Digicel and Aviat establish 166km link in Papua New Guinea between its two largest cities

In 2015, PNG outlined its Vision 2050, committing the government to promote the social and economic development of the nation by that date. National leaders spoke of W.W. Rostow’s five-stage model of development. The second of those stages is all important: the building of infrastructure necessary for the success of all sectors of economic and social life, which includes manufacturing, technology, transportation, and communication. Continue reading

Top 5 actions a Licensed Microwave Operator should take in response to the new 6 GHz RLAN initiative (Wi-Fi 6E)

RLAN (Radio Local Area Network), a regulator’s technical term for Wi-Fi, got a new update in 2020, with FCC opening a 1,200 MHz of channel bandwidth between 5.925 GHz and 7.125 GHz. This operation of unlicensed devices across the current 6 GHz band enables the next generation of wireless broadband called Wi-Fi 6E. Continue reading

New Enhancements to Aviat Design

Our free Aviat Design tool is continually being enhanced to make your link design as smooth and efficient as possible. We are certain you will find these new features useful. Take a look at them below, or better yet – sign in or register for Aviat Design today to take the new feature for a spin at www.aviatcloud.com.

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WiFi Interference on Microwave: Laboratory testing observations and conclusions

By Sergio Licardie, VP of Advanced Technologies and Innovation at Aviat Networks

The FAS expert system is designed to use several rules to determine if interference is happening in any of the radio links registered for monitoring in the application. As part of the overall design and implementation efforts, Aviat has conducted many laboratory tests that were intended to determine the effects of different types of interferer signals in point to point microwave links. These tests allowed not only for a better understanding of how the performance parameters of the radio link were being affected in the presence of interference; but also to the creation, validation, and refinement of the rules that were implemented in the FAS expert system. As we understand more about the impact interferers can cause to the radio links, the expert system rules will be refined, and new rules will be added. This process will be part of the overall expert system learning and evolution. Continue reading

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