Published on March 27th, 2017 | by Max Argent0
Bridgewave Unveils 1-Gigabit, Ultra-low Cost Ultra High Gain 80 GHz Radio System for Internet Service Providers
Small, lightweight Flex4G-1000 offers longest range, multiple antenna options for quick and easy deployment, faster ROI
BridgeWave Communications, a market leader and pioneer in wireless backhaul systems, has unveiled the BridgeWave Flex4G-1000 (FL4G-1000), an ultra-low cost 70/80GHz millimeter wave system delivering 1Gbps full-duplex data throughput per radio and the highest system gain of any 80GHz radio on the market. The FL4G-1000, available in both ANSI and ETSI versions, is ideal for wireless internet service providers (ISPs) and others seeking gigabit connectivity with carrier-class features and ease of installation at industry-leading price points.
The FL4G-1000 is lightweight and ultra-compact to minimize installation and connectivity costs, and features carrier-grade Ethernet switch functionality, hitless adaptive rate modulation, and ultra-low power consumption with support for both POE and direct DC power feed. FL4G-1000 (ANSI/ETSI) offers direct mount antenna options from 12″ (30cm) to 36″ (90cm) for extreme system ranges and availabilities. FL4G-1000, ETSI only, is also available with an integrated low profile 8″ (20cm) antenna to further simplify installation and provide an ultra-low visibility solution for metro applications. The FL4G-1000 provides ISPs with all the functionality they need for quick deployment and the opportunity to increase subscriber revenue.
BridgeWave continues to bring high performance solutions at low prices to deliver substantial return-on-investment to customers in different market verticals, and the Flex4G-1000 is the latest example,” said Hesham El-Adly, product marketing manager for BridgeWave. “Wireless internet service providers can easily upgrade their networks to one-gigabit-per-second capacity with the carrier-class features and functionality that BridgeWave is known for, at a price that makes great business sense.
The FL4G-1000 is available for immediate order and shipment.
BridgeWave offers a wide portfolio of solutions from 1Gbps to 10Gbps to address the diverse applications and price points in the market. FL4G products have been designed with the same antennas, form factors, and common feature implementation, allowing customers to upgrade from lower capacity to higher capacity radios with minimal disruption to the network equipment through BridgeWave’s upgrade program.
BridgeWave radios support 60GHz, 70/80GHz, and 6-42GHz frequency bands, and all BridgeWave radios have been designed specifically to boost network capacity and ease network expansion. In the coming months, BridgeWave will announce two more products that are feature-rich, and deliver ultra-high capacity at remarkable price points. The first is a high capacity licensed microwave system with unique features enabling faster ROI to operators, and the next is an 80GHz system which will deliver 10Gbps capacity for true fiber replacement, along with unique technology to significantly improve bandwidth utilization.
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