Radios combine 11 and 13 GHz bands with 80 GHz E-band

May 27, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Radios combine 11 and 13 GHz bands with 80 GHz E-band
New radios enable longer distance links for 5G and rural broadband applications while driving down Total Cost of Ownership

Aviat Networks has announced the only single box, single antenna multi-band radios in the industry now combining 11 and 13 GHz microwave bands with 80 GHz E-Band. The WTM 4811 and WTM 4813 allow longer links with higher availability and give operators more powerful tools to expand their networks, avoid expensive fiber builds to deliver the highest capacity, and lower backhaul network Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

The WTM 4811 is ideal for operators in the US, where 11 GHz is a key band used for 5G and rural backhaul applications. Using this multi-band combination, operators can now support up to 10 Gbps in a single radio unit, a substantial increase from the 1.5 Gbps capacity supported in a single 11 GHz unit alone. In International regions, both the WTM 4811 and WTM 4813 provide improved multi-band performance and reach to deliver the needed capacity for new and upgraded 5G sites.

"Operators continue to seek network performance, capacity increases, and availability while lowering costs," said Peter Smith, CEO of Aviat Networks. "Our newest multi-band radios, which support 11 and 13 GHz, extend our leadership in multi-band solutions and deliver the highest value at the lowest TCO for our 5G and rural broadband customers.”

Other available multi-band systems require as many as four separate boxes. These systems are large and heavy, complex to order and ship, more difficult to install, configure and maintain, consume much more power, and can be as much as 30% more expensive.

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