AMN is pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition of Range Networks Inc, incorporated in Delaware (US) with headquarter in San Francisco, California.
AMN selected Range as the basis for the development of its own in-house Radio Access Network (RAN) solution, because of Range’s highly innovative software-based solution which supports both multi-carrier and multi RAT (2G, 3G, 4G Radio Access Technology) with a single radio node.
The first AMN production (12 metre monopole) sites based on the new Range-based RAN equipment are expected to be deployed from mid 2021. These sites will have a base configuration of 3TRX (2G) with HSPA (3G) in the 900MHz GSM band, upgradeable to 8TRX (2G) with HSPA (3G) and LTE (4G). The 20m self-supporting lattice towers will offer 9TRX plus 3x HSPA and LTE carriers in 3 sectors each for 2 co-located operators. Additional frequency bands will also be supported.
The new AMN-Range radio uses highly advanced power optimisations and power control techniques to achieve maximum coverage (limited on the uplink by the handset) with ultra-low power consumption and capex.
Using the Range technology, AMN is able to offer increased capability for mobile network operators and their subscribers in terms of capacity and services.