Millimeter Wave solutions

CableFree has a number of Millimeter Wave (MMW) solutions providing high-performance links of 10-40 Gbps in V-Band (58-64 GHz) and E-Band (71-76/81-86 GHz).

The solutions come in a choice of antenna sizes and are characterised by their rugged and robust construction. Proven in the field, they can be customised to meet customer-specific needs.

Under the CableFree banner, Future Digital offers an end-to-end service that includes:

  • Feasibility and network design
  • RF design and planning
  • Product trials and training
  • Support – three-tiered model
  • Onsite support as required
  • Rapid response, 24/365 availability
  • Full turnkey service.

CableFree high capacity 10 Gbps MMW solutions have the following features:

  • MMW operates between traditional 6-38 GHz microwave radios and FSO
  • Longer ranges than FSO with high reliability Uses MMW bands 71-76 & 81-86 GHz
  • FCC already allocated in 2003
  • ETSI already allocated, UK by OFCOM Distances up to 5-20 km
  • Depends on rain rate, data rate and band high-capacity systems
  • 10 Gbps Ethernet up to 40 Gbps aggregate
  • 1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
  • 5 Gbps, 5 Gbps, 10 Gbps versions available
  • 22 Gbps CPRI interface for cellular front-haul ‘pencil-beam’ 0.6-1.2° (9 – 18mRad)
  • Compact antenna sizes 30 and 60cm
  • SNMP and web management.

Users benefit from increased resilience and capacity using CableFree MMW 2+0. A single MMW radio on antenna gives 1+0; two MMW radios + duplexer gives 2+0 configuration

There are clear advantages of upgrading to 2+0:

  • Double the capacity using 2+0 configuration
  • Increase resilience and availability (backup link).

The low-profile, small footprint flat-panel antenna is ideal for urban sites where large parabolic antennas may be not permitted. The advantages of the CableFree MMW flat panel antenna is:

  • Smaller equipment size: 28cm antenna
  • Improved aesthetics for urban spaces – doesn’t look like a ‘dish’
  • Lower wind loading on masts and towers
  • Wider beamwidth to compensate for monopole/mast flexing.

Applications for CableFree MMW technology include:

  • Telecom last-mile
  • GSM, 3G and 4G/LTE networks
  • Wireless CCTV
  • Corporate private networks
  • Defence and national security
  • Metropolitan Area Networks
  • Broadcast HDTV
  • Disaster recovery
  • Mobile and temporary links
  • Broadband wireless internet
  • Special events.

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