10Gbps MMW Link Installed on 10 km Distance
ELVA-1 PPC-10G 10Gbps MMW link has been installed for ISP application first time in the industry. Based on the latest 10Gbps Millimeter Wave wireless technology, this link connects two network segments on the distance of 10.2 km (6.3 miles).
During the recent upgrade of network infrastructure, ISP decided to install this 10 Gbps outdoor millimeter wave radio link for connection to the newly serviced residential area. The fibre optics alternative has also been considered but postponed as required much more time for installation. In busy cities, fibre optics is usually installed in ducts underground, but digging in the ground is hard to do and expensive during the winter.
The PPC-10G broadband link provides full-duplex data rates of up to 10 Gbps in a single, zero-footprint, all-outdoor solution. Among ISP applications like in the case of Fiord company, the link is intended for Security/Safe City applications, 4G/LTE Backhaul, Corporate Campus Networks, and IPTV.
10 Gigabit millimeter wave (MMW) technology is the best choice for wireless connectivity on distances over 1 mile where free-space optics becomes unreliable, especially in situations where fibre optics is not unavailable or too expensive. Moreover, the additional benefit of PPC-10G is in the fact that radio units are installed on sites owned by the customer, therefore bringing the connectivity under full control and management of the user and not dependable on fiber optics operator.
An additional advantage of millimeter wave technology is that up to four PPC-10G parallel links may be installed at the same point-to-point locations, and aggregated into one 40 Gbps channel with no mutual interference. PPC-10G utilizes Ethernet protocol, which is the evolving standard for switches and routers available from a variety of telecommunication equipment manufacturers.
“Right now, the PPC-10G link has been installed on 10.2 km distance. Probably, this case is the longest E-band 10 Gigabit wireless link installation in the world,” said ISP’s CIO. “Snow and minus degrees’ weather is not a problem at all for this millimeter wave radio. We have remote control and monitoring to link’s transceiver components, and see that the temperature inside the radio cases is within the allowed limits.”
Founded in 1993, ELVA-1 is well-known player in industrial and scientific instrumentation markets as a supplier of components and systems for frequencies from 30 GHz to 1THz. Since 2000, ELVA-1 designs and manufactures ultra high-speed radio links according to ECC and FCC requirements. The link operating frequencies include 40.5-43.5GHz, 71-76 & 81-86 GHz, and 92-95 GHz with emphasis on 71-76 & 81-86 GHz as FCC streamlined licensing rules for E-band. Similarly, European regulations CEPT channel plan (ECC Recommendation (05)07) for 71-76GHz and 81-86GHz frequency bands radios open EU wireless fronthaul, backhaul and network extension markets for point-to-point fixed wireless systems (FWS).