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Apex™ Strand Small Cell RAN Solution
Apexâ„¢ Strand Small Cell RAN Solution


Product Code: APEXSTRAND
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Casa Systems’ end-to-end small cell solution is designed to address coverage
and capacity needs for today’s mobile subscribers and use cases. Casa’s Apex
Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions include a range of small cells: Lifestyle,
Enterprise, Strand and Micro small cells - to meet service providers’ many different
The Apex Strand takes advantage of existing cable strand to cost-effectively support
two LTE carriers. Several LTE-FDD and LTE-TDD licensed bands as well as 3.5GHz
CBRS bands are supported.
Both Mobile Service Providers and MSOs can take advantage of the Apex Strand.
The solution helps solve the powering, backhaul and site issues that have plagued
large scale, small cell deployments for many years. By using the cable strand, small
cell backhaul can be supported with DOCSIS or PON while power is provided by the
Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) plant.
To develop the Apex Strand, Casa leveraged its experience developing, testing and
deploying strand mounted Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) nodes for MSOs.
As a leader in the cable broadband market, Casa’s DOCSIS knowledge, experience
with cable strand and Outside Plant Equipment deployments, provide a significant
technology advantage.
Casa’s Apex Strand can be supported by the incumbent EPC, however Casa can
also provide an overlay virtualized small cell core, including HeNB and security
gateways which provide the scale, intelligence, and deployment flexibility needed
for small cell growth.
  • • Strand mount microcell
  • supporting licensed and CBRS
  • band technologies in a rugged,
  • carrier-grade solution

  • • 2W transmit power per LTE
  • Carrier

  • • 2 LTE Carriers

  • • HFC plant powering

  • • Flexible transport options:
  • DOCSIS 3.0, DOCIS 3.1 & PON

  • • Smart plug-and-play installation

  • • Seamless mobility with the
  • macro network

  • • SON: hybrid SON support with
  • dSON and cSON; SON macro
  • integration

  • • Intelligent traffic management
  • with E2E QoS support

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