The Global Pandemic: A Catalyst for Rural Connectivity

Demand for broadband services to unserved or underserved rural communities has been a topic among governments worldwide for more than two decades. While there has been some government funding directed toward rural connectivity in prior years, the global COVID-19 pandemic has increased the urgency to close the digital divide. Continue reading

Want to Lower Your Total Cost for Rural Broadband and 5G? Consider Multi-Band

Is traditional microwave dead? With the advent of Multi-Band, it could be. Why accept an old solution when you can have so much more by combining E-Band and traditional microwave into a single-box unit. Governments are taking action across the world to connect homes and businesses in rural areas to the rest of the world. From the 7-year action plan devised by National Broadband Ireland (NBI) to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) $9.2 billion newly implemented Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, there is a worldwide focus on the connectedness of rural areas. As capacity demands increase rapidly for rural broadband networks, a better solution than traditional microwave is needed. Continue reading

BBNet Chooses Aviat for Rural Broadband in Ireland

In March 2020, Ireland was preparing for lockdown, placing additional strain on rural networks. Enter BBnet, an ISP operating in Ireland; Irish Wireless, equipment distributor; and Aviat Networks. The three companies teamed together to design and plan a new link that delivered rural broadband services to parts of County Limerick in a few weeks. Continue reading

Aviat selected as one of the “best-positioned suppliers” for OpenSoftHaul (OSH) global RFI

When it comes to delivering the best in wireless backhaul solutions, Aviat sets the bar high, and now we have been selected as one of the “best-positioned suppliers” for the OpenSoftHaul (OSH) global RFI sponsored by Telecom Infra Project’s Wireless Backhaul Project Group (WBH PG). Continue reading

Achieve seamless switchover with single-box multi-band vs. multi-box multi-band

Some multi-box Multi-Band solutions currently available on the market fail to provide a seamless switchover between the traditional microwave and E-band frequencies when the E-band portion becomes unavailable—leading to reduced capacity and the need for manual intervention to correct the link’s performance. Continue reading

5 ways to improve your all-outdoor microwave radio buying process

Most radio buying processes haven’t changed for years. Some orders are still placed by picking up the phone, emailing a request, waiting for a response, and then juggling multiple POs. It’s such a long process to manage from start to finish. Aviat Store solves all those issues and more. Continue reading

Whitepaper: FAS Finds Interference…Now What?

Aviat’s new service offering helps you quickly find and address interference issues to protect your network. Aviat’s FAS (Frequency Assurance Software) offers sophisticated, well-tested monitoring and analysis of unlicensed 6 GHz—and can trigger corrective action to protect link stability. Continue reading

Part 1: Aviat’s System Gain Advantage and the Positive Impact on your Microwave Network’s Total Cost of Ownership

One of the most significant contributors to the total cost of ownership of a microwave transmission network is the antenna sub-system. Continue reading

How Africell Sierra Leone enhanced the capacity of its 26 link backbone with 4×4 MIMO

The backbone deployment consisted of
26 links
all utilizing the same 4×4 MIMO configuration.

Africell Sierra Leone is a mobile network operator in West Africa with over 4 million subscribers who had just launched 4G in 2018 on their radio access network. This launch caused capacity constraints on the transport layer of their network. Continue reading

What to look for in a microwave radios and accessories online store

Whether you need to buy one microwave link, one hundred or who knows – one thousand!? You want the ordering process to go as smoothly as possible, and you want a one-stop-shop where you can purchase your radios, antennas, licenses and accessories. When selecting your microwave online store you’ll want to look for specific features including:

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