Capacity Transfer Radio (CTR) is a revolutionary patented technology designed to bring the cellular technology to remote areas. It has lower operational costs, more effective coverage zones and is easier to deploy than traditional base stations. CTR sites are usually up to 5 times cheaper than traditional sites. Due to its small size and weight CTR is mounted on a less expensive lightweight tower. CTR is fully compatible with current technologies like GSM, UMTS, LTE of all vendors and is easily integrated with existing network infrastructure.
CTR consumes up to 7x less energy and does not require air-conditioned climatic cabinets. The low power consumption of CTRs allows the usage of alternative power sources. The core concept of CTR technology is to transfer data between cellular stations using different frequency range than carrier frequency — so there is no need for long optic cables, shelters and climate enclosures. The basic element of a traditional cellular network is a full-size base station site. Each base station site is connected to core network via fiber-optic cable. In the traditional cellular network topology, the capacity is statically distributed among base stations of the Radio Access Network.