O-RAN radio unit is optimised for indoor 5G

Compact O-RAN radio units from Benetel are cost-effective and optimised for indoor deployment. The BNTL-RAN550 O-RAN radio unit (O-RU) delivers 100MHz of instantaneous bandwidth, with up to 250mW of output power per transmitter path.

The combination of performance parameters, small form factor and low total cost of ownership, means that the 5G radio unit is prepared for indoor deployments, for use in access points and private networks, predicts Benetel.

The BNTL-RAN550’s adaptable modular architecture complies with the latest O-RAN interface specification, supporting 7.2 split front haul network configurations. It comes equipped with two 10Gigabit Ethernet ports for front haul network interfacing, and the built-in antennae supports four transmit/four receive (4T4R) multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) operation. The initial version will support the 5G band n78 (3.3 to 3.8GHz), with additional frequencies (upper band n77 and band n79) already under development.

The BNTL-RAN550 O-RUs will be available from January. They are designed for ceiling-mount and wall-mount implementations. The CE/FCC-certified units support an operational temperature range of 0 to +45 degrees C and are powered by a 12V DC supply (or via PoE++).

The BNTL-RAN550 offers a deployment-ready O-RAN solution, says Benetel, for implementing small network trials.

Benetel is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and its team is driving innovation in the roll-out of a small cell infrastructure. The company develops leading-edge radio solutions for 5G and 4G/LTE small cells. Benetel is committed to supporting the evolving radio access networks around the world by producing hardware and related services. The company’s radio units are available in a variety of frequency bands and output powers, to support customers to increase speed to market of the network infrastructure.


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