Microwave link capacity

Cryptographrix cryptographrix at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 18:26:26 UTC 2016

I do not have direct experience with this, but Ubiquiti's AirFiber 5 seems
like an applicable solution: https://www.ubnt.com/airfiber/airfiber5/

It runs around $1.000USD each

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 1:30 PM Jean-Francois Mezei <
jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca> wrote:

> In a context of providing rural communities with modern broadband.
> Reading some tells me that Microwave links can be raised to 1gbps. How
> common is that ?
> I assume that cell phone towers have modern microwave links (when not
> directly on fibre). What sort of capacity would typically be provided ?
> And in the case of a remote village/town served by microwave originally
> designed to handle just phone calls, how difficult/expensive is it to
> upgrade to 1gbps or higher capacity ? Just a change of radio ? or radio
> and antenna, keeping only the tower ?
> (keeping spectrum acquisition out of discussion as that is a whole other
> ball game).

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