Do you have…

High microwave spectrum costs, available e-band spectrum, and links shorter than 10 km?

If you answered “Yes” – switching to multi-band could save you up to $10K per link over 3 years.

The numbers don’t lie, see for yourself

To help you compare your options, give our Spectrum Savings Calculator a spin.

Too good to be true? It’s not.

Aviat has the only single-box multi-band solution on the market, which can lower your spectrum costs and lower other elements of the TCO too. Contact us to start saving.

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Lowering microwave spectrum cost with multi-band

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Millimeter Wave Microwave

Your current microwave spectrum cost is:

$ USD

Your spectrum cost with Multi-Band could be:

$ USD

Your estimated spectrum savings

(at the end of 3 years)

$ USD

Too good to be true? It’s not!

Did you know

Microwave spectrum cost is one of the largest TCO elements in many countries around the world, and as capacity demands grow, more spectrum is required.

By combining a microwave and millimeter wave solution in the same product, like with Multi-Band, customers can achieve significant savings on spectrum costs. Traffic can be offloaded from costly microwave spectrum onto a less expensive millimeter wave band while still maintaining the trusted reliability of microwave. In this case, compared with a microwave only solution where all 2 Gbps must be carried over expensive microwave spectrum, a lower TCO solution can be achieved using E-band and only taking 0.5 Gbps on costly microwave spectrum. E-band spectrum is 10x cheaper in many places.

Operators should not be deploying any microwave links <10 KM, and these should all move to Multi-Band.

Let’s take a quick look

Here are some countries where the millimeter wave spectrum cost is a drastically lower than that of the microwave spectrum. For example – as show below, the millemeter wave spectrum cost in South Africa is not even half a percent of the microwave cost.

Comparing 80 GHz e-band to 18 GHz microwave band – per 10km link / year


Achieve seamless switchover with single-box multi-band vs. multi-box multi-band White paper: 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. This paper intends to demonstrate how Aviat’s Multi-Band solution overcomes these limitations to support hitless traffic aggregation and restoration.
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Save Money. Lower your TCO Infographic: Save Money. Lower your TCO
What sets Aviat Networks’ microwave solutions apart from the competition?
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TWS successfully trials Aviat WTM 4800 multi-band solution during mid-winter Case study: TWS successfully trials Aviat WTM 4800 multi-band solution during mid-winter
In December 2019, TWS installed an Aviat WTM 4800 Multi-Band test link from their office in Twello, making a connection of over 6 kilometers to Deventer, in the Netherlands. The link capacity was designed to support 10 Gbps over an 80 GHz primary connection in parallel with an 18 GHz backup connection. Thanks to Aviat’s multi-band solution, which incorporates both radios inside a single outdoor unit (two frequencies in one unit), the cost of the equipment and installation are very economical.
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Safaricom deploys Aviat multi-band to dramatically lower their  backhaul TCO Case study: Safaricom deploys Aviat multi-band to dramatically lower their backhaul TCO
This case study details why Safaricom, the largest telecom company in Kenya, recently selected Aviat’s WTM 4800 multi-band radio platform to support their 5G backhaul rollout.
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Reduce your microwave spectrum cost and lower your TCO Reduce your microwave spectrum cost and lower your TCO
If you have high microwave spectrum costs, available e-band spectrum, and links shorter than 10 km - check out this infographic.
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Aviat's WTM 4800 Multi-Band is a Game-Changer for Wicked Fast and the Park City Area Case study: Aviat's WTM 4800 Multi-Band is a Game-Changer for Wicked Fast and the Park City Area
Wicked Fast Internet and Aviat Networks team up to deliver high-capacity internet to Park City and neighboring communities in Utah’s Upper East Canyon.
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On the Radar: Aviat Networks WTM 4800 Industry Reports: On the Radar: Aviat Networks WTM 4800
Ovum's "On the Radar" series highlights up-and-coming companies bringing potentially disruptive ideas, products, or business models to their markets. In this report, Don Frey, Principal Analyst of Transport and Routing with OVUM, shares his insights on our WTM 4800 Multi-Band solution.
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Multi-Band in the Real World – Case Study of Aviat’s Single Box Multi-Band Link Case study: Multi-Band in the Real World – Case Study of Aviat’s Single Box Multi-Band Link
Aviat Networks is pleased to announce that its new WTM 4815 multi-band backhaul solution has passed its first real world deployment with flying colors. The unit sailed through a battery of benchmarks under challenging weather conditions in a tropical climate. The link used the WTM 4815’s 80 GHz (E-Band) and 15 GHz (millimeter band) frequencies to deliver the best of both worlds over the link—a leap forward in capacity and throughput on one hand and enhanced link stability on the other.
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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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Part 1: There’s only one viable solution for 5G backhaul
Part 1: There’s only one viable solution for 5G backhaul

It’s pretty simple – network operators need to build more capacity to support active or future planned deployments of 5G. Even operators who don’t see 5G on the horizon yet are facing new capacity demands, whether they have 4G/LTE networks or are delivering rural broadband services using fixed wireless access.

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Stretching 11 GHz Links for Higher Capacity without Compromises
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.

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

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Accelerating Network Turn-up Time
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.

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The Global Pandemic:  A Catalyst for Rural Connectivity
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.

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

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

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

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What to look for in a microwave radios and accessories online store
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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Did you know? ...combining a microwave and millimeter wave solution can achieve significant savings on spectrum costs
Did you know? ...combining a microwave and millimeter wave solution can achieve significant savings on spectrum costs

Microwave spectrum cost is one of the largest TCO elements in many countries around the world, and as capacity demands grow, more spectrum is required. By combining a microwave and millimeter wave solution in the same product, like with Multiband radio, customers can achieve significant savings on spectrum costs.

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