Siklu widens small cell connectivity solutions beyond backhaul

Siklu augments capabilities of its EtherHaul-600T flagship V-band small cell for Wi-Fi, security, business and residential services

Siklu widens small cell connectivity solutions beyond backhaul

Siklu has boosted the capabilities of its EtherHaul-600T flagship V-band system, best known for its small cell backhaul functionality, the company announced today (6 October 2014).

The EtherHaul-600T is now ready to provide street level gigabit wireless connectivity to Wi-Fi access points, security devices, businesses, and residential complexes.

The gigabit radio operates over the unlicensed 60GHz (V-band) spectrum, in uncongested and interference-free frequencies, and provides a low-cost street level solution.

Siklu said demand for high-capacity street level connectivity is expanding beyond the rapidly growing small cell backhaul market. Wi-Fi networks, security networks, business–to-business, and residential services also require future-proof gigabit capacity solutions, in order to minimise technician visits and to perform reliably in the long term.

The EtherHaul-600T combines gigabit throughput with easy installation and high reliability, and can be deployed on any type of street furniture, from lighting poles to traffic lights to building facades. Providing a future-proof long-term solution with a high RoI, it’s the ideal solution for many markets.

“We see the EtherHaul-600T as a unique street level connectivity solution,” said Shahar Peleg, director of product management and marketing at Siklu. “Aside from the truly small size – the smallest in the world – and always-available spectrum, we have found that a big challenge in street level installations is the limited access to street furniture.

"But with the EtherHaul-600T radio, Siklu has made it possible for any installer, even one with no telco expertise, to deploy it. This makes it far easier to achieve mass deployments and meet many last mile challenges.”

“We have already transformed the millimeter wave market with our all-silicon E-band radio, and now we’re going to shake up the street level connectivity market,” said Siklu’s vice president of global sales, Zeev Farkash. “Driving down costs of street level connectivity and reducing installation challenges are key to opening up new markets, and we’ve addressed both with our EtherHaul-600T.”

The EtherHaul-600T is FCC, IC (Industry Canada - pending), ETSI, and CE approved. The product is widely available through Siklu distributors worldwide. Siklu will showcase the EtherHaul-600T at IP Expo in London this week (8-9 October 2014).

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