Backhaul link for distributed antenna system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9699785
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14788994

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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.

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AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I LP675 W PEACHTREE STREET SUITE 4000 ATLANTA GA 30308

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Barnickel, Donald J Flemington, US 323 16141
Barzegar, Farhad Branchburg, US 391 18708
Blandino, George Bridgewater, US 31 1492
Gerszberg, Irwin Kendall Park, US 496 24844
Henry, Paul Shala Holmdel, US 406 18755
Willis,, III Thomas M Tinton Falls, US 336 16504

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