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.
Cell Tower Deployment
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.
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.
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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|Feature||WarpEngine™ Carrier Edition|
|Chassis||2U, custom depth of 9.16″|
|Optimized WAN Capacity||1Gbps|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 SDRAM|
|Storage||Dual Hot-plug 2.5” SFF disk bays|
Onboard server cartridge SSDs
External storage vai PCI-E or iSCSI
|Embedded NIC||Dual Port 1Gb|
|NIC Adapter Options||1Gbps dual-port bypass:|
|Power supply||Dual, redundant, hot-plug 550W AC power supplies|
|Temperature||Operating: 0°C -55°C|
|Relative Humidity||95% non-condensing|
|Power Supply||-48 VDC input, high efficiency|
|Telecom Environments||NEBS Level 3|
|System Dimensions||233mm (L) x 352mm (W) x 88mm (H)|
|Management||WarpAdmin™ 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-U1||1G Copper with NIC bypass|
|WE-1GC-2B-2LXLC-U1||1G Fiber LX (single mode) with NIC bypass|
|WE-1GC-2B-2SXLC-U1||1G Fiber SX (multi-mode) with NIC bypass|