BLiNQ

BLiNQ-logoBLiNQ Networks is headquartered in Plano, Texas with R&D facilities in Ottowa, Canada. It is prviately held with funding from Venture Capital firms. The management team include a background with DragonWave and Andrew Wireless.

The company is primarily focussed on the future needs of 3G/4G wireless cellular operators, with product oriented to small cell/metrocell backhaul. It also addresses the needs for last mile fibre/microwave backhaul.

History

Founded in June 2010 after the acquisition of intellectual property and wireless assets from Nortel Networks.

Product

BLiNQ is a pioneer of Backhaul Self-Organizing Network (B-SON) solutions that fundamentally change the way mobile operators deliver mobile broadband services in urban areas. Their product is NLoS (Non-Line-of-Sight) is Point-to-Multipoint, connecting multiple remote small cells to a central hub. A feature described as MARA (Managed Adaptive Resource Allocation) actively manages interference and adapts to maximise throughput.

Their X-100 remote unit was launched in November 2012

  • Squeezes more than 80Mbps into a 10MHz channel bandwidth
  • Operates in 2.3 to 3.8GHz frequency bands
  • Point-to-Multipoint
  • Range from 400m in urban areas up to 80km in open rural areas
  • Form factor 5.4 Litres volume; 3.8Kg weight - suitable for street light poles/telegraph poles
  • Designed to be installed in less than 15 minutes

More details on the BLiNQ website

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