Tecore Networks has announced the launch of its 5G iCore Network in a Box (NIB). The US based manufacturer and global supplier of innovative mobile network infrastructure, has created the 5G NIB in response to the industry’s desire for network solutions that demand performance and power in smaller, transportable forms.
The new 5G NIB is able to operate in 5G standalone (SA), 5G non-standalone (NSA) or LTE only mode, while providing macro coverage at 20W per port. The 5G technology network solution product comes equipped with a 3GPP compliant 5G Core, 4G EPC, gNodeB and eNodeB, all of which are integrated within its IP67 rated chassis.
“Future Technologies has commercially deployed this 5G NIB form factor for several private cellular networks over the past 12 months. We find this integrated form factor of radio and core to be a great differentiator for our customer’s field deployable systems for deployment scenarios of vehicle mounted systems, tactical systems, and unmanned aerial vehicles. In addition to these deployable scenarios, we have also found the 5G NIB to be great solution for agile lab to field deployments to enable next generation use case creation (application development, automation) that require connectivity, compute and application layers with agility and portability .” said, Peter Cappiello, CEO, Future Technologies Venture, LLC.
5G in urban, rural and isolated areas
Tecore’s 5G NIB is different from other solutions on the market in that it’s able to serve as a macro site and is rated for both indoor and outdoor use. With an integrated IMS server, and the functional advantages of 5G networks providing reduced latency, increased bandwidth, higher data throughput and network slicing, this technology is made to provide network coverage in urban, rural or isolated areas.
“Technological demands have forced companies to rethink, redesign and adapt; pushing for the development of 5G networks that are suitable for deployments in various terrains. At Tecore, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovation by offering a 5G macro network in a single box that provides the necessary communication infrastructure within a highly portable package ensuring ease of deployment” said Jay Salkini, President and CEO, Tecore Networks.
Multiple deployment scenarios
The small, portable form factor and rapid deployment capability of Tecore’s 5G NIB meets mission critical public safety needs, supporting seamless communications where and when they are needed the most. The flexibility enables multiple deployment scenarios including man-packable, vehicle-based air, land and sea deployments, and mobile and central command centre interoperability across all public safety departments and agencies.