H3C 5G Cloud Cell


In the 5G era, 70% of voice services and 90% of data services occur indoors. Therefore, indoor network coverage is important. The operator's traditional indoor distribution mode is not applicable to the 5G era. The main frequency bands of the domestic 5G network are 2.6 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 4.9 GHz, which are increased compared with the 4G network frequency band, leading to greater transmission loss and penetration loss. Therefore, 5G indoor coverage is unlikely using the traditional approach. Operators need another alternative to solve the signal coverage issue.

The H3C Group launched active indoor distribution solution. The solution can not only solve the indoor 5G signal coverage issue, but also handle the access of different network devices such as WLAN and short-distance IoT. The H3C 5G cloud (small) cell is composed of a baseband processing unit (BBU), an extension unit (FSW), and a remote radio unit (pRRU). The extension unit supports two-stage cascade. Each extension unit can be connected to a maximum of eight remote radio units. The extension unit is connected to the baseband unit through the optical fiber. The cascaded two extension units are connected through the optical fiber. The extension unit is connected to the radio unit through the optical hybrid cable.




Customized OTII server to adapt to the environment of the edge equipment room

Support containerized and cloud deployment

Support co-deployment of UPF and MEC

Frequency band

Sub-6 GHz

Cell bandwidth

100 MHz

Number of carrier * channels

2*4T4R or 4*2T2R


440 mm x 450 mm x 87.2 mm

Synchronization mode

GPS/Beidou 1588+syncE

Power supply

AC 220V/DC-48V

Operating temperature

Long-term: -5°C-45°C, short-term: -10°C-50°C


25G optical port *4 (fronthaul)

10G optical port *1 (backhaul)

GE copper port commissioning

Virtualization architecture

Support separation of CU and DU

Support containerization

Support co-deployment with UPF, CRAN, and vAC



Support any cell combination and division

Support two-stage cascade

Support Ethernet switch

Synchronization mode

SyncE + 1588V2

Port capability

Up to 8 RRUs


440 mm x 330 mm x 43.6 mm


Support cell division and combination

Cascading capability

Up to 2 cascades

Operating temperature


Power output

Optical power composite cable, 8*802.3bt (PoE)

Typical power consumption

55 W



Protection level


RRU14 & RRU5202


Green and energy-saving design

Support POE external power supply

Support all-standard IoT service extension




Frequency band



Transceiver channel



Output power



POE output power

30 W

30 W

Maximum length

Optical power composite cable: 200m, Cat 6A network cable: 100m

Power supply

Optical power composite cable/PoE

Installation mode

Ceiling-mounted and wall-mounted


H3C active indoor distribution solution has the characteristics of strong adaptability, extension and cost optimization. The solution follows open concept and cloud design, supports virtualization and network slicing, complies with the OTII carrier-grade equipment specifications, and meets the harsh environment requirements of edge computing. The solution also supports IoT and edge computing extension, and can provide a platform for cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

Strong adaptability

Comply with OTII carrier-grade equipment specifications

Meet 5G service requirements in various scenarios

Meet harsh environment requirements of edge computing

Strong extension

Provide a platform for cloud computing and artificial intelligence

Support IoT and edge computing extension

Provide access network cloud and enhance macro and micro collaboration capacity

Cost optimization

Follow open concept and cloud design

Support virtualization and network slicing

Provide flexible deployment of resource pools and open interfaces