iCore® 3G Network in a Box® (NIB)

iCore® 3G Network in a Box ® (NIB)

The Mobile Industry’s First All-In-One Network Solution Supporting UMTS and HSPA

Tecore’s multi-technology Network in a Box® (NIB) is the industry’s first all-in-one, multi-technology, transportable and ready-in-minutes network solution capable of supporting UMTS and HSPA. The NIB provides operators with the most compact, adaptable, and cost-effective platform for deploying, extending, and evolving their networks.

Tecore has incorporated almost 30 years of industry leadership in scalable wireless systems into the design of the NIB architecture. The NIB leverages the patented iCore portfolio of 3GPP-compliant software-defined core network elements, available as a completely integrated core or as individual elements capable of supporting network scalability across multiple locations. The NodeB delivers the 3GPP-compliant access portion of the network. The robust capability set, compact form factor, and cost-effectiveness of the NIB enable a broad range of deployment scenarios for remote and rural operators, larger operators, emergency management, armed forces or peacekeeping missions, and mobile communications networks in transit.

The NIB leverages Tecore’s patented multi-technology architecture of the iCore and provides voice, text, and packet data services through standards based network elements developed to relevant 3GPP standards.

With a flexible architecture supporting network function virtualization and scalability from fewer than 100 to 1,000’s of mobile subscribers, the NIB can be deployed cost effectively to meet the customer requirements in multiple deployment scenarios.

The NIB is a robust all-in-one integrated solution (Core Network and RAN) enabling comprehensive management and operations of network and has been successfully deployed in commercial, government, and private networks on a global basis.


General Specifications

Available Technologies

  • 3G UMTS and HSPA

Feature Capabilities

  • Voice Over IP (VOIP)
  • Messaging
  • Internet
  • IP Data
  • Self-Organizing Network (SON)
  • Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS)
  • Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Service (ETWS)
  • View Live Camera Feed
  • View Real-time Sensor Data
  • GPS Location Capabilities

3G Bands

  • UMTS – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8


  • Single (2.4 or 5)

Simultaneous Active Users

  • Up to 1,000

Provisioned Users

  • Up to 10,000


  • 12 x 21 x 28 in


  • 82 lbs

Power Consumption

  • 400W

Power Input Options

  • 110/240VAC

Transmit Power

  • Up to 40W per port

Antenna Ports

  • N-Type; up to 2×2 MIMO

Color Options

  • Black, Green

Integrated Functional Capabilities

  • RNC, NodeB

Interface Capabilities

  • Standards-based 10/100/1,000 Ethernet
  • Standards-based SIP/VOIP

RF Capabilities

  • Omni or multi-sector
  • Pico/Micro/Macro
  • Milli-watts up to 40 watts Output Power

Optional Accessories

  • SIM Cards
  • Handsets
  • Antennas
  • Ruggedized Laptop

Features and Benefits

  • All-in-one network solution, space-optimized as small as 22 cm
  • Localized information security including encryption of communications between users and between locations
  • Packet data support UMTS and HSPA
  • Full suite of voice services, text, and packet data services
  • Multiple operation modes including standalone private networks, multi-site, or roaming interconnect with commercial operators networks
  • Interworking/connectivity with existing infrastructure such as corporate PBXs and LANs
  • Self-Organizing Network (SON) features