Part 1: How ready is the world for 5G?

5G is fast becoming a reality in many parts of the world. According to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), 461 operators in 137 countries/territories are now investing in 5G, including trials, licenses acquisition, planning, deployment, and launches. Of those, 176 operators in 72 countries/territories had launched one or more 5G services. Continue reading

Multi-Band and Differentiated Availability – a Surefire Advantage for Backhaul Networks

5G and rural broadband networks are on track to quickly outgrow the capabilities of microwave-only backhaul solutions. Taking a different, more flexible approach to backhaul planning and availability targets will be key to keep pace with capacity demands and control costs. Continue reading

Aviat Puts the Plus in A2C+

Demand for mobile data is soaring, and microwave is seen as the primary transport medium in rural and suburban areas. Aviat’s WTM 4000 enables double capacity (2+0) microwave links by housing two transceivers, two diplexers, and a 3dB coupler in one compact all-outdoor solution. Continue reading

The Aviat Disaster Recovery Plan: How to be Ready When Adversity Strikes Your Network

Natural or man-made disasters don’t provide advance warnings and when they occur, they can immediately and significantly impact networks. Fallen trees, bridge outages, and construction catastrophes can cut fiber. High winds can destroy microwave antennas and RF units. Floods can topple overhead lines and wreck equipment depots. Fires can destroy equipment sheds. Terrorist attacks and acts of vandalism can bring down a network in seconds.

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VIDEO DEMO: How Aviat Multi-Band Hitless Support Safeguards High Priority Traffic

One of the great advantages of Aviat’s unique one-box WTM 4800 multi-band solution, apart from the exceptional ease of use and TCO savings, is Aviat’s patented Layer 1 Link Aggregation (L1LA) algorithm. This unique innovation ensures that your most important high priority traffic is preserved without interruptions, frame drops, or bit errors, even when the E-Band channel degrades and drops out of service altogether due to rain fading. Continue reading

Stretching 11 GHz Links for Higher Capacity without Compromises

In this highly digitized broadband world, the demand for network capacity is always rising. Wireless internet service providers and mobile operators are all finding their customers demanding more bandwidth. Even utilities and local governments use more network bandwidth as they deploy surveillance cameras and other high-demand applications. Long-haul microwave links play a key role in delivering network capacity, and 6 GHz and 11 GHz frequencies are popular choices. Continue reading

Lowering TCO with All-Indoor, Single Antenna 6+11 GHz Multi-Band

With the current landscape of network economics and challenges associated with capacity and spectrum, having multiple tools for link deployments, capacity growth, and future-proofing are necessary. In this blog, we’ll discuss the concept of Microwave Multi-Band, or the use of two different microwave frequency bands over one link, and specifically the combination of 6 GHz and 11 GHz. Continue reading

Accelerating Network Turn-up Time

In today’s increasingly connected world, speed is king. Companies that can react, adapt, plan, and execute quickly maximize the opportunities presented by change. However, speed in procurement is difficult to gain without a strong, reliable partner who recognizes the value of time and efficient order processing. A perfect example of this is with the partnership between ISPs and Aviat, quickly and efficiently meeting the growing needs of high-speed broadband in rural and underserved areas across the globe using the Aviat Store, a fast and efficient platform to buy microwave radios, antennas, licenses, and accessories online — completely self-serve. Continue reading