Microwave link capacity
robertg at garlic.com
Tue Apr 5 15:45:42 UTC 2016
How well does Siklu handle rain at closer to 1mi. range?
On 4/5/2016 7:08 AM, Huffman, Timothy wrote:
> Agree with Mike that WISPA is probably the place to get real world experience from people who make a living with microwave links.
> We use primarily Dragonwave (in FCC part 101 frequencies: 11, 18, and 23GHz), which can get ~600-800Mbpas over the air, depending primarily on channel width and distance. For shorter links (~1 mile), we use Siklu 80GHz, which can do 1-2Gbps over the air.
> Tim Huffman
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> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Mike Hammett
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> You might be better served with the lists over at wispa.org. Not saying the people here don't have the answers, but that's what those guys do.
> Mike Hammett
> Intelligent Computing Solutions
> Midwest Internet Exchange
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> Subject: Microwave link capacity
> 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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