Redline Communications Announces Availability of LTE Interoperability Lab Intended for Use by Parties Interested in Establishing Private LTE Networks
TORONTO June 20, 2017– Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) Group Inc. (TSX: RDL), a leading provider of wide-area wireless networks for the most challenging applications and locations, today announced availability of its LTE Interoperability Lab in Markham, Ontario to its customers and partners interested in testing user equipment (UE) and RF components used in private LTE network deployments.
The Interoperability Lab consists of a Redline state-of-the-art LTE 700 MHz Band 14 eNodeB radio terminal with antenna mounted on the roof of the Company’s headquarters building in Markham. The building is situated in a dense urban environment in the Toronto suburb. The Canadian Radio Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) granted Redline permission to use the Band 14 spectrum for testing various LTE applications. The eNodeB communicates over-the-air with various types of fixed and mobile UEs within the coverage area. The radio connects to core network elements in the Company’s engineering lab including Redline and third-party Evolved Packet Cores (EPC), and third-party servers for specialized applications such as push-to-talk (PTT). Our test configuration offers the renewable power options of wind and solar.
“For companies considering a private LTE network, our Interoperability Lab is a safe proving ground,” said Louis Lambert, Redline Vice President, Business Development. “Our partners and customers can test a variety of UEs and third-party network elements used in different mobile applications, all in a controlled environment. It gives them a leg up on knowing what performance to expect once they deploy their own private LTE network.”
Lambert added, “this Interoperability Lab will be particularly attractive to public safety agencies testing new LTE wireless broadband capabilities for first responders, and for industrial companies that operate a mobile workforce, in both urban and remote environments.”
Redline will make available the Interoperability Lab on a first-come, first-served basis commencing July 1, 2017.