Sub 10 Systems technology to be offered by Alcatel-Lucent as part of its microwave wireless transmission portfolio

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Sub 10 fibre-thru-the-air millimetre wave links to enhance mobile backhaul options for small cell networks.

Sub 10 Systems' Metro Cell Backhaul Technology

Sub 10 Systems' Metro Cell Backhaul Technology

“This is a great step forward for our company and for UK technology development. It represents a significant endorsement of our product and technology by one of the world’s most respected technology innovators."

UK company Sub 10 Systems today announced it had signed a global supply and distribution agreement with Alcatel-Lucent, one of the world’s leading suppliers of networking and communications technology, products and services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Sub 10’s high-speed, high capacity millimetre wave Liberator radio links will now be included by Alcatel-Lucent as part of its metro cell backhaul solutions, which are used to provide links to mobile network radios in densely populated locations.

Announcing the contract, Sub 10 Systems CEO Stuart Broome said: “This is a great step forward for our company and for UK technology development. It represents a significant endorsement of our product and technology by one of the world’s most respected technology innovators. What’s more, it will make a major difference in our global presence and visibility with network operators.”

Francois Allain, VP Wireless Transmission Product Unit at Alcatel-Lucent said: “Metro cell backhaul solutions must provide flexibility, most notably wireless access capabilities for a wide variety of locations, some quite compact. They also need to be able to deliver high bandwidth and strong quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Sub 10’s high-speed millimetre wave radio links are a great addition to our packet microwave backhaul solutions.”

Sub 10 develops and manufactures its Liberator wireless links in the UK and the company says they are designed to quickly deliver “fibre-thru-the-air” capacity in congested city centres and other areas where fibre would be either too costly or disruptive to install. In city centres and crowded public areas, the Liberator links will have a key role to play connecting the access points in the LTE small cell layer to the operator’s core backbone network.

“The Liberator is a small unit that is unobtrusive and blends in with the urban environment,” Broome added. “What’s more, they are so accurate that they can be deployed virtually side-by-side with no interference.”

The Sub10 Liberator links have a range of up to one kilometre and can be deployed daisy-chain-style to cover longer distances – though Broome added that in city centres most of the link deployments are less than 500 metres.

“We are asked just as much about the minimum distance for one of our links as we are the maximum,” said Broome. “In fact, passing a signal across, say 30 metres, in a crowded indoor location such as a shopping mall or railway station; or outdoors across a river or a busy road, is achieved much more easily and quickly using one of our links than could ever be achieved by cable.”


About Sub 10 Systems
Formed in 2010, Sub10 Systems is a fast-growing developer and manufacturer of fibre-thru-the-air point-to-point millimetre wave radio links designed for mobile operator small cell backhaul networks or as a replacement or back-up to Enterprise leased line connections.

Headquartered in London and the South-west of England, Sub10 Systems manufactures and tests its Liberator range of V320, V-1000, and the new E1000 at its R&D centre in Devon.

The privately funded company boasts an experienced senior management team with a respected track record in the telecoms and wireless industry and has established a strong network of global distributors and resellers. Sub10 Systems has also established partnerships with major wireless infrastructure vendors.

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About Alcatel-Lucent
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review's 2012 Top 50 list of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission - Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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