Hong Kong-based Comba Telecom has introduced its new WiMAX-compatible remote radio unit to the global market.
According to the company, the remote radio unit (RRU) is an integrated base station RF unit which can be detached from the BBU (base band unit) and fed with baseband signals through optical fiber. Its power efficiency design and flexible configuration reduces CAPEX and improves deployment time for WiMAX network rollout.
According to the company, a key feature of its RRU is that it is designed for customization for different BBU suppliers in order to expedite integration. The RRU supports point-to-point, star and daisy-chained connection with the BBU to provide a flexible system topology. In addition, it’s IP65 weatherproof and convection cooling design allows it to operate in various environments from tower tops to underground tunnels.
John Cheng, director of product marketing, wireless enhancement, at Comba, said: We are pleased to bring this latest innovation to the market. The RRU addresses two very important issues of the WiMAX space:speed to market and cost effectiveness. Comba is actively researching and developing products for current and developing standards such as UMTS, WiMAX and LTE. The WiMAX RRU is the latest addition to Comba’s RRU technology which includes solutions for WCDMA, CDMA2000 and TD-SCDMA.