When addressing the needs of unconnected customers in metro edge, rural and remote locations, small cell solutions are very much the ideal option. Small cell over satellite offers a highly competitive solution, especially given the expense incurred with conventional infrastructure. This particularly resonates when you take into consideration the fact that a one-time CAPEX investment covers both 3G and 4G cellular generations.
Gilat has applied its extensive experience in satellite communications to provide an integrated small cell and VSAT package that works efficiently with satellite backhaul, bundling both elements from a single vendor. Gilat’s CellEdge solution for 2G / 3G / 4G networks uses a SkyEdge II-c VSAT integrated with a fully outdoor small cell.
- Tightly integrated small cell and VSAT
- Rapid deployment
- Optimized for satellite backhaul
- 2G, 3G and 4G capabilities
- Solar power option
- Outdoor carrier-grade hardware
- Software defined radio capabilities (CellEdge SDR)