DragonWave, a provider of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, has introduced the Avenue Link Lite small cell backhaul solution into its portfolio.
With a form factor of only 7.5 in square including antenna, the sub-6 GHz point-to-point microwave radio supports both licensed and unlicensed spectrum and is ideally suited for non-line-of-sight (NLOS) scenarios where obstructions are found between link endpoints.
The unit offers full scalability and is designed within specifications that ensure compliance with strict city-zoning regulations in order to blend into the urban landscape
The Avenue Link Lite is a single, all-outdoor unit and includes standard Ethernet interfaces and integrated antenna, making it easy to install and bring online. With DragonWave’s comprehensive network management system, the Avenue Link Lite can easily be configured and monitored remotely, helping lead to a quick return-on-investment for operators.
Streamlined functionality is further complimented by low power consumption (under 15W), PoE compatibility, reduced cabling requirements and in-band synchronization which eliminates the need for an external synchronization source. The high capacity and low latency capabilities of the Avenue Link Lite make it one of the first LTE-ready NLOS system.
Avenue Link Lite can be deployed using a tree topology, with macrocell traffic aggregation points on rooftops, or with tail, chain or small hub microsites at street level, which reduces interference and offers more flexible network connectivity, as well as simplifying network expansion and helping to ensure protected network architectures.
DragonWave will be showcasing the Avenue Link Lite at Mobile World Congress, 25-28 February in Barcelona Spain, at booth #5H47.