Ranberry and Sevis Systems announce smart 4G/LTE picocell solution, optimized for satellite backhaul

October 5, 2015 | By More

U.S.A., October 5 2015: Sevis Systems, Inc (Sevis) today announced successful integration with 4G/LTE smart picocell manufacturer Ranberry, to deliver an optimized satellite backhaul alternative for remote areas. The combined Ranberry-Sevis solution allows mobile network operators (MNO) and satellite service providers to expand mobile broadband coverage in low-density sites via affordable 4G/LTE small cells optimized for satellite backhaul.

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Ranberry´s objective to deliver an optimized satellite backhaul alternative was driven by the misalignments that exist between the low CAPEX of Ranberry´s affordable small cells and the high OPEX of satellite bandwidth, often used when deploying small cells in remote or hard-to-reach locations that are underserved by terrestrial access. Sevis´ software-defined optimization and acceleration technology proved to be synergetic with Ranberry´s smart LTE picocells; leveraging Sevis´ drastic reduction in satellite bandwidth to make remote LTE affordable not only from a CAPEX perspective but also from a satellite OPEX perspective.

Ranberry and Sevis began conducting interoperability and performance testing in 2014. After a rigorous validation and integration process, the companies successfully achieved substantial bandwidth savings via voice and data optimization and improved mobile user experience via TCP acceleration, which overcomes the satellite latency by boosting the speed of TCP-based applications such as mobile web browsing, file/app downloads and HTTP video streaming.

The Ranberry solution is known for its unique ability to provide high grade radio access network (RAN) performance with minimum radio planning and human intervention. Such advantages can now be used in remote sites that are only reachable via satellite thanks to Sevis´ 4G/LTE deep-packet inspection capabilities: Sevis fully decodes the LTE traffic on the Ranberry small cell and applies TCP-Acceleration and intelligent optimization to the mobile user data.

The IP backhaul solution resulting from the integration of Ranberry and Sevis is transport network agnostic and can thus seamlessly integrate with any satellite transport system including TDMA/SCPC broadband VSAT systems, across both traditional FSS and high-throughput satellite (HTS) networks. Furthermore, being based on standard LTE, the solution is interoperable with core network equipment from all major mobile vendors.

The solution is based on Ranberry´s LTE picocell hardware and Sevis’ scalable 7000-series Intelligent Backhaul Optimization (IBO) technology with a rich, software-defined feature set. In addition to offering a cost-effective wireless backhaul alternative, the solution can also enable hybrid service models such as traffic “offload/overflow” via satellite in locations with saturated terrestrial backhaul links. Furthermore, LTE small cells combined with optimized satellite backhaul can be used to bridge the digital divide, via expanded mobile connectivity, and as a way to lower the total cost of ownership in government-driven universal service obligation (USO) programs.

Alexander Berenov, Business Development Director of Ranberry said, “Ranberry is a proven solution for expanding the mobile footprint in locations where the population density and/or particular traffic needs do not justify use of costly macrocells. Ranberry´s 4G/LTE picocells coupled with Sevis’ optimization and acceleration is a powerful combination since it now seamlessly extends our advantages to remote areas, which can only be served via satellite backhaul. We are happy to have found the opportunity to work closely with Sevis, known for delivering high ROI solutions for major mobile network operators (MNO) and satellite players worldwide”.

Tim Peyla, VP of Business Development at Sevis Systems said, “Clearly, there are enormous opportunities for satellite service providers and MNO´s to provide mobile broadband in remote and low density locations by deploying small cells with satellite backhaul. The Ranberry-Sevis combination aims at precisely addressing the market need for an affordable small cell solution at both CAPEX and OPEX levels. We believe that the emergence of high throughput satellites (HTS), in combination with our optimization and acceleration technology will further facilitate use of LTE over satellite; so we are happy to have validated our solution with Ranberry and look forward to jointly empowering smart small cell deployments worldwide.”

About Sevis Systems

Sevis System’s best-in-class products offer innovative solutions for mobile network operators worldwide. Sevis Systems bridges the gap between transport solutions, mobile domain expertise and deep packet inspection capabilities. Sevis offers best in industry support with unprecedented warranties and post product deployment services. Several of the world’s largest mobile operators rely on Sevis products to enable new services and increase operational efficiencies within their networks. Sevis products are sold worldwide via a network of OEM and distribution partners. Founded in 1999, Sevis is a privately held corporation based in Lewisville, Texas USA. Remote offices are located in Argentina and Singapore.

Media Contact:

Tim Peyla

Vice President, Sales & Business Development

Sevis Systems, Inc.



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Tim Peyla

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Tim Peyla is the Vice President of Business Development for international markets at Sevis Systems a leading provider of enhanced mobile backhaul and signaling applications to mobile network operators. In his current role, Tim is responsible for overseeing the growth and success of the mobile backhaul division in regions including EMEA and APAC. He has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, mixing technical skills with sales and marketing functions. For years, Tim has been supporting a packet evolution and optimization of mobile networks to support 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE over a common packet network. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Electrical Engineering, from Arizona State University.

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