Dali Wireless has completed the world’s first ever dynamic capacity allocation field trial in Singapore with NCS. Dali was able to complete the effort with its wireless RF Router which pools capacity at a central location and dynamically routes it to where and when it is needed.
The router has been shown to provide reliability in terms of mobile networking but also drives down the overall network cost by scaling up only during periods of demand.
To demonstrate the advanced capabilities of RF Router, different scenarios were set up with NCS. Radio capacity was pooled at a central location through the RF Router, and a mix of live 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE-MIMO signals from the centralized base stations were dynamically allocated to where and when there was a high demand within the trial venue. All performance indicators for the trial were met successfully.
The routing technology is different from RF switching which is a more common way to connect networks. That strategy allows administrators to turn radios on and off to improve reliability but the capacity is still limited to a single source. Dynamic capacity creates the ability for a many-to-many relationship instead of a one-to-one relationship between radios and the base station.
As the first mover in this space, Dali has over 200 worldwide patents for digital signal processing, and other facets of the wireless space. “We are the first in the world to do this right,” Law Fook, of Dali Wireless told CivSource. “The technology has the potential to save significant costs for mobile network operators as mobile becomes a more significant part of networking.”
Fook explains that Dali is working with several other countries on operating agreements, primarily in the Asia Pacific region to start. Dali has already been invited to partner with NCS in Singapore to build a common antenna system as well as multi-operator, multi-band projects in Singapore.