing Fast 15-Minute Installation of Small Cell Backhaul by Non-Telco Installers

Siklu has simplified installation of its street-level EtherHaul millimeter wave backhaul systems with a suite of tools that includes auto-alignment and zero touch commissioning. It allows installation to be performed by non-telco installers in 15 minutes or less.

“We wanted to empower the everyday installer to deploy millimeter wave systems without any specialized telco knowledge,” says Shahar Peleg, Director of Product Management and Marketing at Siklu, the market leader in E-band backhaul systems. “With the large number of small cell backhaul deployments and their complexity, it probably will not be feasible to have telco professionals reach every spot.”

Access to the "street furniture" is often restricted, and operators face time limits for installation to prevent traffic congestion or public disturbance. That presents operators with a significant street level deployment challenge. Siklu's tool suite addresses this challenge through addition of an auto-alignment tool for its backhaul radios. The system can be installed quickly, with auto-alignment keeping total deployment time to less than 15 minutes. Zero-touch commissioning and SON (Self-Organizing Network) integration complete the system activation from a central location.

“With our automated tools, not only are there gains in agility and the speed of a rollout, but operators can realize significant cost reductions,” Peleg says. “This makes millimeter waves an even more compelling choice for urban backhaul, with their gigabit throughput, interference-free spectrum, and now, low installation and maintenance costs.”

Siklu will demonstrate street-side installation with auto-alignment at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 24-27, in Hall 2, Stand G50.

About Siklu

Siklu delivers Gigabit capacity millimeter wave wireless backhaul solutions operating in the 60, 70 and 80 GHz bands. The top choice of tier-1 operators worldwide, thousands of units have been deployed and deliver carrier grade performance. Siklu’s innovative all-silicon design has dramatically reduced prices and effectively opened the market for ultra-high capacity wireless links. Siklu is currently deploying its next innovation, 60 GHz backhaul, to enable mass deployment of small cells and other street-level networked devices.

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