New Anywave™4.0 – Dual Mode GSM/LTE Basestation

A product designed specifically for rural markets.
Best of all worlds, near term revenue, seamless migration, more efficient data.

The unique challenges and requirements of the rural market such as lack of reliable grid power, high cost of constructing towers, challenging terrain and low population density make it difficult for network operators to serve the market.  The design of Vanu’s Anywave 4 product solves these challenges with solutions that reflect the unique requirements of the rural market and the lessons learned in Vanu’s two decades of serving that market.


The new Vanu Anywave 4.0 system is a multiband, multi-standard radio access node.  The system is designed around the same principles of software modularity and portability that were hallmarks of the original Anywave, the first software defined radio product certified by the United States FCC.  The modularity of Vanu software architecture enables the Anywave system to leverage waveform software that has been continuously improved over almost two decades of commercial deployment to simultaneously support GSM and LTE.   The portability of Vanu software allows Anywave 4.0 to use the latest processor technology and novel pre-distortion techniques to deliver a highly efficient small cell.

This highly innovative platform was created with the rural market in mind.  A small box with powerful Vanu developed software that makes it easy to bring connectivity into any off-grid market.  The software was designed to support multiple configurations. This unique approach allows mobile network operators to offer voice connectivity and makes it easy to offer LTE services to meet the demand from data choice users.


The base station can be configured as

  • Dual mode GSM/LTE
  • 2×2 MIMO LTE eNodeB

In the dual mode GSM/LTE, the base station is designed to support both GSM and LTE standards simultaneously.

A dual mode base station is well suited for rural markets as it offers a cost effective and bandwidth efficient way of offering voice services and high throughput data services.


Anywave 4.0 is small, lightweight, and designed to install quickly on existing or new, low-cost towers or poles.

Within rural markets, simplicity of deployment is among the most critical factors for success of any connectivity system.  The complete Anywave 4.0 system is compact and highly integrated, blending dual PA’s and the duplexers along with the latest baseband processor and integrated transceiver technologies to support the multiple standards.  The modularity of Vanu’s technology addresses different band requirements with relative simplicity. The system uses digital envelope tracking and pre-distortion technologies to linearize power amplifier output while maintaining high efficiency (high power output and low power consumption).


Key Features

  • Created specifically with the rural market in mind
  • Simultaneously operates as a GSM and LTE base station.
  • Vanu eNodeB is 3GPP Rel 9 compliance and is designed to interoperate with any standards complaint EPC.
  • GSM waveform can be transmitted within the LTE spectrum or separated.
  • GSM RAN is designed to interoperate with standards compliant MSC over the A interface.
  • Compact and lightweight.  Lowers the site costs due to reduced wind and weight load requirements. Faster and cheaper to transport to remote areas and it is easy to install on existing infrastructure.
  • Low power consumption. Lowers the site capital costs due to smaller solar, wind, battery and/or generator costs; lower operating costs for sites connected to electrical grid.
  • Housed in a thermally efficient IP67 enclosure designed to weather the harshest environmental conditions in the most remote areas.



Technical Specifications


The eNodeB design is modular in nature and can readily be adapted to support any of multiple FDD bands. The small cell supports bandwidths up to 20MHz with a peak throughput of 140/40 Mbps DL/UL and supports up to 64 active UE’s. The small cell is designed for a TX output power of up to 5W per antenna port, 10W combined average power.