By Terry Ross, PLM Director
When considering a Multi-Band solution, users are usually interested in accessing the multi-gigabit high capacities available at the millimetre-wave frequency bands at 80 GHz, supported by the robust operation of microwave radio. A tightly integrated radio solution that provides a seamless single transport interface for users makes Multi-Band a no-brainer for Mobile Service Providers, WISPs and Private Network operators.
So how difficult is it to plan for a Multi-Band solution? A designer has two choices: (1) look at a vendor-agnostic path planning tool like Pathloss and run separate microwave and millimetre-wave path calculations across a given path to work out the best solution; or (2) use an integrated tool like Aviat Design that provides a simultaneous view of the microwave and millimetre-wave performance in a single view. And in this way the user quickly sees what the total realistic capacity is, and what the typical minimum capacity would be when the path degrades to a point where the millimetre-wave is completely lost.
And when it comes to planning, it’s as easy as 99.999%, right? Or 99.995%? In reality, designing to such strict objectives on a Multi-Band link means you will be missing out on most of the benefits!
The key concepts of Multi-Band are:
- Utilise the high capacities in millimetre-wave bands
- Protect the link operation with robust microwave bands
- Deliver a hitless single transport experience to the user
- High capacity over longer distances than can be achieved with E-Band alone
- Lower Total Cost of Ownership for high-capacity links, particularly operators who pay high microwave spectrum fees.
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- June 2, 2021
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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.
- December 23, 2020
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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.
- September 24, 2020
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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.