ULAK Communications aims to achieve Türkiye's technological independence by producing national communication solutions through producing related technologies and continues its efforts to provide and enable all public institutions and organizations to use an end-to-end national, secure, and manageable communication network.Details
ULAK Communications’ current product portfolio includes 4.5G Base Stations, 4.5G Core Network, SD-WAN products, SD-DC products, and Data Center products.
ULAK products have been integrated with narrowband and crypto technologies with current systems. In order to follow international technology developments and to be a pioneer, 5G and 6G development studies are being carried out. With ULAK end-to-end systems, communication can be made seamlessly in cases of terrorism, crisis, and natural disasters, and the intervention time can be reduced, and fast, reliable, flexible, mobile, and economical communication can be achieved, and the effectiveness of video-based incident follow-up and intervention can be increased. Users can benefit from voice calls, video calls, messaging, and push-to-talk services. Thanks to sensors, location, health information, photos, or images can be transferred to the central. In this context, ULAK systems can work with elements such as UAVs, drones, security cameras, satellite systems, and various sensors. ULAK solutions can serve both domestically and in border areas. The security of border buffer zones and illegal crossings can be monitored with 4.5G-enabled cameras, drones, and sensors, and data from personnel at border gates can be sent to police stations in real-time via their body cameras. All elements can be monitored from a single point with Central Command and Control Systems.
Mobile Base Station
The Fourth Generation (4.5G - LTE-A) communication technology, which was standardized by 3GPP in 2010 with the Rel-10 version, was developed on top of LTE (Rel-8) standards to meet the increasing mobile data traffic needs worldwide and to improve the user experience. With LTE-A technology, users are provided with service support with lower latency, high speed in downlink/uplink direction, and high user capacity.Details
Thanks to the fully IP-based Core Network and RAN Network, resources are used more efficiently, and spectral efficiency is increased by MIMO, Carrier Aggregation, and high-order modulation in downlink/uplink direction.
With the following features supported in ULAK LTE-A BBU, it is aimed to use radio resources more efficiently and increase the service quality of users with low cost;
1. 4*4 MIMO feature supported in downlink direction allows for more efficient use of air interface resources, increasing spectral efficiency and providing users with high-speed downlink service.
2. Carrier Aggregation up to 3CC and DL 256QAM features allow a single user to combine up to 60 MHz of Intra-Band or Inter-Band LTE carriers and achieve high data rates by transferring 8 bits of data with a single LTE symbol.
3. The Mobility Load Balancing feature allows operators to redirect users in LTE carriers where traffic congestion occurs to different carrier frequencies so that radio resources can be used more efficiently.
4. The VoLTE feature is supported in ULAK LTE-A BBU thanks to the IP-based Core Network (Evolved Packet Core) supported by LTE technology. With the VoLTE feature, radio resources are used more efficiently, and call setup time can provide users with high-quality voice service compared to 3G voice call setup time.
5. With the SON (Self Organizing Network) features in ULAK LTE-A BBU, neighbor relationships can be automatically added or removed between LTE cells, and PCI planning can be performed.
ULAK aims to provide city-specific cyber security through smart city solutions and create a mobile communication infrastructure that can be easily managed from a single center (private LTE) in order to offer infrastructure and services that support technological, economic, and social development in transportation, energy, and life verticals, making life easier and more cost-effective.Details
With the advancement of technology and the relatively easy accessibility of data, the concept of smart cities has emerged, which makes use of information technology infrastructure to improve social and environmental problems. Smart cities use IoT devices such as connected sensors, lights, and meters to collect and analyze data. ULAK's smart city infrastructure is specifically designed for the project with end-to-end mobile communication infrastructure, systems prioritizing cybersecurity for data transportation, backup data centers prioritizing service continuity. The system supports video transfer, free calls between personnel without relying on an operator, an internal communication infrastructure, and mobile communication tools for events and disaster situations.
ULAK's smart city solutions are designed in anticipation of the increasing importance of information and communication technologies. Advanced smart city solutions include traffic management, energy efficiency, smart lighting systems, building efficiency systems, smart parking, and smart agriculture services.
The biggest motivation behind smart city applications is to optimize the use of public resources and provide high levels of service to the public. Solutions, especially those that support smart agriculture, which sustain the economy of cities, stand out. Applications working for smart cities can be managed by a single platform and a single center using ULAK's data center solution (SD-DC).Why Smart City?
Considering the increasing population density, it will largely prevent existing problems such as traffic congestion, air quality, resource preservation, and security. Thus, it will be possible to build a city with a high quality of life, peaceful and secure, while optimizing operational costs and enabling effective use of public resources.Smart City Usage Areas
- Smart Grid Meters
Smart meters offer the opportunity to centrally manage the water, electricity, and natural gas meters in the city, as well as effectively manage loss and theft tracking.
- Smart Transportation
Smart transportation aims to make city traffic safer, save costs, and prevent accidents.
- Smart Parking
The smart parking system aims to ensure efficient use of city parking lots.
- Smart Security Solutions
It is a wide network-based solution that enables effective monitoring of open and closed areas specific to the city, such as earthquake detection, flood detection, and effective monitoring of the city.
- Smart Agriculture
It offers solutions that enable the measurement of soil and air humidity with its communication infrastructure, spraying with drones and more conscious irrigation with image analysis.
Within the scope of Industry 4.0, ULAK provides solutions that use 5G technology to connect a large number of machines/robots, provide necessary capacity for the transfer of image data of AGV/AMR/AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots and Autonomous Ground Vehicles) in the industrial facility, provide necessary capacity to create a reliable network infrastructure to manage and control connected devices (machines, robots, AGV/AMRs, AMRs, etc.) continuously.Details
The current Internet of Things (IoT) trend is towards smart manufacturing with more connected factory systems to minimize cost and save time, labor, maintenance and repair. It provides numerous benefits and cost savings such as smart production, improved efficiency, enhanced productivity.
ULAK's private LTE solutions allow for the establishment of a mobile communication infrastructure in the factory environment, enabling the deployment of many technologies that prioritize production efficiency, such as IoT, digital twins, and video analytics.
All machines, products, mechanical and electronic equipment in the production line will be in constant communication with each other via IoT on the private network. The integration of M2M (machine-to-machine) is possible with both IT systems and the interaction between them. Real-time and decentralized communication technology enables quick decision-making without delay. This communication infrastructure creates flexible and self-organizing dynamic processes.
Industry 4.0 applications that can control the production process from supply, storage, production, quality control, shipping, to maintenance/repair on their own, reduce error and defect rates in production and minimize waiting times, raising efficiency, one of the most basic performance criteria of production. Thus, the production costs decrease while the production amount increases. With the work to be done, unit product costs are reduced, contributing to the emergence of competitive products on a global scale.Why Smart Factories?
The main motivation in smart factories is to achieve maximum efficiency while saving time in production. This will speed up the release of products produced in smart factories to the market. Machines, electronic and mechanical components, and vehicle systems in smart factories will be equipped with thousands of sensors to increase speed, efficiency, and quality.Digital Twin
A digital twin is also created to ensure continuous control of the communication network established, in addition to the manufacturing system. In Digital Twin technology, robotic control algorithms are required to work in real time. Hybrid models (combination of physics-based and data-based models) to manage the variability in the manufacturing system and inputs and to optimize production parameters in real-time must work stably and in real-time. In order to achieve this, uninterrupted signal (data) exchange between the operation technology layer and the information technology layer with the calculation technology at the end being robust enough to process incoming signals. ULAK implements this communication infrastructure with uninterrupted, reliable and user-friendly interfaces.Smart Factory Use Cases
- Inter-Factory and In-Building Secure Communication
Software-defined data center (SD-DC) is used for data storage and to provide necessary software services. Software-defined wide area network device (SD-WAN) provides services for ensuring data security.
- High Data Rate
Units within the factory (robotics, edge units, etc.) provide high data rates with Picocell. Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) system provides wireless high data rates between buildings.
- Smartening of Robotic Systems
Autonomous (AGV/AMR) robots in production communicate with each other and with edge computing. Autonomous (AGV/AMR) robots in production can change routes with artificial intelligence (Al) (creating a digital copy of the end-to-end production line). Artificial intelligence-supported digital twins are created for production processes.
LTE Drone Integration
Drone technology, which has an important position in today's needs, is used in every field.
The use of LTE communication infrastructure is important both for image transfer, cargo transportation needs and for moving swarm drone concepts to longer distances. With the LTE system, drone integration has been completed with many different national manufacturers that have come to the fore in the sector. Especially in public safety projects, it is actively used to transmit images over LTE network via drone from distant places.
Integrated Wi-Fi Solution with LTE
Wi-Fi systems, which are used in unlicensed band in communication infrastructures, continue to be widely used, especially outdoors.
With the Wi-Fi systems to be installed in certain areas, LTE systems and Wi-Fi systems have been integrated to meet the needs of institutions that want to provide free access. Also with this integration, areas where Wi-Fi access infrastructure is desired can be accessed via LTE to the internet or different applications.
Camera Integration with LTE
Another product that we offer integrated with the communication solution is border security, public order, etc.
A solution that is used in events and allows transferring images from remote areas with a wide coverage area can be served to relevant institutions or customers. Widely preferred cameras for this purpose are generally fixed and gimbal type cameras, and it is possible to transfer images from all areas within LTE coverage with the drone integrated camera and collar camera.
Robot Integration with LTE
In order to provide end-to-end solutions with different companies and products in the ecosystem, an example of the integration studies of robots with the ULAK base station and it is an example of the integration studies carried out in order to create an ecosystem.
It's an LTE project. In this context; In Sudan, LTE modem integration has been made to both aircraft and ground stations for systems such as drones, weapon integrated drones, VTOL, which are controlled over LTE for reconnaissance, security, and attack purposes. The camera on the drone, telemetry data, and weapon control were made by the ULAK base station. Field tests were carried out in Aksaray, and in June 2022, acceptance of solutions was realized with the Sudanese delegation.
LTE LoRa Integration
It will be possible for critical infrastructures, forest areas, agricultural areas, etc. in the residential area to monitor and transmit data in this environment with ULAK base stations, with IoT supported sensors to be placed in locations to be determined by sampling method.
With the ULAK base station, the data received from the sensors will be transferred to the big data environment installed in the corporate centers, and instant status determination can be made with different analyzes on this environment. Sensor data transmitted over ULAK base stations can be monitored with a management interface, in case of anomalies, alarms will be generated according to alarm thresholds to be determined beforehand, and these will be monitored by coordination center employees on a screen. If desired, these alarm screens can also be moved to the desired center via satellite in order to be able to be watched from the corporate center.
Private LTE Solutions
Today, rapidly developing new technologies create new processes and organizational needs in businesses in different sectors.
Factors such as automation systems, remote support and control, and sustainability create strong and real-time communication needs. Institutions or organizations can solve the increasing number of devices and the need for continuous instantaneous data transmission with new generation communication systems or private networks. In this way, it can benefit from advantages such as high capacity, high speed, and low latency. ULAK P-LTE solutions; It is also preferred because of its features such as being national and providing 24/7 field support. With its experience in 4.5G Private networks, ULAK Communications will be the pioneer of technology in this field in our country with the national ULAK 5G.
Private network solutions can be applied in the following topics:
• Public security and emergency communication networks,
• Command and control systems,
• Transfer of data received from fixed or mobile cameras,
• Management of unmanned systems,
• Special network solutions,
• Remote effective energy management,
• Intelligent transportation systems that talk to each other,
• Wireless fixed internet and security systems,
• Remote control of critical devices,
• Automation of machinery and production processes,
• Integrated autonomous devices,
• AR/VR applications,
• Factory and manufacturing sector,
• Transportation, shipping, and port operations,
With this project, the ULAK 4.5G base station has been integrated with the satellite platform to provide broadband communication capabilities in the country or abroad with no mobile communication infrastructure.
The satellite-supported LTE network operates in a closed circuit, ensuring significant importance in terms of information security. Within the scope of the project, deliveries were made with 1 mobile and 2 fixed fields, and our container solution, consisting of a base station, EPC, SD-WAN, RL, satellite system, power system, tower, and operator working environment components, met the communication needs of customer group-based without requiring another system. The modular container is designed to be integrated with various transport trucks.
With the mentioned infrastructure;
§ Integration with IPsec and TCP optimizer devices for satellite communication,
§ RL system is designed for satellite system redundancy and this redundancy is successfully implemented over the SD-WAN product,
§ Adding additional security capabilities thanks to SD-WAN,
§ Instant location, text message, video, and voice communication with the National OTT application,
§ Providing access to fixed or mobile operator networks via PSTN gateway and gaining the ability to be included in networks such as TAFICS, JEMUS, and POLNET when necessary.
Border Security Project
With the Border Security System Project, a secure communication infrastructure has been established to prevent illegal crossings and activities on the borderline. In the outposts determined with this infrastructure, the regions are covered with the LTE communication infrastructure, and 24/7 camera images are taken from the border region with fixed and collar cameras, thus protecting the border security with advanced technology tools.
In the first police station where the application was carried out, LTE modems were integrated into the existing FLIR camera poles. These modems work over the base station in the police station and our core network transfers the images to the existing system and the security management center. The data received from this system can work with TAFICS, if desired, and the images can be transferred to mobile phones. In another police station, the images taken from the collar cameras on the personnel at the gate used for crossing the border are transferred to the security management center via ULAK. In addition, images taken from the drone integrated with LTE are transferred to the center.
Communication Solutions with Solar System Infrastructure
Recently, communication solutions offered to institutions with infrastructures designed by customers to be independent of the grid are preferred.
In the solutions designed for this purpose, it offers uninterrupted communication with LTE, satellite, and Wi-Fi integrated solutions in addition to meeting the energy from the solar panel, storing the energy taken with gel batteries according to the desired time, taking the image of the region with the camera system. With such solutions, it is aimed to realize communication over Private LTE applications by providing the energy itself, Core, and RAN network together in the cabin.
ULAK Mobile Communication System
ULAK Mobile Communication System; It comes to the forefront due to the provision of effective and fast communication infrastructure for public security, emergency communication networks, smart factories, and smart cities.
ULAK portable network solutions; With its own core network software developed with national resources, it allows the establishment of a secure and fast manageable network over a closed network without being included in any operator network. The portable base station has a flexible structure with satellite systems, and camera systems, use in armored vehicles, and integration into the operator network when necessary. Portable base station; ULAK EPC, ULAK BBU, ULAK RRU, and ULAK OAM consist of software and hardware components.
Secure Communication Solutions
ULAK products for public security, in addition to this, with systems provided through the ecosystem, it creates secure communication infrastructures by taking it as its mission to develop end-to-end security solutions in accordance with the tactical field concept. For this purpose, projects that have already been completed or are still in progress, especially for the use of the Turkish Armed Forces, are being developed in accordance with this mission.
In public security communication systems, security, user and device management, manageability of all systems, rapid integration into existing systems, and 24/7 support are critical. In secure communication solutions, image transmission over LTE, and ensuring border security with intra-union communication, communication infrastructure is created with vehicles such as containers and unmanned aerial vehicles that provide inter-team communication in the operation area.
In this context, the following solutions are offered to our customers:
• Border security studies,
• Control and management of manned or unmanned systems such as drones, robots, SGAs,
• Integrated studies of institutions or organizations such as TAFICS, JEMUS,
• 4.5G communication via satellite