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High-performance O-RAN radio unit looks to address 5G roll-out

Benetel, a developer of 5G platform solutions for the telecommunications industry, has announced the launch of its flagship BNTL-RAN550 O-RAN radio unit (O-RU).

This latest addition to the company’s RU product family delivers 100MHz of instantaneous bandwidth, with up to 250mW of output power per transmitter path.

The combination of elevated performance parameters, small form factor and low total cost of ownership, means that this 5G RU is well suited to indoor deployments, which are set to become increasingly commonplace. Enterprises and mobile network operators (MNOs) will both be able to benefit from this solution, using it in access points, private networks, etc.

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

Available early next year, the BNTL-RAN550 O-RUs are designed for ceiling-mount and wall-mount implementations. These CE/FCC-certified units support an operational temperature range of 0°C to +45°C and are powered by a 12V DC supply (or via PoE++).

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Neil Tyler

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