EE uses Athonet backhaul solution in mobile mast demonstration


EE has used millimetre wave backhaul to connect one of its air-masts, which the mobile operator hopes to use to connect areas in emergency situations. The patent-pending Helikite solution, first trialled in February, contains a small cell from Parallel Wireless. The trial that took place on 14th June involved technology from mmwave specialists PHAZR and a virtualised evolved packet core from Athonet to backhaul across the 26GHz band.

According to EE, the demonstration helped show potential applications and benefits of the technology with the backhaul boosting the potential number of customers who could connect to the balloon at higher internet speeds.

Source: MobileEurope

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