WarpEngine™ Cell Tower (CT)

Product Brief

WarpEngine™ CT – GTP Optimization Proxy Appliance

WarpEngine™ CT is a scalable network optimization proxy appliance that processes GTP sessions with little to no overhead. It is deployed at LTE cell towers and optimizes uploads and downloads for smartphones associated with that particular cell tower.

Performance for WarpEngine™ CT depends on network variables such as round trip time (RTT), packet loss %, available bandwidth, size of content, and other factors. It is based on Badu’s WarpTCP™ technology, which was developed specifically to perform well in mobile and wireless networks.

Product Brief

Cell Tower Deployment

WarpEngine Deployment Diagram

WarpTCP™ — Smarter Congestion Control

TCP was invented 35+ years ago with guaranteed delivery of data in mind, it was never designed for use in massive cloud infrastructures or today’s overly crowded wireless networks. Given the jittery nature of today’s highly-shared wireless networks, TCP often overreacts to congestion and other network variations which results in a drastic drop in data throughput. This overreacting causes a reduction in utilized available bandwidth, which results in a generally poor user experience.

WarpTCP™ is a set of intelligent algorithms that maximize TCP throughput in the face of network variations such as delay, jitter, packet loss and random bandwidth fluctuation. It was especially designed to maintain high TCP throughput in wireless networks such as LTE and Wi-Fi. Compared to competing TCP acceleration solutions, WarpTCP™ does not overreact to temporary or false-alarm congestion, minimizes re-transmissions, and recovers faster from a congestion event.

Use Cases

WarpEngine™ is ideal for deployment for the use cases below:

  • Mobile Operator’s LTE RAN network to improve end-user quality of experience.
  • Mobile Operator’s LTE core network to improve throughput for Mobile Last Mile.
  • LTE DAS (Distributed Antenna System) deployments to improve effective coverage area and throughput.
  • Mobile LTE cell sites such as RDUs (Rapid Deployment Units) and COWs (Cell on Wheels) to handle high-traffic scenarios.

Benchmarks

The WarpEngine™ benchmarks presented below were measured on a live production LTE network. WarpEngine™ completes downloads in half the time compared to Standard TCP.

 

 

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Technical Specifications

FeatureWarpEngine™ Carrier Edition
Chassis2U, custom depth of 9.16″
Optimized WAN Capacity1Gbps
Memory16GB DDR4 SDRAM
I/O slots
  • Supports up to two full-height, half- length x8 PCI cards – OR –
  • Two x8 PXE-E slots
StorageDual Hot-plug 2.5” SFF disk bays
Onboard server cartridge SSDs
External storage vai PCI-E or iSCSI
Embedded NICDual Port 1Gb
NIC Adapter Options1Gbps dual-port bypass:

  • Copper (RJ45)
  • Single-mode Fiber LX (LC)
  • Multi-mode Fiber SX (LC)
Power supplyDual, redundant, hot-plug 550W AC power supplies
CoolingEmbedded Fans
TemperatureOperating: 0°C -55°C
Relative Humidity95% non-condensing
Power Supply-48 VDC input, high efficiency
Telecom EnvironmentsNEBS Level 3
System Dimensions233mm (L) x 352mm (W) x 88mm (H)
ManagementWarpAdmin™ web-based management tool to monitor TCP sessions and throughput as traffic flows through appliance.

Product Ordering Information

WarpEngine™ Cell Tower 1Gbps – Ordering Part Numbers:

WE-1GC-2B-2C-U11G Copper with NIC bypass
WE-1GC-2B-2LXLC-U11G Fiber LX (single mode) with NIC bypass
WE-1GC-2B-2SXLC-U11G Fiber SX (multi-mode) with NIC bypass