The A060 Link from Athena Wireless is designed to solve the small-cell backhaul problem. Small and easy to deploy, it creates a high-capacity, simply deployed network backhaul bridge nearly anywhere. The Athena Wireless radios are the first fully digital gigabit millimeter-wave radios and maintain the smallest size and weight footprint of any millimeter-wave radio in the market to date, weighing only 5.5 pounds. The A060 Link provides 1000 Mbps full-duplex network throughput. which means a single bridge can easily provide the backbone connection between entire networks. The Link’s ease of deployment makes it a perfect solution, even for temporary network expansions, saving the cost of leased lines and VPNs. Weatherproof and industrial strength, the Link is a great solution for permanent network extensions. www.athenawave.com
BLiNQ Networks has launched the X-100, the first product in BLiNQ’s small-cell backhaul suite of solutions. The X-100 is a rapidly scalable, self-organizing system that eliminates capacity hotspots. It uses non-line-of-sight (NLOS) and point-to-multipoint technologies. The system provides a ubiquitous and cost-effective solution for heterogeneous network deployments. Operators are now able to deploy small cells exactly where they are needed while significantly reducing the time and expense associated with traditional backhaul solutions. The patent-pending solution provides carriers an easy-to-deploy, highly scalable backhaul service wherever they need to add capacity to meet the insatiable bandwidth demands of the mobile consumer. The solution is self-configuring and implements interference management technology to maximize capacity and reliability of wireless backhaul in true non-line-of-sight conditions.
The X-100 is a cost-effective solution providing 30 percent cost savings over line-of-sight microwave and millimeter-wave solutions, as well as a 55 percent cost reduction compared with fiber-optic backhaul. The solution is easily installed in less than 15 minutes by a single technician and is self-configuring, further reducing long-term operating costs. The solution offers breakthrough capacity of 83 Mbps in a 10-megahertz-wide bandwidth channel. www.blinqnetworks.com