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.