iBurst services are based on IntelliCell technology from ArrayComm in the US. They maintain extreme levels of efficiency, using available radio frequencies.
Through advanced algorithms, IntelliCell's adaptive antenna technology adjusts signal patterns to and from each subscriber, creating a 'personal cell' for efficient delivery of voice or data services. These personal cells follow people as they move, reducing radio interference.
With IntelliCell, each base station uses a small array of off-the-shelf antennas, coupled with ArrayComm's sophisticated signal processing techniques. This dynamically controls radio signals between the base station and you, the user.
The signal selectively amplifies each user's intended signal and rejects all unwanted signals, allowing more users to share the spectrum.
The result is a significant increase in capacity and coverage that leads to substantial reductions in the costs for infrastructure deployment, network operations, system maintenance and radio spectrum.
Conventional base stations, unlike IntelliCell base stations, transmit energy in all directions. In this instance, only a small fraction of the signal reaches the intended subscriber. The rest of the RF energy is wasted and generates noise interfering with other users in the system.
More recent techniques of 'pointing' a signal to the intended user are hampered by the abundance of physical obstacles like buildings and trees that make transmission impossible.
iBurst technology is a wide-area mobile broadband technology offering a unique combination of high speed, wide range and high base station capacity.
It's a pure IP, end-to-end system built on two primary components:
- base stations deployed by a network operator, like todays cellular services,
- wireless modems or PC cards that customers use with existing Internet appliances, such as a notebook.
Unlike voice networks such as GSM, CDMA and 3G standards iBurst technology has been designed from the ground up to provide pure data and with the incorporation of IntelliCell technology it's able to provide the wireless data more efficiently than the voice based cellular networks.
As well as being superior in performance, the data delivery over an iBurst network is also significantly more economical than voice networks.
The data charges for iBurst based data are comparable to that charged for wired access such as DSL. In comparison, data transferred over voice networks can be up to two orders of magnitude more expensive.
Features and benefits
High speed Internet access
Users can recover time that would normally have been spent waiting for data to transfer. This could either be used to get more work done or gain more leisure time.
Wide area wireless access means that access is available wherever the user needs it.
There is no need for the user to seek out a location or wait until they go to somewhere with connectivity to do what they want to do.
Unique spatial processing feature allows multiple re-use of the same spectrum yielding exceptional capacity from just 5 MHz of spectrum.
The user is more likely to have access to all the bandwidth they need without having to be slowed down by other users.
Always on connectivity
Secure and immediate access to the Internet and corporate services wherever you are, whenever you want.
The service is fully compatible with existing laptops, PDAs and desktop computers no upgrades or new devices required.
The user can be confident that installation will be easy, quick and not harm their computer systems.
Many characteristics of the iBurst service combine to make it more secure than existing wireless delivery modes including the directionality of the signal as well as extensive encryption of the data transferred.
The user can carry out confidential activities such as banking transactions, carry on business in sensitive areas such as health, etc. confident that the data being transferred is secure.