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XipLink Successfully Demonstrates 100 Mbps LTE Solution

November 17, 2015

XipLink  announced the completion of successful testing with a top tier Asian Cellular Service Provider, delivering accelerated voice, data and video traffic exceeding 90 megabits per second (Mbps) to a remote LTE base station over a satellite connection.

In addition to XipLink's proven high speed TCP Acceleration capability, critical for LTE networks, the test also demonstrated significant bandwidth reductions using several XipLink optimization features such as streaming compression, reducing text traffic from 90 Mbps to 14 Mbps (84% decrease) as well as XipLink Real-Time (XRT) providing a 40% bandwidth reduction of voice traffic using header compression and a 90% gain in packet per second throughput rates using coalescing techniques. Due to XipLink's satellite-centric flow control, packet loss was also reduced to nil (0.1%) which has the effect of higher throughput on the link due to no retransmissions.

Additional key features for Cellular Service Providers that are available using XipLink’s optimization software (XipOS) suite includes:
o Link Balancing/Bonding, allowing up to six links for more capacity and failover.
o Hub Optimizations, reducing outbound web traffic by 10-20%.
o Byte Caching, reducing repetitive data traffic by more than 80%.
o Embedded and Virtualized XipLink, reducing box count for easy deployment.

The Asian Cellular Service Provider is an existing XipLink account that has traditionally used XipOS for Wi-Fi aggregation and backhaul with excellent results. The addition of GTP tunnel acceleration to XipOS was required to meet LTE standards for transmitting cellular TCP traffic over the S1 link while also optimizing non-TCP traffic such as UDP. Sasmith Reddi, Managing Director of Asia/Middle East at XipLink noted "XipLink’s integrated solution enables cellular service providers to efficiently use satellite links for supporting remote 4G LTE networks, thus providing end customers the ability to download and send data at high speeds reaching up to 150 Mbps."