March 5, 2018
Q: Can Extra High Power (EHP) Radios Reduce Need for Space Diversity (SD) in Microwave Networks?
February 21, 2018
Multiband backhaul links consist of running multiple channels at different frequency bands on a single link to improve capacity and reliability. Currently there are several products in the market (or in development) that are using a combination of E-band and microwave frequencies. An alternative is to take advantage of the larger channels of higher frequency bands (ex: 32 GHz) and better RF performance of lower frequency bands (Ex: 11 GHz) within the traditional microwave range.
February 20, 2018
TIA 222 standard provides tower designers with the design criteria and analysis procedures to design telecommunication tower structures. Rev-H is the latest version in a standard with a long evolution. The TIA-222 tower standard is critical to the safety and maximum equipment loads that structures can support. Rev-H was finalized late in 2017 and will take effect in most jurisdictions within the next two years.
November 30, 2017
There has been significant growth in backhaul products operating in millimeter frequency range recently. Being subject to rain attenuation, and because different environments can have different characteristic attenuations, careful and precise calculation of theoretical distances is critical.
October 18, 2017
Building advanced utility communications networks requires a solution with superior performance that spans both fiber and microwave to meet the wide variability in terrain while improving overall cost and reliability.
October 11, 2017
Multi-band backhaul links consist of running multiple channels at different frequency bands (typically 70/80G + 6-23G) on a single link to improve capacity and reliability. These links essentially operate like an extended ACM solution – giving more reliability than E-band and more capacity than the lower frequency channel operating independently.
September 8, 2017
Utility networks are going through massive transformations towards next generation conduits for new applications and critical data.
July 19, 2017
Aviat has been rolling out free microwave path engineering software to customers and partners in varying forms since 1986. You may have been familiar with Starlink software – which estimated multipath performance and rain availability for line-of-sight 5-38GHz digital microwave radio hops and was designed specifically for initial path estimates.
June 27, 2017
In recent years the microwave industry has made great progress in capacity evolution – actually we’ve seen somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 times increase in microwave capacity over the past 10 years. In doing so, microwave has proven itself to meet the capacity of LTE and LTE-A applications and with some new evolutions to enable multi-gigabit links, is now well positioned for 5G as well.
March 10, 2017
Aviat: The American Microwave Company and The Trusted Choice for State-Wide Microwave Networks
Aviat is the #1 provider of microwave and microwave routing systems to state/local government networks nationwide with 25 of 50 state-wide networks running Aviat equipment.
February 24, 2017
This large western US state had a longtime relationship with a microwave radio vendor and would have continued buying from them if their radios and support evolved with the State’s needs. However, over time its needs changed and it had to have more capabilities from its communications network. But it did not want to unnecessarily build new sites and erect costly new towers.
January 23, 2017
In microwave communications—as in all electronic communications mediums—operators trend toward the latest technologies (e.g., IP/MPLS). They all have conditioning to think that newer is better. And by and large that’s right.
However, when it comes to IP/MPLS—one of the most advanced packet technologies—you need to handle this concept with care. Especially in a mixed infrastructure that includes microwave, fiber and other potential backhaul transport.