How Africell Sierra Leone enhanced the capacity of its 26 link backbone with 4×4 MIMO

The backbone deployment consisted of
26 links
all utilizing the same 4×4 MIMO configuration.

Africell Sierra Leone is a mobile network operator in West Africa with over 4 million subscribers who had just launched 4G in 2018 on their radio access network. This launch caused capacity constraints on the transport layer of their network. Continue reading

What to look for in a microwave radios and accessories online store

Whether you need to buy one microwave link, one hundred or who knows – one thousand!? You want the ordering process to go as smoothly as possible, and you want a one-stop-shop where you can purchase your radios, antennas, licenses and accessories. When selecting your microwave online store you’ll want to look for specific features including:

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Field Test Report: Aviat Participates in Field Testing on 6 GHz Unlicensed Devices with Ameren and EPRI

Aviat, Ameren, EPRI unlicensed to licensed radio interference field test report

In response to the FCC announcement of the expanded use of unlicensed equipment into the 6 GHz band, Aviat Networks, along with Ameren (utility operator with large Aviat install base) and EPRI (non-profit research & development organization), agreed to execute a series of field tests to determine potential impact unlicensed equipment could present into an existing microwave radio path. Continue reading

Did you know? …combining a microwave and millimeter wave solution can achieve significant savings on spectrum costs

Microwave spectrum cost is one of the largest TCO elements in many countries around the world, and as capacity demands grow, more spectrum is required. By combining a microwave and millimeter wave solution in the same product, like with Multi-Band, customers can achieve significant savings on spectrum costs. Continue reading

Digicel and Aviat establish 166km link in Papua New Guinea between its two largest cities

In 2015, PNG outlined its Vision 2050, committing the government to promote the social and economic development of the nation by that date. National leaders spoke of W.W. Rostow’s five-stage model of development. The second of those stages is all important: the building of infrastructure necessary for the success of all sectors of economic and social life, which includes manufacturing, technology, transportation, and communication. Continue reading

Top 5 actions a Licensed Microwave Operator should take in response to the new 6 GHz RLAN initiative (Wi-Fi 6E)

RLAN (Radio Local Area Network), a regulator’s technical term for Wi-Fi, got a new update in 2020, with FCC opening a 1,200 MHz of channel bandwidth between 5.925 GHz and 7.125 GHz. This operation of unlicensed devices across the current 6 GHz band enables the next generation of wireless broadband called Wi-Fi 6E. Continue reading

New Enhancements to Aviat Design

Our free Aviat Design tool is continually being enhanced to make your link design as smooth and efficient as possible. We are certain you will find these new features useful. Take a look at them below, or better yet – sign in or register for Aviat Design today to take the new feature for a spin at www.aviatcloud.com.

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WiFi Interference on Microwave: Laboratory testing observations and conclusions

By Sergio Licardie, VP of Advanced Technologies and Innovation at Aviat Networks

The FAS expert system is designed to use several rules to determine if interference is happening in any of the radio links registered for monitoring in the application. As part of the overall design and implementation efforts, Aviat has conducted many laboratory tests that were intended to determine the effects of different types of interferer signals in point to point microwave links. These tests allowed not only for a better understanding of how the performance parameters of the radio link were being affected in the presence of interference; but also to the creation, validation, and refinement of the rules that were implemented in the FAS expert system. As we understand more about the impact interferers can cause to the radio links, the expert system rules will be refined, and new rules will be added. This process will be part of the overall expert system learning and evolution. Continue reading