sysmoBTS 2100

Introducing sysmoBTS (data sheet)

sysmoBTS 2100 top/angle view

The sysmoBTS 2100 is a new, low-power, small-formfactor IP-backhaul GSM BTS for medium coverage outdoor applications. Replacing the popular sysmoBTS 2050 it offers higher output power, integrated cavity duplexers and bigger maximum reception area. Therefore it offers supreme cost efficiency and is suitable for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Rural cellular networks in lowest-ARPU regions

  • Rapidly deployable GSM networks

  • Private GSM networks (PBX style use)

  • Remote area GSM deployments, utilizing any IP-based satellite back-haul service

  • Offshore wind farms, oil rigs

  • Onboard coverage on maritime vessels (ferries, cruise ships, commercial vessels)

    The IP66 rated sysmoBTS 2100 is intended to be mounted directly to the antenna pole in close proximity of the antennas. This keeps RF cables short and avoids the losses associated with long coaxial cables. Integrated duplexers for both ports reduce the amount of external components.

Benefit from sysmocom's world-class experience in all areas of cellular networks from RAN to core network, permitting flexible integration of other network elements like BSC into the BTS itself.

As the only BTS world-wide, sysmoBTS permits you to run a completely autonomous small GSM network from within the BTS. No external BSC/MSC/HLR/VLR required!

Mechanical / Electrical specification

Dimensions of enclosure (W x H x D) 230 x 344 x 133 mm (measurements excluding pole/wall mount)
Weight < 8 kg
Protection Rating IP 66 rated (dust tight and waterproof) outdoor enclosure for outdoor wall or pole mount.
Temperature Range
Operating temperature: -20° C to 55° C
Storage temperature: -40° C to 70° C
RF Ports (N female)
2 ports (dual TRX)
Integrated cavity duplexer, no need for external duplexer!
Single-band GSM 850/900/1800
Sensitivity: –109 dBm (exceeding 3GPP TS 05.05 pico BTS requirements)
Max. output power:
2 x 40 dBm / 2 x 10W
Adjustable in 1dB steps
Maximum Cell Radius 22 km
GPS Input SMA female connector for GPS-disciplined oscillator
Input Voltage 24 V (DC), power consumption: 43W (2 x 5 W), 65W (2 x 10W)
Cooling Passive.
Communications Interface Two RJ45 Ethernet (100-Base-Tx) ports

Software / Logical specification

Number of Transceivers 2 TRX / 16 timeslots
Supported timeslot configurations CCCH, CCCH+SDCCH/4, SDCCH/8, TCH/F, TCH/H, PDCH
Back-haul (Signaling) A-bis according to TS 08.58 and TS 12.21, encapsulated over TCP/IP; Gb (NS/UDP/IP) for GPRS
Back-haul (voice) RTP/UDP/IP with FR/EFR/AMR payload according to IETF and ETSI specs
Ciphering A5/1, A5/2 and A5/3
GPRS/EDGE GPRS PCU with limited feature set. Initial EDGE implementation.
Max. concurrent calls 30 (TCH/H on 15 timeslots)
Max. simultaneous SMS 124 (15*SDCCH/8 + 1*SDCCH/4)
Operating System Embedded Linux (Poky based)

Available Options / Configurations

Hardware Options

  • GPS Antenna
  • External IP65 Power Supply
  • G.SHDSL modem for 2-wire copper back-haul

Software Options

  • BTS-only (A-bis/IP interface)
  • integrated BSC (A/IP interface)
  • NITB: Fully autonomous GSM PBX
  • GPRS PCU with Gb interface
  • SDK for customer-specific applications on BTS