Flarion Technologies today announced Flexband(tm), a breakthrough in the delivery of high-capacity, high-performance on-demand video, voice and data services. Flexband greatly simplifies network design for 1.25MHz and 5MHz OFDM multi-carrier systems and delivers a true broadband user experience while cost-effectively scaling to support Gigabyte-consuming mobile broadband subscribers throughout the entire cell-coverage area.
Flexband leverages Flarion's BeaconTone technology, which in FLASH-OFDM systems ensures a premium-operating environment for each individual subscriber, maximizing data capacity and throughput across the entire network. BeaconTone technology enables subscriber devices to continuously monitor in-band interference and instantaneously select the most optimal carrier to deliver maximum bandwidth and performance. The combination of Flexband and BeaconTone technology improves the subscriber experience, network efficiency and operator capacity for high-bandwidth services.
"Today we unveil our product and technology roadmap that extends our market leading FLASH-OFDM technology into 5MHz multi-carrier solutions," said Ray Dolan, chairman and CEO of Flarion Technologies, Inc. "For the last 12 months, we have been working diligently with customers to develop and validate Flexband, a system capable of allocating Gigabytes of data traffic to broadband subscribers, giving operators greater flexibility as they scale for the demands of mobile broadband customers."
For the first time operators can deliver triple play converged VoIP, data and broadcast video based IP applications with a single, packet-based carrier class network. Delivery costs are as low as $10 for 1GByte of data per subscriber per month. A single 1.25MHz Flexband carrier sector will be able to deliver peak downlink data rates of 5.3Mbps, 1.8Mbps uplink, 2.5Mbps sustainable sector throughput and consistent high-speed data performance of up to 800Kbps at the cell edge. This performance enables operators to deliver a seamless mobile broadband experience across their entire network.
With a FLASH-OFDM Flexband network, operators will be equipped with the industry's highest subscriber capacity for both voice and data. In a fully supported 5MHz multi-carrier system voice calls increase to 186 per sector and data rates increase to 15.9Mbps peak and 6Mbps sustainable. Flexband delivers the industry's highest data capacity, supporting over 600 subscribers consuming 1GByte of data per month. FLASH-OFDM Flexband is the most advanced mobile broadband packet-switched technology available for mobile operators with either 1.25MHz or 5MHz licensed spectrum.
FLASH-OFDM Flexband provides a smooth network evolution for operators allowing existing 1.25MHz mobiles to operate in 5MHz multi-carrier systems. Flexband has already been in field tests with mobile operators and results have validated the performance and capacity, doubling the average subscriber experience.