San Bernardino County uses Aviat Eclipse radios to establish communications for the Victorville Fairgrounds Field Hospital quickly

Aviat Networks and the San Bernardino County Information Services Department teamed up in early April to provide critical communications in support of a new field hospital at the San Bernardino Fairgrounds. The hospital will provide relief for any medical facility overflow that occurs in the county during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fairgrounds are in Victorville, alongside Interstate 15 in southeastern California and around forty miles from the county seat of San Bernardino. The new hop will link staff and bedside healthcare providers at the fairgrounds Convention Hall to the people, data, and resources needed to treat patients and save lives. Continue reading

Get proactive – Identify microwave link interference before it takes your network down

For more than two years now, the FCC has been evaluating the necessity and feasibility of opening up the 6 GHz band to unlicensed users of a wide variety of devices. They’ve published multiple notices of their findings, and on April 2, 2020, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a draft version of the official rules, allowing unlicensed operation in the 6 GHz band—over the entire 1,200 MHz spectrum of that band. A final vote on April 23 opened the door to Wi-Fi 6e. Continue reading

How to protect mission critical communication links from Wi-Fi 6E interference

Point-to-point microwaves links are the de facto standard for connecting infrastructure over vast distances quickly and cost-effectively. Lower frequencies, like 6 GHz, allows a network to span long distances with high capacity while maintaining robust availability, especially during rain fade. These characteristics have led to rapid, widespread adoption with more than 40000 links in the 6 GHz frequency band deployed across the US. Continue reading

INFOGRAPHIC: Microwave is an ideal solution for Private LTE backhaul transport

The evolution of applications, services and demands on private broadband networks are creating new requirements for coverage and agility. The backhaul network has to be smarter, simpler and more cost effective to be able to handle the challenge of connecting any device, anywhere. Microwave offers reliability and security, data speeds that make new capabilities possible. Plus, Aviat’s Private LTE backhaul offers much lower CAPEX and OPEX compared to other solutions, such as fiber or leased lines. There are several key considerations to keep in mind when you develop your private LTE network. Find more information, download our infographic Continue reading

Aviat’s WTM 4000 is recognized as the first Telecom Infra Project (TIP)-compliant wireless backhaul multi-band solution

In February, Aviat announced the availability of its transport products that conform to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Wireless Backhaul Project Group specification. Aviat’s products include a modular architecture that allows for an integrated multi-band (E-Band + Microwave) solution with open netconf/yang interfaces. The TIP Wireless Backhaul specification was developed by the Wireless Backhaul Project Group within TIP in collaboration with the world’s premier mobile operators, including Axiata, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, TIM Brazil, and MTN. Continue reading

Revolutionizing 5G Mission Critical Transport Networks (Part 2)

Part 1 of our “Revolutionizing 5G Mission Critical Transport Networks” blog post series addressed microwave versus fiber as the better solution for mission critical 5G. We now continue our exploration focusing on mission critical use cases. Many critical applications, such as connected/autonomous cars, industrial Internet of Things (IoT), M2M, and public safety applications, require consistent reliability from their mobile networks. Under threat of multi-day outages from disasters and other types of network downtime and service outages, mobile networks must ensure the reliability and resiliency needed for 5G operation and its critical missions. Continue reading

Recap of UK WISPA 2020: Delivering Superfast Broadband to Rural Communities in the UK

Author: Stuart Little, Director, International Product Line Marketing

On the 16th of January this year, Aviat attended our first UK Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (UKWISPA) Members Meeting in London. Aviat recently joined the organization as a Gold Technology Partner. The meeting was held in London and attended by more than 100 delegates from all over the UK and abroad. UKWISPA is the official trade body recognized by UK authorities and seeks to promote the interests of the industry and ensure that services provided by members are of the highest standards possible. “There is a fiber political focus on full-fiber at this time, and this will result in many areas of the UK feeling left behind, as fiber overbuild will target premises with FTTC, creating a ‘gigabit or nothing’ scenario,” stated David Burns, Chairman of UKWISPA. “We will be lobbying for a voucher scheme that provides 100 or 200 Mbps connectivity into the properties that will be left behind by the next wave of fiber deployment.” Continue reading

FWCC Webinar Recap: Potential problems permitting unlicensed RLAN operations in the 6 GHz band

As many readers are aware, the FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding RLAN operation within the 6 GHz bands. Over the last two and a half years, the FWCC has dedicated itself to protecting fixed links from t in these bands. Understandably so, this is especially important given the diversity of fixed link users in the 6 GHz bands; among others, utility companies, oil and gas companies, and local government agencies, including those dealing with public safety, have large numbers of 6 GHz links that perform unique and crucial tasks. There are approximately 97,000 fixed links in the 6 GHz bands. Continue reading