Solving Small Cell Backhaul

Case Study

CCS Metnet is solving small cell backhaul in some of the world’s most demanding networks – delivering high capacity, ultra-low latency and ultra-fast deployment across 4G LTE and 5G small cell backhaul applications.

Metnet nodes connect autonomously to form a flexible mesh network with self-organising, self-healing links that dynamically reconfigure to optimise performance and spectral efficiency as LOS or NLOS circumstances or traffic levels change. The CCS Metnet system enables mmWave deployment in a flexible, organic way – allowing mobile operators to start small and grow as they go.

With its Metnet 60G 12Gbps unlicensed mmWave backhaul and access system, CCS is uniquely enabling mobile operators and new entrants to harness the potential of unlicensed spectrum.

Case study: Landmark 60GHz neutral host network in Trafalgar Square

CCS is delivering high-capacity backhaul for a next-generation wireless network in Trafalgar Square, one of London’s most popular tourist attractions. The network – deployed by innovative Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider Ontix – is now live and available for use by all mobile operators.

Ontix is rolling out its neutral host “Metrohaul” network across the whole of Westminster as part of the ten-year concession awarded by Westminster City Council, and the landmark Trafalgar Square implementation is now complete and ready to deliver high-speed, 5G connectivity for all operators.

Ontix deployed unobstrusive small cell nodes – backhauled by CCS’s Metnet 60G 12Gbps unlicensed mmWave backhaul and access system – on the Council’s street furniture, eliminating coverage holes and providing faster connectivity and higher capacity to mobile operators and other wireless network operators. For mobile users, this delivers much faster speeds for data-intensive services such as video streaming, gaming and mobile browsing.

“Economically, socially and culturally, London is probably the best-connected city in the world. So it stands to reason that the 1.6 million people who live, do business and sightsee across Westminster each day should benefit from the world’s fastest and most reliable wireless service. This new micro-technology will finally relegate not ‘not-spots’ to the digital dustbin of history and Westminster will now embody the UK’s ambition to become a world leader in 5G.”

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Economic Development Education and Community at Westminster City Council

“We are very excited to be working together on this very significant project for the capital. This is a huge opportunity, and one of the very first of its kind on this scale. 5G promises to deliver a huge impact, socially and economically, but we need to make it a reality. Partnerships like this are where it happens.”

Barnaby Dickinson, Chief Operating Officer, Ontix

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