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Published on February 4th, 2015 | by David Frith


Ubiquiti Announce the New Ubiquiti airFiber 5X

4Gon Solutions are proud to confirm that Ubiquiti networks have launched a revolutionary new product, the new Ubiquiti airFiber 5x. The unit boasts a smaller form factor to previous incarnations and improved range at a cost effective price. 

Purpose-built from the ground up, airFiber X is a ruggedised outdoor Point-to-Point radio platform designed for the global unlicensed frequency bands. With expected range exceeding 200km+, throughput of 500Mbps+.

We disrupted the wireless carrier backhaul market with our airFiber launch in 2012, providing this technology at prices ranging from tens of thousands to the low thousands of dollars,” said Robert J. Pera, CEO of Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. “Now, airFiber X will truly democratize this technology for the world with prices in the hundreds of dollars”.

I believe airFiberX will prove to be just as technologically impactful as it is price disruptive for our industry. Nearly all system solutions in our industry today are built using standards-based chipsets (such as 802.11 Wi-Fi) that are designed for short-range indoor environments and then modified for long-range outdoor links. airFiber is different – it has been designed from the foundation down to the chip-level, and every element of the radio architecture is specifically chosen for outdoor unlicensed frequency bands and long-range outdoor operation. As a result, we are seeing airFiber radio links performing spectacularly in real-world deployments where traditional solutions exceedingly fail to meet expectations.”

Alexis Argent, Founder and Director of 4Gon Solutions said,

We are very excited about the new Ubiquiti airFiber 5x. The product features a 200km+ range and throughput of 500Mbps. This is a great innovative product from Ubiquiti”

Deployment Flexibility

The compact form factor allows the AF‑5X to be used with airFiber Slant 45 antennas, or instantly upgrade a Rocket link that uses a RocketDish RD‑5G30/RD‑5G34* antenna.

5 GHz Carrier Backhaul for the World

The AF-5X features industry-leading 10.6 bps/Hz spectral efficiency, covering the entire 5 GHz spectrum with one radio, and delivering up to 500+ Mbps real throughput and 200+ km range.

Optimal Operation in Unlicensed Bands

Channel width flexibility allows you to independently configure TX and RX channel frequencies and place them anywhere within the radio band to avoid local interference. You also have the ability to program different uplink and downlink duty cycles to support asymmetric traffic requirements.

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