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A Complete Range of

WiMAX Solutions

WiMAX Solutions

We Make WiMAX Easy


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Product Summary

Macro Cell Base Station Products

HiperMAX The most advanced base station designed to deliver the best link budget, with highest capacity

and net throughput for fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile applications in both FDD and TDD.

MacroMAX A highly upgradeable base station designed for both fixed and nomadic applications in FDD for

urban and suburban deployments.

Micro Cell Base Station Products

MicroMAX Cost effective, highly modular base station designed for lower density deployments and microcell

applications in both FDD and TDD.

HiperMAX-micro A standalone all-outdoor base station designed to drive down the cost of dense urban

deployments whilst driving up reliability and coverage for fixed, nomadic and mobile applications

in both FDD and TDD.

Customer Premises Equipment

EasyST A revolutionary indoor, self-install WiMAX Subscriber Station with optional IEEE 802.11b/g

Wi-Fi and Voice over IP (VoIP) add-ons.

Easy WiFi An IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Access Point, which tightly integrates with the EasyST to create a

combined WiMAX-WiFi unit for residential use.

Easy Voice A residential gateway unit with 2 VoIP ports and 1 Ethernet port that integrates with the

EasyST to create a combined WiMAX Subscriber Station with VoIP and Ethernet ports.

ProST An outdoor Subscriber Station developed to provide superior link budget performance in

difficult deployment conditions. Requires professional installation.

ProST-WiFi A ProST with a Wi-Fi Access Point integrated into the same outdoor enclosure. Enables

integrated WiMAX and Wi-Fi applications in outdoor public spaces.

16eUSB A revolutionary Quad-band USB device that turns any laptop into a Mobile WiMAX device.

Network Management Products

Netspan A comprehensive element management solution that manages all of Airspan’s WiMAX network

elements.

Network Products

ControlMAX Airspan’s Access Services Network (ASN) gateway product. An essential component of any

Mobile WiMAX network.

VoiceMAX Enables VoIP over WiMAX networks with integrated Admission Control for ensuring carrier-class

voice quality.

Glossary

ASN Access Service Network OBSAI Open Base Station Standard Initiative

ATCA Advanced Telecommunications OFDM Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing

Computing Architecture OFDMA Orthogonal Frequency Division

BWA Broadband Wireless Access Multiplexing (Multiple Access)

CPE Customer Premises Equipment PHY PHYsical Layer

CSN Connectivity Service Network SAS Smart Antenna System

FDD Frequency Division Duplex SDMA Spatial Division Multiple Access

IMS IP Multimedia Subsystem SDR Software Defined Radio

LNA Low Noise Amplifier SIP Session Initiation Protocol

MAC Media Access Control Layer SOFDMA Scalable OFDMA

MIMO Multiple Input Multiple Output STC Space-Time Coding

MRC Maximal Ratio Combining TDD Time Division Duplex

NLOS Non Line of Sight VoIP Voice over IP


Service

Provider

Equipment

Vendor

Introducing WiMAX

■ WiMAX is a global standard for

delivering mobile and fixed

broadband to the end user

■ WiMAX provides the lowest cost

way to deliver wide area wireless

broadband

■ WiMAX Forum is a global

organisation with more than 400

members

■ Fixed WiMAX Product certification

began in August 2004

■ IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard

approved in December 2005

■ Mobile WiMAX plugfest started in

H2 2006

■ WiMAX offers:

End

User

■ End Users: greater choice,

fixed, nomadic, portable and

mobile broadband at low CPE

prices

■ Service Providers: better

economics, reduced investment

risk and new revenue

generation opportunities

■ Equipment Vendors: Mass

produced chipsets, a platform

for innovation and cooperation

Mobile WiMAX – Redefining Wireless

Broadband

Since its arrival, WiMAX has redefined

the wireless broadband landscape

turning this technology into one of the

leading technologies of the decade.

First came Fixed WiMAX based on the

IEEE 802.16-2004, which for the first

time defined a worldwide open

standard for broadband wireless. This

was followed by the IEEE 802.16e-

2005 standard upon which Mobile

WiMAX is based. The latest standard is

a superset of the Fixed WiMAX

standard and adds mobility and other

advances for delivering improvements

in capacity, throughput and spectral

efficiency.

Mobile WiMAX enables broadband

wireless anytime, anywhere using any

WiMAX enabled devices, whether it is

a laptop, desktop modem, digital

phone or even a games device. Mobile

WiMAX creates a seamless broadband

environment at home, in the office

and on the move.

WiMAX is good news for end users,

network operators, service providers

and suppliers alike. WiMAX makes

possible new economics as well as new

performance levels, transforming the

business case for deployment of

broadband wireless access. It creates

the necessary environment for high

quality, multi-megabit services to be

delivered to end users more cost

effectively by creating a global

marketplace and a framework for

inspiring innovation.

The world’s leading silicon suppliers

are committed to supporting WiMAX.

They are already into their third or

fourth generation of WiMAX silicon,

constantly improving functionality,

and levels of integration.

High volume and new levels of

integration are driving the WiMAX

customer premises equipment costs

ever lower, dramatically improving

service provider economics.

With the imminent arrival of Mobile

WiMAX end user equipment in the

shape of USB devices or PCMCIA

cards, a new era of broadband wireless

mobility will be unleashed, instantly

WiMAX enabling many millions of

portable devices.

Today’s WiMAX Forum, which was

established by Airspan and other

visionary industry leaders, champions

the widespread adoption of this

standard, establishes a brand for the

technology and lays the groundwork

for interoperability between products

from different suppliers.

Airspan’s WiMAX products are

branded under the name of AS.MAX

and comprise a range of base stations

and indoor and outdoor CPE products.

We invite you to find out more about

our range of WiMAX products.

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Introducing Airspan

■ Installed base of over 1 million

units in over 100 countries

■ Airspan is a Founding and Charter

member of the WiMAX Forum

■ Airspan is a WiMAX Forum board

member

■ Delivering WiMAX products since

mid-2005

■ Airspan was the first vendor to

achieve certification for full

802.16-2004 FDD Base Station

and CPEs

■ Airspan is a leading participant in

Mobile WiMAX plugfest

■ Leading OEM channels: Ericsson,

Fujitsu, Nortel

■ More than $110M revenues in

2005

Airspan Networks – The Recognised

Leader in WiMAX

Airspan is a worldwide leader in

broadband wireless with over 300

customers in more than 100 countries.

As a founding member of the WiMAX

Forum, Airspan has led the way in

WiMAX, being among the first wave of

companies to achieve certification for

its base station and customer

premises equipment.

Airspan is also leading the race to

mobile WiMAX. Through a careful

choice of advance technologies, the

flagship base station HiperMAX is

software upgradeable to mobile

WiMAX.

The IEEE 802.16e-2005 compliant,

quad-band USB device, announced in

2006, will be the first Wave2

compatible mobile WiMAX device for

laptops.

Airspan has always taken the lead to

bring real-world solutions to WiMAX

networks. Two examples of particular

note are the seamless integration of

WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies and

the introduction of VoiceMAX.

Regardless of type, all of Airspan’s

Intel-based CPEs have versions with

embedded Wi-Fi Access Point. This

capability enables them to

simultaneously offer both WiMAX

and Wi-Fi, thus enabling the service

provider to address a variety of

markets including fixed, nomadic,

portable and mobile WiMAX together

with any Wi-Fi enabled device.

The challenges associated with

delivering time critical services such as

voice and video over a shared medium

such as wireless access are well known.

Airspan’s VoiceMAX gives operators

the ability to deliver carrier-grade VoIP

through a software suite that provides

admission control and manages

network congestion to deliver the best

user experience for VoIP calls across a

HiperMAX network operating fixed,

nomadic and mobile profiles

simultaneously.

We in Airspan believe that now is the

right time to build your WiMAX

network. The advanced technologies

we have embedded into our products

ensure that whether you plan to start

with Fixed WiMAX and migrate to

Mobile WiMAX in the future or go for

Mobile WiMAX from the outset, your

investment in safe and your network is

ready for tomorrow’s opportunities.

Airspan has captured a large

proportion of the WiMAX sales to date

thanks to its global sales force and

world-class OEM partners including

Ericsson, Fujitsu and Nortel.

It’s industry leading technologies and

solutions coupled with years of

experience of building and supporting

large BWA networks make Airspan the

ideal partner for Mobile and Fixed

WiMAX deployments.


Putting WiMAX to Work for our Customers

We in Airspan are proud to have DBD of Germany, Pipex of the UK and Yozan of Japan, three groundbreaking and visionary

service providers, as our WiMAX customers.

”The advanced design of Airspan’s MacroMAX base station

and VoiceMAX server, combined with the economics created

by the ease of deployment of Airspan’s revolutionary selfinstallable

EasyST CPE devices, created a compelling

business case for us to proceed with Airspan. Therefore, we

are thrilled to be the first company in Germany that offers

WiMAX services in cooperation with Airspan.”

Fabio Zoffi, Founder and CEO

Deutsche Breitband Dienste (DBD)

“The market is maturing and Yozan is poised to cater to a

growing demand for new wireless broadband experiences,

like nomadic VoIP and other location-based services, which

only WiMAX and Wi-Fi are capable of delivering. We are

confident and excited about this burgeoning opportunity

that Airspan has helped us to build”.

Sunao Takatori, Yozan’s Chairman

Pipex Wireless will initially deploy its network using Fixed

WiMAX, but the transition to 802.16e-2005 is very

important to us for both radio performance and service

offering.

Because the time of the transition is hard to predict, we are

deploying Airspan’s HiperMAX Base Station Platform and

their range of CPEs, enabling us to migrate in the future

with a software upgrade.

We believe this is the best way to ensure our network is

future-proof.’

Graham Courier, Business Development Director,

Pipex Wireless

Airspan’s WiMAX Deployments Around the World

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The Ultimate WiMAX

Product Family

Product Summary

■ Macro cell Base Stations

■ HiperMAX

■ MacroMAX

■ Micro cell Base Stations

■ MicroMAX

■ HiperMAX-micro

■ Customer Premises Equipment

■ EasyST

■ Easy WiFi

■ Easy Voice

■ ProST

■ ProST-WiFi

■ Mobile WiMAX Device

16eUSB

■ Network Management

■ Netspan

■ Network Products

■ ControlMAX

■ VoiceMAX

Airspan’s WiMAX Product Portfolio

Airspan is proud to introduce AS.MAX,

the industry’s most complete range of

WiMAX products consisting of four

different base station solutions, a

range of indoor, outdoor and mobile

CPEs, network products and a

comprehensive network management

solution.

Airspan’s WiMAX products benefit

from a unique combination of features

delivering the best economics and

most attractive service propositions for

mobile and fixed/nomadic/portable

broadband:

• 512 /1024 FFT SOFDMA and 256

FFT OFDM radios for true Non-Lineof-Sight

(NLOS) nomadic and

portable operation

• Burst-by-burst adaptive modulation

and error correction

• Class leading spectral efficiency

• High Performance radios that

deliver extended link budgets

• Low latency radio interface for time

critical services

• Licensed and Unlicensed band

operation (3.3-3.8GHz, 4.9GHz and

5.8GHz, followed by 2.3, 2.5GHz,

5.1-5.4GHz and 5.4-5.7 GHz)

• Point to Multipoint Access and

Point-to-Point backhaul.

Airspan’s WiMAX technology has been

carefully chosen to deliver IEEE

802.16e-2005 mobile WiMAX. It also

provides operators with a cost

effective and future-proof evolution

path from Fixed to Mobile WiMAX

profiles.

AS.MAX is the ideal WiMAX platform

on which to deploy an industry

standard broadband solution. It offers

all the benefits of multi-vendor

interoperability, decreasing CPE costs,

WiMAX enabled handheld device

portability with roaming and indoor,

self install CPE economics, thus

heralding a new era of inexpensive,

ubiquitous broadband wireless access

anytime, everywhere.

Airspan’s WiMAX Strategy

Airspan’s WiMAX strategy is to offer a

comprehensive range of Mobile and

Fixed WiMAX solutions, enable coexistence

with current products,

provide seamless upgradeability to

Mobile WiMAX through the use of

Software Defined Radio (SDR) and to

offer unrivalled spectral efficiency

through the use of advanced antenna

techniques such as MIMO and Smart

Antenna Systems.


Technology Showcase

• Software Defined Radio (SDR) - essential technology for

simultaneous support of both Fixed and Mobile 802.16e

SOFDMA PHY/MAC

• Intel WiMAX Connection 2250 technology in the CPEs -

essential technology for low cost and future-proof

functionality

• Transmit and Receive Diversity to improve link budget

• MIMO - Multiple antenna elements are employed to

improve range and throughput

• Smart Antenna Systems - Intelligent, beamforming

antenna technology to improve link budget and platform

for SDMA for enhanced capacity per RF channel

• Advanced TCA (ATCA) - Industry standard Indoor

equipment practice

• Fibre Optic OBSAI interface - between indoor and outdoor

units (HiperMAX and HiperMAX-micro) supports distances

between 300m and 3km using different fibre optic

modules.

• Sophisticated Admission control and dynamic service flow

provisioning technology to enable carrier-class VoIP

services

• ASN gateway based on an IP networking platform

PSTN

AAA

DHCP/

DNS

CSN

HA

CRM Billing IMS

BRAS

Internet

IP

Core

ASN Gateway

(ControlMAX)

Network Architecture

MicroMAX

7 Reasons why WiMAX from Airspan is the

best solution for your broadband application

1. Airspan’s WiMAX products support IEEE 802.16e-2005

standard including support for 256/512/1024 FFT

OFDM/SOFDMA

2. AS.MAX systems are optimized for the delivery of scalable

services at Multi-Megabit speeds (up to 30 Mbit/s net)

■ Comparable to fastest wireline DSL speeds, and much

faster than 3G (UMTS with HSDPA and EV-DO).

3. Optimum CPE strategy:

■ For Fixed WiMAX, cost effective indoor, self-install CPE

and a range of outdoor CPEs with optional support for

Voice and Wi-Fi.

■ For Mobile WiMAX 16e USB device to WiMAX enable

laptops.

4. Support for Macro and Micro deployment models

■ Ready to support WiMAX integration into laptops.

5. AS.MAX takes full advantage of WiMAX’s QoS

■ Carrier class support for VoIP and Video

■ Triple play services.

6. Airspan’s WiMAX systems are optimized for low latency

■ Essential for time critical services such as VoIP, leased

lines, video conferencing and gaming.

7. Fully optimized approach to migrate from FDD to TDD

deployment.

HiperMAX

Micro

HiperMAX

ASN

16eUSB

ProST

EasyST

802.11e WMM

Soft VoIP

Client

Wi-Fi Clients

VoIP IAD

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A World of Mobile,

Fixed and Nomadic

Applications

Application Summary

■ Wireless Broadband Anytime,

Anywhere

■ Broadband @ Home

■ Broadband @ the Office

■ Broadband on the Move

■ Mobile, Fixed, nomadic and

portable operation

■ Indoor and outdoor coverage

■ Mobile WiMAX enabled through

USB, PC card and handsets

■ Hot Zones not just Hot Spots

■ Backhaul and bridging

applications

WiMAX Applications

WiMAX has already revolutionised the

broadband wireless market by

standardising the hitherto fragmented

Broadband Wireless Access (BWA)

market, by opening up new service

opportunities and by creating the

environment for ubiquitous broadband

services everywhere.

WiMAX creates a bridge between the

fixed wireline and mobile cellular

networks. By deploying WiMAX

technology in their networks,

operators are able to offer not just

fixed broadband wireless services to

homes and businesses but are also be

able to offer anytime, anywhere

mobile access to IP services at much

higher speeds than is possible with

voice-centric 3G networks.

The aim is to provide the service that

best fits the individual’s needs,

whether relaxing at home, working in

the office or on the move. WiMAX has

the versatility to provide a transparent

umbrella of service provision across a

range of wireless and wireline access

technologies.

Let’s consider the IEEE 802.16e-2005

applications under three headings:

Mobile broadband, Fixed broadband

and backhaul and bridging

applications.

Mobile Broadband

Broadband anytime-anywhere is the

great promise of WiMAX, which has

arrived with Mobile WiMAX products.

IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard takes

broadband wireless to a new plane.

Suddenly it is possible to have a DSLlike

broadband experience anywhere

you happen to be, not just at home or

in a Wi-Fi hot spot environment. With

WiMAX we start to get Hot Zones that

are a few kilometres wide and the

broadband experience moves

outdoors.

Mobile broadband opens up a whole

new high-speed data experience,

which cannot be matched by the other

mobile technologies available today.

Imagine you are walking in the park,

when you spot an unusual butterfly

and want to find out more about it.

You take a high definition picture of

the butterfly and send it to a

centralized database, which within

seconds comes up with a match and a

detailed description of that species.

The possibilities are truly endless.

Airspan has grasped this vision and

has set out to design and develop a

range of products to fully exploit the

potential of Mobile WiMAX. To this

end we have developed the HiperMAX

and HiperMAX-micro base stations

using SDR technology to ensure soft

upgrade of the base station to support

the latest version of the mobile

WiMAX services without requiring

hardware changes.

Airspan has also recognized that

Mobile WiMAX requires diverse and

plentiful WiMAX enabled end-user

devices and is developing the first

quad-band 16eUSB devices for laptop

computer. Find out more in this

document.


Fixed Broadband Wireless Access

The pre-WiMAX broadband wireless access space is a

confusing and fragmented place where many proprietary

solutions compete for market share. It has been crying out

for standardisation and interoperability. Fixed WiMAX

answers this call and sets out to resolve the key problem

areas that have hampered the explosive growth of

wireless broadband technology.

Airspan’s Fixed WiMAX solution delivers outdoor, as well

as end-user installed indoor CPEs which eliminates the

notorious truck roll this cuts the price of CPEs and makes

the whole proposition much more attractive.

In developed countries the last 10 years have seen

extensive deployment of DSL and cable in urban and suburban

areas. However, DSL penetration in rural or less

densely populated areas continues to lag behind due to

problems with the copper plant.

Therefore Fixed WiMAX technology is a good solution for

bringing broadband services to customers in these poorly

served areas.

Airspan’s MicroMAX product provides a cost effective

solution in low density deployment scenarios.

Wi-Fi with WiMAX Backhaul

In emerging economies, the priority is to serve the urban

and suburban communities with essential

telecommunications services followed by the expansion of

services to other regions. When the underlying

infrastructure may not be of sufficiently high quality to

enable widespread DSL deployment, WiMAX solutions

such as AS.MAX offer an effective answer by providing a

range of base stations to meet the varying requirements

of urban and rural deployments as well as a range of easy

to deploy and cost effective CPEs.

Backhaul and Bridging Applications

WiMAX products also lend themselves to backhaul and

bridging applications.

In some networks it will be attractive to use a WiMAX

compliant point-to-point link to backhaul the traffic from

a WiMAX base station back towards the core network. In

other cases WiMAX compliant products will be called upon

to provide LAN-to-LAN bridging solutions for enterprise

networks or indeed providing IP connectivity.

Airspan’s MicroMAX product range is particularly suitable

for PTP backhaul applications providing high availability

with native IP interfaces, in both licensed and unlicensed

bands.

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A New Era in Wireless

Communications

Main Features

■ Carefully chosen set of technologies

to provide superior performance

■ Mobile WiMAX peak data rates are

up to 5x better than 3G+

technologies

■ Mobile WiMAX spectral efficiency is

3x better than any 3G+ technology

■ Mobile WiMAX certification to be

achieved in two stages, Wave 1 and

Wave 2

■ True Mobile WiMAX performance

will be arrived at through Wave 2

certification

■ MIMO (Matrix A & Matrix B) and

SAS are essential antenna

technologies to deliver the promise

of WiMAX

■ Option to overlay SAS on top of

MIMO

■ Mobile WiMAX network architecture

follows NRM

• Mobile Station (MS)

e.g. 16eUSB

• Access Service Network (ASN)

e.g. Control MAX and HiperMAX

• Connectivity Service Network

(CSN) Industry standard

solutions plus Airspan’s

VoiceMAX

Mobile WiMAX – A Technical Overview

The IEEE 802.16e-2005 Mobile

WiMAX standard has been developed

to be the best wireless broadband

standard for portable devices enabling

a new era of high throughput and

high delivered bandwidth and

exceptional spectral efficiency when

compared to other 3G+ mobile

wireless technologies such as HSPA

and EV-DO.

Mobile WiMAX introduces OFDMA and

several other key features summarized

below:

• Tolerance to multipath and self

interference

• Scalable channel size up to 10MHz

• TDD operation to support

asymmetric traffic

• Network optimized hard handover

• Multicast and broadcast service

support

• Hybrid ARQ based error control

• Power management (sleep, idle

modes)

• Security and QoS

• MIMO and smart antenna

technology

• Fractional frequency reuse

• Feedback based adaptive

modulation

Mobile WiMAX Release 1

Profiles

Early in 2006 the WiMAX Forum

selected the initial system profiles to

cover many of the worldwide spectrum

allocations suitable for Mobile WiMAX.

■ Bands - 2.3-2.4GHz, 2.5-2.69GHz

3.3-3.4GHz, 3.4-3.8GHz

■ Duplex method - TDD

■ Channel Bandwidth - 5/10MHz

■ FFT size - 512 (5MHz channel)

and 1024 (10MHz channel)

Mobile WiMAX Certification

Mobile WiMAX Release 1 Profile

certification has been divided into two

stages referred to as Wave 1 and

Wave 2.

Wave 1 certification will address only a

subset of the profile and will exclude

some fundamental features such as

MIMO. True Mobile WiMAX

performance will be arrived at through

Wave 2 certification.

Wave 1 will not test for:

■ MIMO 2x2 Matrix B

■ Support for smart antennas

■ Adaptive Modulation and

Coding (AMC)

■ IPv6 support

■ Limited QoS features

■ Limited Handover features

■ Limited power management

features

As a result of the above-identified

limitations the performance of the

Wave 1 certified products would be

less than those of IEEE 802.16-2004.

Furthermore not all Wave 1 certified

CPEs will be Wave 2 MIMO capable.

Airspan is focused on delivering Wave

2 compliant products.

Mobile WiMAX certification will be

undertaken by CETECOM labs in Spain

and TTA Labs in Korea.


Mobile WiMAX Performance

Using a commonly accepted evaluation methodology for

3G systems, Mobile WiMAX has been simulated against

the 3G enhancements. These simulation s have shown

that:

■ Mobile WiMAX peak data rates are up to 5x better

than 3G+ technologies and

■ Mobile WiMAX spectral efficiency is 3x better than any

3G+ technology

Peak Data rate

Thanks to technologies

70

60

50

DL

UL

such as OFDMA and

MIMO, Mobile WiMAX

40

can meet the

30

demanding

20

performance needs for

10

0

EVDO-A EVDO-B HSPA Mobile WiMAX (2x2)

the delivery of

broadband services in

Net Throughput per Channel/Sector a challenging mobile

16

14 DL

environment.

12 UL

Performance

10

simulations show that

8

6

mobile WiMAX

4

provides superior

2

0

EVDO-A EVDO-B HSPA Mobile WiMAX (2x2)

throughput and

spectral efficiency

2

1.8 DL

Spectral Efficiency

compared to 3G

CDMA-based

1.6

1.4

UL

enhancements, EVDO

1.2

1

and HSPA. These

0.8

0.6

advantages will provide

0.4

0.2

operators with added

0

EVDO-A EVDO-B HSPA Mobile WiMAX (2x2) network capacity for

the support of value-added services with fewer base

stations than alternative approaches, thus resulting in

lower network capital and operating costs.

Mobile WiMAX Technology

To deliver the superior performance Mobile WiMAX relies

on advanced technologies such as OFDMA, MIMO and

SAS.

Internet

ASPs

Legacy

Core

Networks

2G/3G

Mobile

Networks

NAP – Network Access provider

NSP – Network Service provider

Network Reference Model (NRM)

Home

NSP

AAA

IMS

HA

CRM Billing

CSN

(Connectivity Service Network)

R5

Other

Operator’s

CSN

MIMO stands for Multiple Input Multiple Output. It is an

antenna technology that uses multiple antennas at both

the transmit end and the receive end. MIMO utilizes multipath

to advantage, combining reflected signals into a

single stream in order to improve throughput, reach and

spectral efficiency.

Smart Antenna Systems (SAS) is an advanced antenna

technology that directs the signal to the end user device.

Using beamsteering/beamforming technology, SAS

focuses the signal on active devices, delivering greater

coverage and spectral efficiency. Airspan’s antenna

technology enables the overlay of SAS on top of MIMO.

Mobile WiMAX Network reference Model

(NRM)

Mobile WiMAX end-to-end network architecture model

follows the Network Reference Model (NRM) shown below.

Access Service Network (ASN) consists of the WiMAX Base

Stations and the ASN Gateway. The main functions of the

ASN gateway are to aggregate the traffic from the base

stations and to manage handover between them.

Airspan’s ASN Gateway solution is called ControlMAX and

is described later.

Connectivity Service Network (CSN) is the core of the

network. It controls and manages the ASNs and the

subscribers with a variety of services such as AAA, Home

Agent functions, DHCP server, etc. CSN is also responsible

for connecting to other networks and enables interoperator

and inter-technology roaming. Airspan’s IMS

solution, which includes VoiceMAX, resides in the CSN and

is described later in this document.

Airspan’s Mobile Station (MS) device, 16eUSB, will be

Wave 2 compliant from the outset and will support MIMO.

R3

IP

Cloud

ASN

GW

(FA)

ASN

(Access Service Network)

R4

R6

IP

Cloud

R6

Another ASN

NAP

BS

BS

R8

R8

R2

R1

Mobile Station

(MS)

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The Ultimate Mobile

WiMAX Base Station

Main Features

■ HiperMAX supports:

• All outdoor RF components

• Fully redundant architecture

option

• Up to 6 channels per ATCA

shelf with full redundancy or

Up to 12 channels without

redundancy

• Optical, zero-loss connectivity

between indoor and outdoor

units

■ Up to 40dBm transmit power

■ Supports FDD and TDD profiles

■ Advanced antenna options,

including diversity, MIMO and SAS

■ Up to 5bps/Hz per radio

(2x2 MIMO)

■ HiperMAX uses PicoChip ® based

Software defined radio (SDR)

array, rated at 4x600 billion

instructions/s

■ Provides a platform for

beamforming on top of MIMO

enhancements, which allows

multiple simultaneous

transmissions to CPEs

• Throws nulls in the direction of

interfering users

• Key to IEEE 802.16e-2005

spectral efficiency

enhancements

• Multiple antenna beams are

synthesised at baseband

HiperMAX Base Station

HiperMAX is the ultimate mobile

WiMAX base station designed for

high-density deployment situations.

HiperMAX has been architected to

provide a highly scalable, fully

redundant base station product that

will deliver the optimum performance

for years to come.

HiperMAX is fully compatible with the

Mobile WiMAX Network Reference

Model (NRM). HiperMAX is part of the

Access Service Network (ASN).

HiperMAX supports the reference

point (R6) between the base station

and the ASN Gateway as well as the

reference point (R8) between base

stations. HiperMAX interworks with

Airspan’s ASN Gateway called

ControlMAX and with other third party

ASN gateways.

HiperMAX represents the state of the

art, next generation base station

design and includes:

• Fully upgradeable, software

defined, PHY and MAC layers

enabling simultaneous support for

both Mobile WiMAX (SOFDMA) and

Fixed WiMAX (OFDM)

• Fully digital, OBSAI based, fibre

optic interfaces between indoor and

outdoor equipment, which can

operate at up to 3km.

• Multi-channel transmit and receive

diversity

• 2x2 and 4x2 MIMO configurations

• 4 or 8 channel Smart Antenna

Systems (SAS)

• Support for FDD and TDD profiles

HiperMAX is designed to deliver the

best link budget with the highest

capacity and net throughput; all

essential qualities for macro-cell

deployments used in typical wireless

roll out.

HiperMAX implements an all-outdoor

radio with up to eight-element

antenna array system.

All HiperMAX base stations support

SAS and multi-channel Transmit and

Receive diversity and are platform

ready for SDMA, which uses the

antenna array to enhance capacity

and improve frequency re-use.

HiperMAX base stations cooperate

with the IMS which is part of the

Connectivity Service network (CSN) to

deliver voice and other multimedia

services and can also be configured to

support VoIP applications, using a

standard media gateway to the PSTN.


HiperMAX Operation

The HiperMAX base station consists of

an indoor section, suitable for location

within a protected environment, and an

outdoor RF section. The indoor

baseband electronic boards, referred to

as blades, are housed in 5 and 14-slot

ATCA chassis which are NEBS

compliant. The outdoor enclosure

contains the RF subsystem components

and smart antennas. The connection

between the indoor and outdoor

equipment is achieved through a fibre

optic cable and separate power feed.

HiperMAX supports different antenna

options including:

• MIMO Matrix A

• Tx and Rx Diversity

• 2x2 MIMO Matrix B

• 4x2 MIMO Matrix B MIMO

• 4 or 8 element SAS

The antenna system of choice is

connected to the outdoor RF unit and

in turn to each baseband blade.

PSTN

AAA

DHCP/

DNS

HiperMAX can support up to 12

baseband blades per 14-slot shelf, with

a single fibre optic cable to each RF

unit. Baseband blades can be

configured to support 6 active channels

with full redundancy or 12 active

channels without redundancy.

The ATCA shelf also houses the shelf

controller and power supplies. In

addition to the ATCA shelf, the

HiperMAX rack houses the Ethernet

switch and the GPS synchronisation

unit. The Ethernet switch aggregates

the individual traffic streams onto a

Gigabit Ethernet stream for backhaul

purposes. For TDD and smart antenna

operation the multiple sectors are

locked to a GPS timing source. The

ATCA shelf manager provides a

platform management layer that holds

an inventory of field replaceable units

in the system and monitors their basic

health.

Fibre optic modules operating at speeds

CSN

HA

CRM Billing IMS

BRAS

Internet

IP

Core

ASN Gateway

(ControlMAX)

of up to 3.1GBit/s and are connected to

fibre optic cables capable of carrying up

to 10Gb/s for future expansion, if

required. The Smart Antenna System

(SAS) comprises an environmentally

sealed enclosure, designed to be

installed outdoors on a mast or other

support suitable for propagating a radio

signal. The outdoor equipment consists

of a multi-channel RF transceiver and

the Tx and Rx antennas.

HiperMAX fully supports the extensive

QoS characteristics of the IEEE 802.16

radio interface, including full support for

UGS, rtPS, ErtPS, nrtPS and BE service

classes. In addition, we have

incorporated specific additional radio

resource management features that

allow applications like VoIP to be

robustly delivered by implementing

Admission Control on a per call basis.

HiperMAX is managed by Netspan, the

SNMP based central management

platform.

Network Architecture

HiperMAX

HiperMAX

Micro

16eUSB

ASN

ProST

EasyST

Soft VoIP

Client

802.11e WMM

Wi-Fi Clients

VoIP IAD

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The High-Capacity Fixed

WiMAX Base Station

Main Features

■ The first base station to achieve

WiMAX Forum certification in the

FDD profile in March 2006

■ Designed for Fixed WiMAX

deployments where high capacity

is required

■ Available in 3.5GHz full FDD

profile

■ MacroMAX supports

• 256 FFT OFDM

• Up to 38dBm transmit power

• 3 or 4 diversity channels per

rack

• Baseband to RF connection

made digitally

• Final RF feed using

conventional antenna feeders

• Optional GPS synchronisation

• MIMO Matrix A diversity

■ Up to 10Mbps net capacity using

3.5MHz channel

MacroMAX Base Station

MacroMAX was Airspan’s first WiMAX

compliant base station and was

developed to comply with the IEEE

802.16-2004 standard.

MacroMAX has been shipping to

customers since the summer of 2005.

MacroMAX was the first base station

product to achieve WiMAX Forum

certification in March 2006. More than

1000 MacroMAX base stations are in

service.

MacroMAX has been designed to

deliver the best link budget with the

highest capacity and net throughput;

all essential qualities for macro-cell

deployments used in typical wireless

roll out. It is available in the 3.4-

3.6GHz band in the 3.5F1 profile.

Each MacroMAX sector comprises of a

4U high rack mountable shelf, which

contains the baseband processor and

the RF unit. The baseband is a single

card that is directly connected to the

RF, PA and LNA, which in turn is

connected to appropriate mastinstalled

antennas via external

feeders.

Two separate antennas enable the link

budget to be further increased

through the use of multi-channel

transmit diversity and receive diversity.

A compact rack supports up to three

sectors with diversity a full rack

supports up to 4 sectors.

MacroMAX base stations can be

optimised to support VoIP

applications, using a standard

gateway to the PSTN.

MacroMAX is managed by Netspan,

the SNMP based element

management platform.


The High-Capacity

Micro-cell Base Station

Main Features

■ Designed for micro-cellular

network deployments in urban

scenarios

■ Available in 2.5GHz, 3.5GHz and

4.9GHz bands, with more bands to

come soon

■ Supports both FDD and TDD

profiles

■ All-outdoor base station design

■ Hardware features include:

• AC and DC power options

• 100/Gigabit Ethernet

• On board GPS receiver for TDD

operations

■ HiperMAX uses PicoChip ® based

Software defined radio (SDR)

array, rated at 600 billion

instructions/s

■ HiperMAX supports different

antenna options including:

• Single Input Single Output

(SISO)

• Tx and Rx Diversity

• 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple

Output (MIMO)

• 4 or 8 element SAS

HiperMAX-micro Base Station

HiperMAX-Micro has been designed

for micro-cellular deployment in dense

urban environment, or as a micro-cell

infill solution as part of a macro-cell

deployment.

HiperMAX-micro is a variant of the

HiperMAX platform and the same

technology including SDR and OBSAI

underpin both products. It has been

optimised for deployment on low cost

sites such as power poles, street

lighting, rooftops or the sides of

buildings.

Like its bigger sibling, HiperMAX-micro

is fully compatible with the Mobile

WiMAX Network Reference Model

(NRM), forming part of the Access

Service Network (ASN). It supports the

ASN interfaces between the base

station and the ASN Gateway as well

as between base stations. HiperMAXmicro

interworks with Airspan’s ASN

Gateway, ControlMAX and with other

third party ASN gateways.

High capacity and small footprint

makes this product ideally suited for

mobile WiMAX deployments in

crowded cities where demand for

services is high but space is at a

premium.

HiperMAX-micro is available in the

3.5GHz band. It is also available in

the 4.9GHz band and has been

deployed in large quantities in Japan.

The HiperMAX-micro base station is

based on an all –outdoor, split design

architecture consisting of an outdoor

baseband enclosure, outdoor

transceivers and antennas. A typical

HiperMAX-micro deployment with

antenna diversity will consist of the

baseband unit connected to two

transceiver units using the same fiver

optic interface used in HiperMAX, and

two antennas, one per transceiver.

HiperMAX-micro fully supports the

extensive QoS features of the IEEE

802.16 standard, including full support

for UGS, rtPS, nrtPS and BE service

classes. In addition, it incorporates

specific additional radio resource

management features that allow

applications like VoIP to be robustly

delivered by implementing Admission

Control on a per call basis.

HiperMAX-micro is managed by

Netspan, Airspan’s SNMP based

management platform.

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For Cost Sensitive

WiMAX Deployments

Main Features

■ Cost optimised for lower density

applications

■ Modular and scalable architecture

• All outdoor integrated

baseband digital processing,

radio and antenna

• Up to 16 radios per mast

• Radios connected to indoor

aggregator using Cat5

• Cat5e (100m), up to 300m

with Cat5 repeater

■ Sophisticated radio

implementation

• Supports WiMAX Forum

profiles in 3.5GHz and in 5.8GHz

• BPSK/QPSK/16QAM/64QAM

adaptive modulation

• Multi-channel Tx and Rx

diversity across multiple radios

• Full duplex FDD and TDD

operation

■ Advanced software features

• Full IEEE 802.16 QoS service

classes

• Full 802.1d transparent

bridging

• IEEE 802.1Q/p VLAN

tagging/untagging

• Bridging and routing

functionality

MicroMAX Base Station

MicroMAX is a complete standalone

base station, sharing the same system

architecture as our tried and tested

ASWipLL product line.

The MicroMAX base station is highly

modular in design and consists of two

main components: the all-outdoor

Base Station Radios (BSR) and the

indoor aggregator Base Station

Distribution Unit (BSDU), or the single

channel Data Adaptor.

Each base station site can contain up

to 16 BSRs, depending on the amount

of available spectrum.

Each BSR is connected to the BSDU

via a 100BaseT interface operating

over a CAT5 cable, which carries both

data and power. Easc BSDU can

support up to 8 BSRs.

MicroMAX is designed to support

lower density, rural broadband access,

enterprise applications and DSL in-fill

scenarios in both licensed (3.5GHz)

and unlicensed (5.8GHz) bands.

One of the key features of the

MicroMAX BSR is that it requires less

than 28W power, making it ideally

suited for those rural deployments

where power generation and supply

may be a problem.

MicroMAX operating in the 5.8GHz

unlicensed band can be used by

Wireless ISPs to deploy WiMAX easily

and cost effectively wherever the need

is identified.

In the future we plan to have an IEEE

802.16e-2005 version of the

MicroMAX product.


MicroMAX Operation

The MicroMAX base station is highly

modular in design and is constructed

from a number of Base Station Radios

(BSR). Each BSR incorporates antenna,

radio and baseband functions all within

the single BSR enclosure. Each BSR can

be deployed with a built-in 60º sectorial

antenna or indeed with a wide variety

of external antennas including 360º

omni, 90º, 120º etc. When multiple

BSRs are deployed at the same physical

location a BSDU can be used to

aggregate the traffic from up to 8 BSRs.

A seventh BSR may be supported for

redundancy. The BSR will support both

full duplex FDD and TDD operation.

The fact that each BSR is self contained

gives MicroMAX great deployment

flexibility. For example, it is possible to

start with one BSR and an omni

antenna and progressively increase the

number of deployed BSRs as more

customers are signed up.

MicroMAX provides extensive software

features such as support for WiMAX

specified service classes, full IEEE

802.16-2004 transparent bridging

features, IEEE 802.1Q/p VLAN features,

and support for VoIP operation. The

BSR will provide VoIP call supervision

(or dynamic bandwidth allocation)

enabling the radio interface to

gracefully handle VoIP overload

conditions by implementing an

admission control procedure.

The BSDU provides three main

functions: aggregation of traffic from

BSRs, powering the BSRs, and

synchronising the BSRs by using an

external GPS source.

Due to its low power consumption, the

MicroMAX BSRs is ideally suited for line

powering. In this application up to 4

twisted copper pairs can be used to

both power and backhaul a BSR over a

distance of up to 5km. This in turn

enables tens of customers to be

provided with wireless broadband

services beyond the reach of DSL

technology with an inbuilt cheap

backhaul capability.

Point-to-Point applications are also

supported by the use of a single

MicroMAX BSR coupled with a single

ProST.

This arrangement provides a very low

cost solution for medium speed IP

backhaul.

MicroMAX fully supports the extensive

QoS characteristics of the 802.16 radio

interface, including full support for UGS,

rtPS, nrtPS and BE services classes.

MicroMAX is managed by Netspan, the

SNMP based central element

management platform.

MicroMAX Operation

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For Cost Sensitive

WiMAX Deployments

Main Features

■ World’s first “Self-Install” WiMAX

CPE

■ Full Indoor Non-LOS deployment

■ User unpacks, plugs in and surfs

■ Installation takes less than 1

minute!

■ Stackable “CD” Style Design

■ Utilises Intel WiMAX connection

2250 device

■ Optional IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi

access point

■ Optional VoIP base for 1or 2 POTS

lines

■ A range of antenna options

■ Up to 8.5dBi, 4 x 90º auto selecting

antenna

■ 13dBi external indoor window

mount antenna

■ Full support for Sub-Channelisation

(OFDMA on uplink)

■ Integral SIM card reader

■ “Auto-Connect” and “Auto-Config”

features

■ “Fully Nomadic Operation”

EasyST

EasyST and ProST are the CPE

products developed to work with all

WiMAX compliant base stations

including all base stations from

Airspan. The EasyST is an all-indoor

CPE designed for self-install by the end

user whereas the ProST is an indooroutdoor

CPE which requires

professional installation and provides

superior link budget in difficult

deployment conditions.

The EasyST is a physically compact

WiMAX CPE designed to be deployed

alongside the end user’s PC. With

dimensions close to the size of 2 CD

jewel cases, EasyST looks great when

sitting on a desk or bookshelf.

The EasyST is designed to be installed

by the end user, using a simple-to-use

but sophisticated user interface to

enable optimum positioning without

connecting to the user’s PC. This helps

improve service availability and

reliability whilst increasing service

speed and reducing network load.

Three different deployment models

are supported: using the integral

8.5dBi antenna; using together with

the optional Wi-Fi expansion (thus

locating the EasyST by a window); or

using with the stick-on-the-window

external antenna. In all cases a visual

indication system informs the user

when the optimum location for RF

reception and transmission is

achieved.


The EasyST is Airspan’s second generation indoor, plug and

play CPE and builds on extensive deployment experience

gathered from multiple mass deployments around the globe.

The EasyST includes support for Airspan’s “Auto-connect”

feature, which selects the best serving Base Station based on

RX and TX signal levels and active modulation schemes.

EasyST also inherits the “Auto-configure” function from

ASWipLL’s Indoor Radio (IDR), which enables automatic

downloading of service configurations over the air after the

CPE has been registered on the network. This feature can be

used independently or in conjunction with an integral SIM

card reader.

In addition to the simple-to-use user interface, EasyST also

has an in-built Web server, which allows advanced

configuration by the end-user or even remote configuration

by a network operator’s customer service staff.

EasyST is designed for combined voice and data

deployments.

EasyST has a number of optional “stackable” extension bases,

one for Wi-Fi and the other for VoIP and data.

Wi-Fi Add-on

The Wi-Fi expansion base provides full IEEE 802.11b/g Access

Point functionality and turns each EasyST into an instant hot

spot, with the WiMAX radio interface providing backhaul for

IEEE 802.11b/g clients. Thanks to IEEE 802.16 QoS built into

the EasyST, Wireless SIP phones can make high quality,

managed VoIP calls.

VoIP Add-on

Voice and Data applications are supported by the

VoIP expansion base, which supports 2 voice lines and an

Ethernet port, thus providing services to standard, RJ-11

equipped telephone instruments. Battery backup can also be

provided, where applicable, and uses simple AA rechargeable

NiMH cells

The VoIP expansion base is fully managed by Airspan’s base

stations and VoiceMAX solution to ensure a fully transparent,

carrier-class voice service.

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Rapid and Simple

External Deployment

Main Features

■ Suitable for full outdoor Non-LOS

deployment

■ Based on field-proven mechanics

■ Comprehensive range of indoor

Subscriber Data Adaptors (SDA)

• 1-4 port Switch

• Up to 4 ports with VLAN

switching

• Indoor and Outdoor IEEE

802.11b/g Wi-Fi and VoIP

support

• AC or DC powering options

■ Outdoor and indoor units connected

using CAT5e cable

■ Built-in antenna gain of 17dBi

■ Wide range of external antenna

options

ProST and ProST-WiFi

The ProST is designed for rapid and

simple external deployment, to be

fitted by trained personnel in less than

one hour. This unit is ideal when a

specific service level needs to be

guaranteed. The ProST ensures high

service availability at enhanced

ranges, operating in both LOS and

NLOS propagation environments.

To obtain a basic service capability,

the ProST may not require

programming with any initial

configuration data. However, to deliver

service to the ProST will require the

management system to authenticate

the customer’s equipment using the

internal X.509 certificate. This may be

achieved automatically (through a

web based registration service) or via

a telephone call to a central

administration centre.

USB

16e

The ProST is designed to support the

delivery of a range of services. Service

interface options include:

• 1 to 4 Port Switch

• 4 port with VLAN Port Switching

• Integral 802.11b/g WiFi Access

Point

• Integral VoIP IAD

ProST-WiFi is a special version of the

ProST and has an outdoor integrated

802.11b/g Access Point inside of the

ProST ODU. The solution enables the

ProST-WiFi to provide outdoor Wi-Fi

coverage and enables the rapid

construction of Wi-Fi Hotzones. The

ProST-WiFi operates over the full ProST

temperature range and includes

industrial strength 802.11b/g

technology that supports 16 SSIDs per

CPE and SSID to VLAN and VLAN to

802.16 Service Flow mapping.


Quad-band Mobile

WiMAX Device

Main Features

■ Wave 2 Mobile WiMAX compliant

USB device

■ Allows integration with any mobile

or desktop device that supports USB

2.0

■ Plug-and-Play operation

■ 2x2 Matrix A MIMO and Matrix B

MIMO support

■ Quad Band operation enables

worldwide roaming

• 2.3-2.4GHz

• 2.5-2.69GHz

• 3.3-3.7GHz

• 4.9-5.4GHz

■ RF Performance

• SOFDMA

• TDD

• Tx power (2/3GHz) – 20dBm

• Tx Power (4/5GHz) – 17dBm

■ Supports:

• Handover

• Sleep, paging and idle modes

■ Low power consumption

■ SIM card support for Service

Provider information

■ Over-the-air download of software

upgrades

■ Small form factor, only 80x32x8mm

■ Battery powered WiMAX Finder addon,

which enables detecting WiMAX

coverage without turning on the PC

16eUSB – Mobile WiMAX USB Device

According to industry estimates over

200 million PCs were shipped during

2005 with mobile PCs making up

some 30%, growing an annual rate of

26% compared to desktop growth of

less than 5%.

The number of mobile PCs, laptops,

tablets, etc. shipped in 2006 is

expected to exceed 75 million units.

These remarkable numbers coupled

with the ever more mobile working

practices create a massive market for

Mobile WiMAX.

Just like Wi-Fi enabling laptop PCs,

first through PCMCIA devices in 1999

followed by full integration from 2001

onwards, WiMAX enabling laptops will

start with WiMAX USB and PCMCIA

devices before the technology is built

into the mobile PCs as a matter of

course sometime in the future.

Airspan has taken the lead by

announcing the world’s first Wave 2

Mobile WiMAX compliant, MIMO

enabled USB device called 16eUSB.

The device can be used with any USB

2.0 compatible mobile PC or desktop.

The device is completely plug-and-play

and does not require installation by

the end user. In order to provide

ultimate flexibility the 16eUSB

provides quad-band WiMAX operation

in a small package, ideal for the global

mobile roaming environment for

which it is intended.

16eUSB packs a big RF performance

for its diminutive size delivering up to

20dBm into the antenna. It is power

friendly too, looking after the mobile

devices battery by supporting sleep

and idle features.

16eUSB’s optional WiMAX Finder addon

device is self-powered and provides

a simple way of detecting WiMAX

coverage availability without powering

up the PC mobile PC.

16eUSB incorporates service provider

friendly features as well. It supports a

SIM card slot, which can be used to

contain service provider information.

Furthermore, the device supports overthe-air

software upgrades.

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The VoIP QoS and

Admission Control

Solution

Main Features

■ VoiceMAX functions

• Auto discovery of SIP User

Agents

• Admission Control

• Emergency calls prioritisation

• Dynamic UGS management

■ VoiceMAX architecture

• SIP based software product

deployed on a standalone server

• Rack mountable

■ VoiceMAX management

• Local console

• Over the Internet using Web

browser

• Linux based

VoiceMAX – Airspan’s Carrier-Class

VoIP Solution

VoIP media streams require a

constant, uninterrupted data flow.

Each UDP packet carries between 10

and 30 (depending on the codec and

packetization) milliseconds of voice

data. In an ideal world packets would

never arrive out of sequence or suffer

from delays or packet lost.

However, a shared medium such as

wireless access is far from ideal for

delivering VoIP packets with constant

delay and jitter because the amount

of traffic may fluctuate from one

moment to the next.

Airspan has deployed in-house

expertise in both wireless and voice

technology in order to bring a unique,

SIP based solution to Voice over

Wireless IP (VoWIP), we call

VoiceMAX.

Airspan has developed a standalone

VoiceMAX which takes advantage of

the special QoS features of the IEEE

802.16 standard and advanced

admission control mechanisms.

VoiceMAX is deployed in the CSN and

becomes part of an IMS

implementation. Using SIP, VoiceMAX

communicates with the WiMAX base

stations and with the Softswitch in

order to dynamically allocate the

WiMAX network resources with

minimum waste of pre-assigned

bandwidth, at the same time ensuring

the desired voice quality.

The standalone VoiceMAX server

performs the following functions:

■ Auto discovery of SIP user

agents (UA) - VoiceMAX that

acts as a standard SIP proxy

intercepting all SIP massages.

The registration packet triggers

the “Auto Discovery”

mechanism, which at the end of

the process gives the VoiceMAX

the ability to determine, to

which BS a specific SIP UA

belongs.

■ Admission control – VoiceMAX

prevents over subscription of

network resources in accordance

with the policies of the

operator. Enable the operator to

prioritize emergency numbers.

■ Dynamic UGS - VoiceMAX

provides the ability to

dynamically create and tear

down UGS sessions. This

mechanism, it enables

guaranteed bandwidth

utilization in accordance with

the negotiated codec selection.

VoiceMAX can be managed either

from the local console or remotely

over the Internet by using a Web

browser.


1

USB

The Scalable Access

Service Network

Gateway

Main Features

■ ControlMAX functions

• Traffic aggregation and routing

• MS admission control

• Manage handover of MS

between base stations

• Policy enforcement

• Security management

• Accounting

• Connection management

■ ControlMAX architecture

• Based on IP networking platform

• High capacity, scalable data

plane, control plane and port

architecture

• High availability

• Can manage more than 100 BS

and 100k subscribers

ControlMAX – Airspan’s ASN Gateway

Solution

The IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard calls

for the ability to manage subscriber

mobility at a number of layers as well

as to authenticate, account and apply

policy on a per subscriber basis.

This is achieved by dividing the

WiMAX network into two main parts:

• Access Service Network (ASN) and

• Connectivity Service Network (CSN).

The ASN consists of the WiMAX base

stations and the ASN Gateway.

Whereas, the CSN is at the core of the

network providing control and

management functions such as IMS,

DHCP, FTP and AAA.

A key element of the ASN is the ASN

Gateway, which controls and

aggregates the traffic from a large

number of WiMAX base stations. It is

possible to deploy a network, which is

802.16e-2005 compliant without an

ASN gateway providing the wireless

access network is used for fixed and

nomadic applications only.

AAA

DHCP/

DNS

CSN

HA

CRM Billing IMS

BRAS

Internet

IP

Core

ASN Gateway

(ControlMAX)

Airspan’s ASN gateway solution is

called ControlMAX.

The key functions of the ControlMAX

are as follows:

• MS admission control, service flow

control, load control

• Manage handover of MS devices

between base stations in the same

ASN

• Interface with other ASN gateways

in order to ensure handover

between ASNs.

• Traffic aggregation and routing

• Radio resource management

• Policy enforcement

• Security management including

subscriber and terminal device

authentication

• Accounting information

• Connection management

ControlMAX is built around a high

performance, carrier-class IP

networking platform in order to

provide a cost-effective solution which

is scalable and provides remarkably

high levels of availability.

HiperMAX

HiperMAX

Micro

ASN

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Operations &

Management Platform

Management Options

■ AS.MAX family of products support

three management options:

■ Local web based client management

of individual system components

• Used to configure small systems

and networks

■ North-bound intreface to third party

Network Management

■ Management via third party SNMP

management tool

• Uses standard WiMAX MIB

■ Airspan’s Netspan network

management server

• Already running numerous WLL

networks worldwide

• Based on Microsoft .Net

platform

• Distributed server architecture

support

• Full system configuration,

operation and maintenance via

standard web client

• SNMP API support

• Uses standard WiMAX MIB for

all configuration and O&M

activities

Netspan – Element Manager for WiMAX

Airspan’s WiMAX products incorporate

all the features that are required for

the initial installation and

commissioning of the products as well

as their day-to-day efficient running.

To this end, all products include

comprehensive management

capabilities in terms of features

designed into the products as well as

the centralised Operations &

Management (O&M) system, Netspan.

Netspan provides the following

functions:

• Fault management

• Configuration management

• Alarm handling

• Performance management

• Security management

Netspan is designed around a

client/server architecture. The Netspan

server runs on a PC platform, making

use of an SQL database to store the

configuration, statistics and alarm

history from the radio network. Access

to the Netspan server is from

Microsoft Internet Explorer, using the

web service of the Netspan server.

The mimimum Netspan platform

requirements are:

The Netspan O&M has terminal

mobility service support from day 1,

enabling roaming and self-installation

by customers using EasyST and ProSTs.

Auto-CPE provisioning and Auto-

Service Flow and Service Product

allocation ensures that the network

operator can take advantage of any

compatible WiMAX Certified CPE that

connects to his network. Network

Authentication is managed separately

from service provisioning and

activation, which is a fundamental

part of any mobile system design.

Each Netspan operator is given

configurable access rights, allowing

each operator to be granted the rights

appropriate to their function.

Netspan provides configuration and

diagnostic access to every WiMAX

network element, right down to each

individual Subscriber Terminal.


Technical Data Sheet

RF Interface

RF Interface Options

IP Options / Features

Scheduling

Encryption

Management

User / Network

Interface

Options

Powering &

Interconnect

Environmental

Physical Layer

Frequency Bands

Channel Size

FFT

Duplex Method

Sector Angle

Modulations Supported

WiMAX Profiles Supported

Nomadic Support

Mobility Support

Standards Compliance

Tx Power (see note 1)

Rx Sensitivity (see note 2)

AAS & Diversity Gains (Downlink / Uplink)

Nth Order Rx Diversity

Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA) Support

Spatial Freq. Interference Rejection (SFIR) Support

MIMO

Uplink Sub-Channelisation Support

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Support

Turbo Coding Supported

Configurable Cyclic Prefix

Configurable Frame Duration

GPS Clock Synch Supported

Bridging Mode

IPv

802.1Q VLAN

MIR / CIR

DiffServ

Packet IPv6 over 802.3/Ethernet

Packet IPv4 over 802.1Q

Packet IPv6 over 802.1Q

Payload Header Suppression

Multicast Polling

ARQ

Packing

Unsolicited Grant Service

Real Time Polling

nonReal Time Polling

Best Effort

DES (3DES Keys)

AES

Managed Subscriber Station

User / Network Interface

Supply Voltage

Indoor / Outdoor Interconnect

Outdoor Equipment

Indoor Equipment

Indoor CPE

EasyST ProST 16eUSB

Note 1: Tx powers apply for QPSK operation. 64QAM support requires appropriate power back-off.

Note 2: Rx sensitivities apply to the minimum channel bandwidth supported and include maximum sub-channelisation.

OFDM

3.3-3.8GHz, 4.9-5.0GHz,

2.3-2.4GHz + subsequent

additional WiMAX bands

1.75MHz, 3.5MHz,

5MHz, 10MHz

256

HFDD + TDD

N/A

64QAM , 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK

Fixed WIMAX

Yes

No

IEEE 802.16e-2005

+24dBm

-103dBm

Up to 2dB/2dB

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

802.1D self-learning bridge

IPv4 + IPv6

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

10/100bT Ethernet, 802.11g WiFi,

POTs with integrated RGW

90-264V AC, 6VDC

All Indoor Solution

N/A

ETS 300 019-1-3 Class 3.1

Outdoor CPE Mobile USB Device

OFDM

3.3-3.8GHz, 5.2-5.8GHz,

4.9-5.0GHz, 2.3-2.4GHz +

subsequent additional WiMAX bands

1.75MHz, 3.5MHz,

5MHz, 10MHz

256

HFDD + TDD

N/A

64QAM , 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK

Fixed WIMAX

No

No

IEEE 802.16e-2005

+23dBm

-103dBm

Up to 2dB/2dB

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16

N/A

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

802.1D self-learning bridge

IPv4 + IPv6

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

10/100bT Ethernet, 802.11g WiFi,

POTs with integrated RGW, E1, T1

-48V DC nominal, 90-264V AC

CAT5 Ethernet Cable

ETS 300 019-1-4 Class 4.1

ETS 300 019-1-3 Class 3.1

SOFDMA

2.3-2.4GHz, 2.5-2.7GHz,

3.3-3.7GHz, 4.9-5.4HGz

3.5/5/7/8.75/10MHz S/W

configurable

512/1024

TDD

N/A

64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK

Mobile WiMAX

Yes

Yes

IEEE 802.16e-2005

+20dBm

-95dBm

Up to 5dB

Yes

N/A

N/A

Yes (2x2 Matrix B) + A

N/A

N/A

Yes

1/8

5ms

N/A

802.1D self-learning bridge

IPv4 + IPv6

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

H-ARQ + ARQ

Yes

Yes + ERV1

Yes + ERV1

Yes + ERV1

Yes + ERV1

Yes

Yes

Yes

USB

USB

N/A

N/A

ETS 300 019-1-3 Class 3.1

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Technical Data Sheet

RF Interface

RF Interface Options

IP Options / Features

Scheduling

Encryption

Management

User / Network

Interface Options

Powering &

Interconnect

Environmental

Physical Layer

Frequency Bands

Channel Size

FFT

Duplex Method

Sector Angle

Modulations Supported

WiMAX Profiles Supported

Nomadic Support

Mobility Support

Standards Compliance

Tx Power (see note 1)

Rx Sensitivity (see note 2)

AAS & Diversity Gains (Downlink / Uplink)

Adaptive Antenna System (AAS) Support

Multi Channel Tx Diversity

Nth Order Rx Diversity

Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA) Support

Spatial Frequency Interference Rejection (SFIR) Support

MIMO

Uplink Sub-Channelisation Support

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Support

Turbo Coding Supported

Configurable Cyclic Prefix

Configurable Frame Duration

GPS Clock Synch Supported

Bridging Mode

IPv

802.1Q VLAN

MIR / CIR

DiffServ

Packet IPv6 over 802.3/Ethernet

Packet IPv4 over 802.1Q

Packet IPv6 over 802.1Q

Payload Header Suppression

Multicast Polling

ARQ

Packing

Unsolicited Grant Service

Real Time Polling

nonReal Time Polling

Best Effort

DES (3DES Keys)

AES

Managed Subscriber Station

User / Network Interface

Supply Voltage

Indoor / Outdoor Interconnect

Outdoor Equipment

Indoor Equipment

HiperMAX

OFDM

(SDR software upgradable to SOFDMA)

3.3-3.8GHz, 2.3-2.4GHz,

2.5-2.7GHz, 4.9-5.0GHz

1.75MHz, 3.5MHz, 5MHz, 10MHz

256

(SDR software upgradeable to 512 and 1024)

FDD + TDD

60, 90, 120, 180, omni

64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK

Fixed WiMAX (SW upgradeable to Mobile WiMAX)

Yes

With SW upgrade to Mobile WiMAX

IEEE 802.16e-2005

Up to +40dBm per antenna element

-115dBm (1/16), -103dBm (1/1)

From 10dB / 12dB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes, by software upgrade

Yes, by software upgrade

Yes, with Mobile WiMAX

1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16

(+1/32 with Mobile WiMAX)

N/A

Yes, with Mobile WiMAX

1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32

2.5, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12.5, 20ms

Yes

802.1D self-learning bridge for Fixed WiMAX

IPv4 + IPv6

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

100bT/1000bT Ethernet

-48V DC nominal

OBSAI

ETS 300 019-1-4 Class 4.1E

ETS 300 019-1-3 Class 3.2

Note 1: Tx powers apply for QPSK operation. 64QAM support requires appropriate power back-off.

Note 2: Rx sensitivities apply to the minimum channel bandwidth supported and include maximum sub-channelisation.

Macro Cells Base Stations

MacroMAX

OFDM

(Based on SDR technology)

3.4-3.6GHz

1.75MHz, 3.5MHz

256

FDD

60, 90, 120, 180, omni

64QAM , 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK

Fixed WiMAX

Yes

No

IEEE 802.16e-2005

Up to +38dBm per antenna

-115dBm (1/16), -103dBm (1/1)

Up to 5dB / 5dB

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16

N/A

No

1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32

2.5, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12.5, 20ms

No

802.1D self-learning bridge

IPv4

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

100bT Ethernet

85-265V AC

RF Coaxial Feeder

ETS 300 019-1-4 Class 4.1E

ETS 300 019-1-3 Class 3.2


MicroMAX

OFDM

(future release supports SOFDMA)

3.3-3.8GHz, 5.8HGz + subsequent

additional WiMAX bands

1.75MHz, 3.5MHz,

5 MHz, 10MHz

256

(future release supports 512 and 1024)

FDD + TDD

60 + others with external antenna

64QAM , 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK

Fixed WiMAX (future release supports Mobile WiMAX)

Yes

Future Release supports Mobile WiMAX with mobility

IEEE 802.16-2004 (future release to support 802.16e)

+28dBm

-115dBm (1/16), -103dBm (1/1)

Up to 5dB / 5dB with dual BSRs

No

Yes (with multiple BSRs)

Yes (with multiple BSRs)

No

No

No

1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16

Yes (at 5.8GHz)

No (Supported with future Mobile WiMAX version)

1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32

2.5, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12.5, 20ms

Yes

802.1D self-learning bridge

IPv4 + IPv6

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

100bT/1000bT Ethernet

-48V DC nominal, 90-265V AC

CAT5 Ethernet Cable

ETS 300 019-1-4 Class 4.1

ETS 300 019-1-3 Class 3.2

Micro Cells Base Stations

HiperMAX-micro

OFDM

(SDR software upgradable to SOFDMA)

3.3-3.8GHz, 2.3-2.4GHz, 2.5-2.7GHz,

4.9-5.0GHz

1.75MHz, 3.5MHz,

5MHz, 10 MHz

256

(SDR software upgradable 512 and 1024)

FDD + TDD

60, 90, 120, 180, omni

64QAM , 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK

Fixed WiMAX (SW upgradeable to Mobile WiMAX)

Yes

With SW upgrade to Mobile WiMAX

IEEE 802.16e-2005

Up to +40dBm per antenna element

-115dBm (1/16), -103dBm (1/1)

Up to 5dB / 5dB

No for standard configuration

Yes

Yes

No for standard configuration

No for standard configuration

No for standard configuration

1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16

(+1/32 with software upgrade)

N/A

Yes, with Mobile WiMAX

1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32

2.5, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12.5, 20ms

Yes (integralGPS option)

802.1D self-learning bridgef for Fixed WiMAX

IPv4 + IPv6

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

100bT/1000bT Ethernet

90-265V AC,

All Outdoor Solution

ETS 300 019-1-4 Class 4.1E

N/A

Physical Layer

Frequency Bands

Channel Size

FFT

Duplex Method

Sector Angle

Modulations Supported

WiMAX Profiles Supported

Nomadic Support

Mobility Support

Standards Compliance

Tx Power (see note 1)

Rx Sensitivity (see note 2)

AAS & Diversity Gains (Downlink / Uplink)

Adaptive Antenna System (AAS) Support

Multi Channel Tx Diversity

Nth Order Rx Diversity

Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA) Support

Spatial Frequency Interference Rejection (SFIR) Support

MIMO

Uplink Sub-Channelisation Support

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) Support

Turbo Coding Supported

Configurable Cyclic Prefix

Configurable Frame Duration

GPS Clock Synch Supported

Bridging Mode

IPv

802.1Q VLAN

MIR / CIR

DiffServ

Packet IPv6 over 802.3/Ethernet

Packet IPv4 over 802.1Q

Packet IPv6 over 802.1Q

Payload Header Suppression

Multicast Polling

ARQ

Packing

Unsolicited Grant Service

Real Time Polling

nonReal Time Polling

Best Effort

DES (3DES Keys)

AES

Managed Subscriber Station

User / Network Interface

Supply Voltage

Indoor / Outdoor Interconnect

Outdoor Equipment

Indoor Equipment

RF Interface RF Interface Options IP Options / Features

Scheduling

Encryption

Management

User / Network

Interface Options

Powering &

Interconnect

Environmental

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How to find out

more about Airspan

products and solutions

For more information about Airspan, its

products and solutions, please visit our

website:

www.airspan.com

Or write to us at one of the addresses below.

We will be delighted to send you additional

information on any of our products and their

applications around the world.

Worldwide Headquarters;

Airspan Networks Inc.

777 Yamato Road, Suite 105,

Boca Raton, FL 33431-4408, USA

Tel: +1 561 893 8670 Fax: +1 561 893 8671

www.airspan.com

Airspan has sales offices in

the following countries:

Europe

Czech Republic

Finland

Poland

Russia

United Kingdom

Middle East

United Arab Emirates

Africa

South Africa

Americas

United States

Asia Pacific

Australia

China

Indonesia

Japan

Philippines

Sri Lanka

Main Operations;

Airspan Communications Limited

Cambridge House, Oxford Road,

Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1UN, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1895 467 100 Fax: +44 (0) 1895 467 101

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