The PPC-10G-E radio confirmed its ability to be installed at E-band range limits.
Arctic version of PPC-10G-E E-band radio was installed for connection between two network segments on record hop of 15 km (9.3 mi) over over the floodplain of a northern river.
For the installation of 10 Gbps wireless channel between two segments of customer’s corporate network, Arctic version of PPC-10G-E radio was installed. The installation process has been done by customer’s engineers according to radio manual and remote support. At customer place, the network segments were divided by large floodplain, which caused the difficulty for fiber laying. One more factor to use the radio against fiber digging was extremely cold climate of the place, with temperatures down to -40°C (-40F) or even worst for most of the year.
Customer’s reps said about the operation of the PPC-10G equipment: “We decided to use this 10GE radio to provide the company’s employee camp residing in the shift housing complex with IPTV (more than 100 TV channels) and high-speed Internet access. The length of the hop is about 15 km. We got the special Arctic modification of the radio, which has increased working distance. Currently, we have assembled and launched this radio, and also established communication at speed of 10 Gbps on such long distance”.
According to ELVA documentation, the Arctic version of PPC-10G-E radiolink is designed to provide 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection at E-band of millimeter wave spectrum. The equipment has built-in automatic heating module and is intended for northern regions like Alaska, Siberia, Northern Europe, Iceland and Greenland where frozen ground causes difficulty for fiber digging. The cold climate with mostly snow and very rare rains (if ever happen) allows to extend the link distance for reliable 10GE connection up to 15-16 km (up to 10 miles).
Founded in 1993, ELVA-1 is well known player at industrial and scientific instrumentation markets as 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. Similar, European regulations CEPT channel plan (ECC Recommendation (05)07) for 71-76GHz and 81-86GHz frequency bands radios opens EU wireless fronthaul, backhaul and network extension markets for point-to-point fixed wireless systems (FWS).