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E-RAN SN-9000 Small Cell Services Node

E-RAN SN-9000 Service Node

Scalable Small Cell Services Node for Enterprises and Venue Deployments

Multiple Air Interface Technologies
Multiple Small Cell Applications
One Powerful Enterprise Services Platform 


The Enterprise Radio Access Network consists of a Services Node, which controls and manages up to 100 Radio Nodes powered via Ethernet (PoE), providing coverage and capacity for over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of office space. Using a single Services Node, operators can mix many Radio Nodes and deploy targeted coverage for UMTS, LTE and Wi-Fi to medium and large enterprises within days. The unique architecture dramatically simplifies configuration, RF management, intra-cell mobility and traffic aggregation.

The self-organizing-network design greatly reduces interference, and supports seamless handovers between small cells. The enterprise-optimized design provides the same ease of installation as that of traditional Wi-Fi equipment, and greatly reduces the time to bring up new small cell sites. Using a common backhaul connection via any Ethernet LAN and an integrated network management system, operators can manage multiple access networks, selectively offload traffic directly to the Internet, and apply traffic policy across access technologies. 


NEC’s end-to-end E-RAN solution is first to bring to market a “3 in 1” small cell Services Node providing 3G UMTS, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi functionality inside a single, integrated, enterprise premises-based appliance. In addition, the Services Node includes a powerful application hosting platform. These applications use the E-RAN API to access the data, signaling and local intelligence embedded in the wireless network. With the Services Node, wireless operators can offer managed services and new applications across all three wireless interfaces. 


With rapid adoption of mobile and cloud computing, the evolving enterprise is shifting rapidly from traditional CAPEX oriented IT infrastructure to more OPEX oriented business models that deliver new applications across smartphone and tablet platforms, using virtualised infrastructure that works across multiple access technologies. Mobile Operators are in a very unique position to enable this new enterprise and build valuable applications and services. With NEC’s powerful and flexible Services Node and E-RAN platform, operators can address enterprise demand for reliable coverage and capacity, and also provide managed services to medium to large enterprise customers.

Service Node Capabilities

  1. Multi-mode UMTS, LTE and Wi-Fi coverage
  2. Enterprise optimized easy installation
  3. Core network integration
  4. Self Optimizing Networks (SON)
  5. Carrier grade security
  6. User and traffic prioritization
  7. Automatic RF planning
  8. Ongoing RF optimization
  9. Onboard applications and managed services
  10. Backhaul sharing between applications

Key Product Features

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