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A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.

Title
Backhaul link for distributed antenna system
Application Number
13/705690
Publication Number
9113347 (B2)
Application Date
December 5, 2012
Publication Date
August 18, 2015
Inventor
Thomas M Willis III
Tinton Falls
NJ, US
Donald J Barnickel
Flemington
NJ, US
Farhad Barzegar
Branchburg
NJ, US
Irwin Gerszberg
Kendall Park
NJ, US
George Blandino
Bridgewater
NJ, US
Paul Shala Henry
Holmdel
NJ, US
Agent
Ed Guntin
Guntin & Gust
Assignee
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I
GA, US
IPC
H04W 84/04
H02J 13/00
H04B 3/54
H04B 3/52
H04W 24/02
H04B 3/36
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