Flexi Zone G2 Outdoor Pico BTS

Nokia Networks
Flexi Zone G2
Outdoor Pico BTS
Flexi Zone Solution
Flexi Zone is the most cost effective and highest performing solution for adding capacity
to existing macro networks, using an underlay of coordinated small cell clusters.
Flexi Zone uses LTE (and optional Wi-Fi) to offload, add capacity, and boost subscriber
experiences in both the indoor (public/enterprise) and outdoor hot zone environments
within a heterogeneous network.
Award Winning Flexi Zone features a novel zone-based architecture comprised of
multiple low power access points coordinated by a localized zone controller that enables
the operators to offer very high user experience while offloading unwanted data traffic
from their macro and core networks. Flexi Zone solution goes beyond the box to offer
a holistic approach and innovation to solve street level and indoor capacity small cell
underlay challenges.
Additional information concerning Zone Controllers can be found in the separate Flexi
Zone Controller data sheet.
Flexi Zone Micro & Pico
• Enabling Future Proof
Hot Spot deployments
• S/w migration to Zone
Architecture when
to Hot Zones
LTE & Wi-Fi Pico Cluster Underlay
Offload Low Value
Traffic Before Cost
NLOS links
Macro Layer
Integration &
Highly Scalable
Capacity for
Best User XP
Simplified backhaul,
Install & Operation
paradigm Shift
Hot Zone
Flexi Zone Micro and Pico Base Station (BTS)
Finding new sites for traditional macro cells is increasingly
complex and expensive. Small cells will play a critical role in
providing operators a solution which can be easily and quickly
deployed in strategic locations to add capacity. These smaller
radius sites will be characterized by “light” deployment
principles involving low-cost, easily available locations such as
light poles, traffic lights, building walls, and street level shelters.
The critical enablers for these lighter deployments are base
station size, low power consumption, wireless backhaul, and “all
in one box” solutions.
Leading Form Factor and Power Consumption
Flexi Zone Micro and Pico Base Stations use state of the
art System-on-Chip (SoC) and RFIC technology, to create
an industry leading compact form factor with low power
consumption. This integrated “all-in-one” product provides a
cost effective solution that can handle capacity growth, without
the deployment complexity and cost of traditional macro cells.
Macro Capacity and Macro parity
Flexi Zone Micro and Pico BTS “Macro like” processing power
allows the use of the same software as Nokia’s macro
base stations making them very easy to integrate into
Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets). Operators can enjoy the
same features available in macro cells, such as easy software
upgrade to LTE-Advanced and support by the same NetAct
Operations and Support System (OSS) and iSON. In addition,
they offer the same capacity as Nokia’s macro BTS,
run the same industry acclaimed Smart Scheduler1 and
associated interference mitigation capabilities, bringing the
highest subscriber performance in dense urban areas.
Flexi Zone G2 Pico 3.5GHz BTS
Flexi Zone G2 Pico 3.5GHz BTS offer very high performance
for the advanced LTE markets. With 4x4 MIMO, LTE-Carrier
aggregation using up to 2x TD-LTE 20MHz carriers packed in
a compact 8L 8Kg form factor, operators can deploy very high
performance HetNet to serve the most demanding hot spot/
hot zones.
Flexi Zone G2 3.5GHz BTS also supports simultaneous Wi-Fi
access, integrated within a single compact form factor allowing
for reduced number of boxes on the pole and shared services
(i.e., power, backhaul, etc). Integrated Type II PoE (PsE) capability
further eliminates power cables to the supporting boxes at the
Flexi Zone G2 Pico 3.5GHz BTS’s Wi-Fi access module is based
on carrier-grade hardware designed for outdoor environments.
It incorporates dual compact Wi-Fi 2Tx2Rx MIMO 802.11ac/b/
g/n/a radios that support centralized authentication and policy
management via a RADIUS AAA server or a Wi-Fi controller.
Ease of Deployment
Deployment and operation of complex heterogeneous
networks requires all involved network entities to be efficiently
well-configured with respect to their particular role and
location within the network, and to be context-aware. Self
configuration, often referred to as ‘plug-and-play’ or ‘no
touch’, is a crucial feature to reduce network implementation
and operational costs in macro networks, and this is obviously
even more important in heterogeneous networks.
Integrated Bluetooth functionality in the Flexi Zone Micro
and Pico BTS eases initial staging and allow for faster
deployment and supports troubleshooting in the field from
ground level (i.e. no bucket truck needed) using the Nokia
No Touch Troubleshooting handheld application.
Hot Zone & Hot Spot Evolution
The Flexi Zone Micro and Pico BTS can be operated stand-alone
initially and then evolve via software upgrade into a full Flexi
Zone architecture as hot spots grow into larger hot zones or
when more cells are needed to increase coverage. This enables
operators to scale up capacity virtually without limit and with
limited impact to deliver a superior customer experience while
leveraging the small cell installed base.
Design and Capabilities
The Flexi Zone Micro and Pico BTS features a compact single
enclosure, designed for ‘Light’ installations, whether they are
pole, or wall mounted. The advanced modular design enables
a faster time to market for the many variations of technology
and bands expected for outdoor small cell deployments.
An integrated filter-diplexer combines LTE transmit and receive
antennas so only a single set of cellular antennas are required
to be connected to the unit. Additionally, internal filteringdiplexing of the 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi antennas further reduces the
number of antennas required on the unit. This enables the
OMNI solution to have a maximum of 6 total antennas (4-LTE,
2 Wi-Fi). An LTE/Wi-Fi directional antenna kit is also available,
providing the flexibility for a deployed OMNI solution to be field
upgraded with minimal site impact and downtime should site
coverage requirements change.
An integrated RF-GPS and GLONASS antenna provides for
synchronization when 1588v2 is not available or planned. Since
site requirements vary, the Flexi Zone Micro and Pico utilizes
external antenna connectors should site specific remote or
integrated directional antennas be required.
Flexi Zone G2 Pico BTS – 3.5GHz 4x4 MIMO LTE-CA version Product Specifications 1
4G Support 2
1 LTE band
Wi-Fi Radio / Access
5GHz: 802.11ac/n/a
2.4GHz: 802.11b/g/n
LTE Antenna Configuration
4T / 4R MIMO
Wi-Fi Antenna Configuration
2T / 2R MIMO
LTE Power Output 6
100mW to 1W per TX branch
Wi-Fi Power Output
23 dBm for 2.4GHz
21 dBm for 5.0GHz
Users 7
800 simultaneous active
PoE Support for external
backhaul unit
Type II PsE
LTE Carrier Support
LTE Bandwidth Support
Up to 20MHz per carrier
Temperature 3
-40 to +55 C
Power Input
AC 90 - 264 V
Synchronization 4
RF GPS, GLONASS, or 1588v2
100/1000 Base-T or Fiber
Pole or Wall
5, 6
OMNI, Directional: External, Integrated
Product specifications and features supported are subject to change
Bands supported is dependent on market prioritization
Temperature assumes solar loading
Hardware supports phase 1588v2. Commercial support requires market prioritization.
Integrated directional antenna specifications and volume / weight impact under investigation and subject to
market prioritization.
Availability & exact specification varies depending on specific variant
Number of users varies depending on specific variant and applicable software release.
Product code C401-01063-DS-201409-1-EN
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