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Extending EE’s 4G network

Region: Europe
Sector: Carrier Services
Verticals: Cellular Backhaul; Backhaul Back-up

THE CHALLENGE

EE, part of the BT Group, is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services nationwide and was the first to launch an LTE network across the UK.

To keep up with this ever increasing demand, EE required a “carrier grade” Cellular Backhaul service, capable of meeting stringent security controls and extensive reach of the UK, whilst maintaining Quality of Service (QoS). The network needed to provide full coverage, even in rural areas, support rapid deployment and be highly resilient and reliable.

THE SOLUTION

EE partnered with Avanti Communications to provide Satellite Backhaul and backhaul back-up to over 1000 fixed and mobile base stations across the UK. Avanti offers the latest High Throughput Satellite (HTS) technology and with its teams’ expertise, can seamlessly integrate backhaul into the most complex mobile networks.

Avanti met EE’s requirements through rapid deployment and competitive pricing per Mbps. The ability to dynamically move capacity between individual satellites and spot beams provided EE with the flexibility to deliver capacity anywhere anytime across Avanti’s HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2 satellites.

THE RESULTS

Avanti’s carrier grade Satellite Cellular Backhaul enables advanced monitoring capabilities which track and trend site usage and performance, allowing EE to divert and allocate resources where it’s needed, protecting customer satisfaction.

Avanti used hubs and modems f rom the Gilat platform to deliver the high speed and ultra-resilient connectivity seamlessly to all Huawei and Nokia eNodeB LTE base stations. EE will access bandwidth f rom Avanti’s HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellites, and will connect EE LTE sites across the whole country.

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