WTM 4800 E-Band and Multi-Band Radio Platform

WTM 4800 is a unique new radio platform for E-Band and Multi-Band 5G transport applications. WTM 4800 Multi-Band is the industry’s simplest Multi-Band solution which significantly lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to alternative Multi-Band solutions that rely on two, three and even four separate boxes.

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Did you know you can now design and purchase the WTM 4800 online in our AviatCloud? Click here to find out more.

WTM 4800 is available in three (3) product variants:

10 Gbps E-Band:

Single channel 80 GHz radio

20 Gbps E-Band:

Dual channel 80 GHz radio (with optional XPIC)

10 Gbps Multi-band:

Single integrated Multi-Band radio includes single channel 80 GHz plus a single or dual-channel microwave (6-42 GHz) support in one self-contained and integrated outdoor unit.

Aviat makes Multi-Band easy, here is how:

Single-box

Easier to buy, ship, install, configure, and maintain than competitor 2, 3 and even 4 box solutions

Aviat makes Multi-Band easy with WTM 4800

Multi-Band design solution

Aviat Design makes planning a multi-band link a snap. One view of capacity, reliability, antenna size for the link

Aviat makes Multi-Band easy with WTM 4800

E-commerce

Online quoting, purchasing through Aviat Store simplifies the purchasing process. Next day shipping*

Aviat makes Multi-Band easy with WTM 4800

*subject to stock availability

WTM 4800 is the most differentiated Multi-Band solution on the market today

The choice is clear – our “one-box” solution will save you money

Other available Multi-Band solutions require multiple radio units, as well as an indoor unit to perform traffic aggregation and user interfaces. The resulting solution is large and heavy, complex to order and ship, is more difficult to install, configure and maintain, consumes much more power, and can be more than 30% more expensive.

In contrast, Aviat’s WTM 4800 Multi-Band consists of just one highly integrated radio. Nothing else is needed apart from the antenna and a few cables.

 

Other Multi-Band solutions versus ours

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Multi-Band is essential to 5G

5G is all about mission critical use cases such as autonomous vehicles, remote healthcare, industrial machine-to-machine communications, which makes reliability a critical requirement for 5G transport networks. Multi-Band involves combining E-Band (70-80 GHz) with traditional microwave (6-42 GHz) on a single microwave link to drastically improve distance and reliability that can be typically achieved by E-Band alone.

With WTM 4800, Aviat now offers the industry’s simplest and most integrated Multi-Band solution.

Find out why Multi-Band is The Future of 5G Transport

Key Features:

  • Operating frequencies from 71-76, 81-86 GHz (E-Band), plus optional 15, 18, 23 GHz (Multi-Band). Additional microwave frequencies for Multi-Band can be considered upon request;
  • QPSK to 256QAM Modulation (E-Band);
  • Channel sizes from 250 to 2000 MHz (E-Band);
  • QPSK to 4096QAM Modulation (Microwave, Multi-Band);
  • Channel sizes from 7 to 112 MHz (Microwave, Multi-Band);
  • Dual microwave channel (Multi-Band) operation using Aviat A2C;
  • FDD operation;
  • Zero-footprint, all-outdoor design;
  • 4x user traffic ports, with electrical/PoE and optical interface options, including 1/2.5/10 GE;
  • Supported by Aviat Design tool for E-Band and Multi-Band link planning.

Design your Multi-Band links in AviatCloud

Aviat Design, Aviat’s cloud-based link planning application, supports WTM 4800 E-Band and Multi-band designs. Aviat Design is the industry’s first and only integrated Multi-band link design solution showing a combined view of availability and capacity for the link. This enables easy, fast, intuitive E-Band and Multi-Band designs (all specs included, no pathloss files to download or update, easy cloud access). Popular design tools will require 2 separate link calculations for Multi-Band, and will not result in a combined design for the link, making it virtually impossible to understand the expected link performance or capacity or estimate the proper antenna size. Aviat Design is FREE for use at www.aviatcloud.com.

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Built on our market-leading platform

Since it is built on our market-leading WTM 4000 platform, WTM 4800 shares all the same features and capabilities, including advanced 50 Gbit/s Carrier Ethernet switch, four user traffic ports, including 2x 10 GE/SFP+, 1 GE, and 1 GE/PoE, plus direct 48 VDC DC option, AES Encryption, Multi-Layer Header Compression, IEEE 1588v2 TC/BC, embedded SDN (Netconf/Yang) capability, and fully upgradeable by software to support IP/MPLS.


High Capacity + Availability: Multi-Band is the right solution for 5G backhaul White paper: High Capacity + Availability: Multi-Band is the right solution for 5G backhaul
Why? Microwave bands are limited in capacity, particularly in countries and bands where spectrum is limited due to congestion. Even if you can get additional frequencies, scaling capacity means aggregating multiple channels that results in high equipment costs and potentially expensive recurring spectrum fees. E-Band alone is not sufficient either. With more bandwidth available that enables higher capacities, E-Band suffers from a number of potential limitations, from short link distances and high susceptibility to rain outage and pole/tower sway to difficult and time-consuming installation/antenna alignment.
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WTM 4800 Multi-Band Infographic Infographic: WTM 4800 Multi-Band Infographic
Multi-Band involves combining E-Band (70-80GHz) with traditional microwave (6-42GHz) on a single microwave link, usually with a single antenna on each end. Multi-Band drastically improves availability and distance of E-Band links and addresses other issues like pole sway and antenna alignment. If you are thinking of E-Band or microwave, consider Multi-Band, in particular single-box Multi-Band. Check out our infographic to find out how single-box Multi-Band means high value at a cost that makes sense.
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WTM 4800 E-Band and Multi-Band Radio Platform Data sheet: WTM 4800 E-Band and Multi-Band Radio Platform
WTM 4800 is a unique new radio platform for E-Band and Multi-Band 5G transport applications. WTM 4800 Multi-Band is the industry’s first and only single box Multi-Band solution which significantly lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to alternative Multi-Band solutions that rely on two, three and even four separate boxes.
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Top 10 Benefits of a One-Box Multi-Band Solution

Author: Stuart Little, Director, International Product Line Marketing

Have you heard the buzz about Multi-Band? Multi-Band combines traditional microwave channel alongside an E-Band (80 GHz) channel, joining the capacity of the latter with the high availability of the former. Multi-Band makes E-Band carrier-class over longer distances, making it a much more viable and deployable solution for 5G backhaul.

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Consider Multi-Band for 5G
Multi-Band – The Future of 5G Transport
The Problem E-Band Lacks Availability in Some Cases

For years, E-Band has been touted as the next big thing. Likewise, 80GHz technology and solutions have been around for several years, yet the demand has not taken off. Why is that? Well, there are a few excellent reasons:

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Whitepaper: High Capacity + Availability: Multi-Band is the right solution for 5G backhaul

Author: Stuart Little, Director, International Product Line Marketing

Multi-Band, not microwave or millimeter-wave, is the solution for 5G Backhaul.

Why? Microwave bands are limited in capacity, particularly in countries and bands where spectrum is limited due to congestion. Even if you can get additional frequencies, scaling capacity means aggregating multiple channels that results in high equipment costs and potentially expensive recurring spectrum fees. E-Band alone is not sufficient either. With more bandwidth available that enables higher capacities, E-Band suffers from a number of potential limitations, from short link distances and high susceptibility to rain outage and pole/tower sway to difficult and time-consuming installation/antenna alignment.

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Design Your Multi-Band Links in AviatCloud

Aviat Design, Aviat’s cloud-based link planning application, supports WTM 4800 E-Band and Multi-band designs. Aviat Design is the industry’s first and only integrated Multi-band link design solution showing a combined view of availability and capacity for the link. This enables easy, fast, intuitive E-Band and Multi-Band designs (all specs included, no pathloss files to download or update, easy cloud access). Popular design tools will require 2 separate link calculations for Multi-Band, and will not result in a combined design for the link, making it virtually impossible to understand the expected link performance or capacity or estimate the proper antenna size. Aviat Design is FREE for use at www.aviatcloud.com.

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Multi-Band means high value at a cost that makes sense

Multi-Band involves combining E-Band (70-80GHz) with traditional microwave (6-42GHz) on a single microwave link, usually with a single antenna on each end. Multi-Band drastically improves availability and distance of E-Band links and addresses other issues like pole sway and antenna alignment. If you are thinking of E-Band or microwave, consider Multi-Band, in particular single-box Multi-Band. Check out our infographic below to find out how single-box Multi-Band means high value at a cost that makes sense.

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What analysts are saying about our Multi-Band solution

Earl Lum

President, EJL Wireless

The new WTM 4800 radio is about simplicity. The Multi-Band variant simplifies fronthaul/backhaul sites by reducing current configurations of multiple radios, cables, and a coupler to a single integrated radio unit. Additionally, the Multi-Band link planning tool on the AviatCloud simplifies the radio link design and planning down to six clicks of a mouse.

Emmy Johnson

Founder & Principal Analyst, Sky Light Research

Aviat recognized the need for cost efficient, reliable 10 Gbps backhaul and capitalized on it with the WTM 4800, which is a unique single-box Multi-Band radio design.  A single-box Multi-Band radio not only provides reliability, distance, and capacity, but also helps solve the OPEX business case by streamlining the amount of equipment (and thus cost) historically required for a Multi-Band solution.  Sky Light Research expects E-Band to be the sweet spot of the microwave radio market over the next five years, growing more than 200 percent by 2023.

Don Frey

Principal Analyst, , Ovum (an Informa company)

Service providers need lower total backhaul cost per gigabit, especially with 5G requiring less latency and greater transport bandwidth. Aviat Networks continues to lower the cost of installation, planning and operation by being first to provide an integrated Multi-Band 10Gb microwave product and a unique Multi-Band link design tool. In the next five years, Service providers will spend over $12B on 4G and 5G microwave backhaul including multi-carrier or multi-band equipment, so simplifying the design will be a winning strategy for service provider deployment.

Richard Webb

Associate Director of Mobile Transport Research, IHS Markit TMT (an Informa company)

Multi-Band is an important technology in meeting the capacity, latency and reliability requirements of 5G transport,” states Richard Webb, Associate Director of Mobile Transport Research at IHS Markit TMT (an Informa company). “Aviat’s new WTM 4800 single-box Multi-Band product offer microwave users flexibility for 5G backhaul applications, allow them to minimize the number of devices they need and control capital, deployment and operational expenses. Aviat Store and Aviat Design are also very important pieces of the Aviat value proposition.

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