COMSovereign, a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G communication systems, has announced that its DragonWave unit and Siklu, have officially introduced the “Extend” range of ultra high-capacity and long-range mmWave radios designed to reliably deliver multi-gigabit connections up to 6 miles (10 km) or more with fiber-equivalent reliability of 99.999%.
Extend represents the next evolution of reliable, multi-gigabit millimeter wave wireless access, combining the robust and highest power packet microwave technology of DragonWave’s Harmony product line with market-leading performance of Siklu’s EtherHaul™ E-Band (70/80 GHz) radios. With Extend, DragonWave and Siklu have introduced a single solution designed to address the need for long-range, ultra-high capacity, cost-effective and ultra-reliable wireless connectivity by mobile network operators, rural broadband and wireless internet service providers (WISPs), public safety organizations, as well as city, state, and local municipalities.
Siklu’s EtherHaul™ Extend18 and DragonWave’s Harmony Extend 80 are the first products in the new Extend line of dual band packet microwave radios. Extend combines a pair of Siklu multi-gigabit EtherHaul™ Kilo radios operating in the popular 70/80GHz bands with DragonWave’s Harmony EnhancedMC High Power carrier-grade packet microwave solutions operating in the licensed 18 GHz band, to provide unmatched communications range and reliability even in adverse weather situations.
With “single click” simplicity, thanks to adaptive modulation and advanced QoS of the EtherHaul™ integrated networking engine, during significant rain events, Extend automatically maintains the availability of high priority traffic, switching to the secondary radio hitlessly. After the rain cell has passed, the EtherHaul™ link will automatically revert to its previous capacity load with no loss of traffic. Thanks to Extend’s fully monitored, dual radio design, high-performance long- distance multigigabit capacity is both economical and easy to implement.