DragonWave, the supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today (5 November 2014) announced that WIGO, a Lima-based Wi-Fi service provider, has deployed its technology in Peru.
DragonWave Horizon Quantum and Horizon Compact+ links will be used to interconnect base stations and MPLS nodes at speeds up to 800Mbps in the 18GHz and 13GHz frequency bands.
Horizon Compact+ is a ruggedized all-outdoor microwave product that delivers up to 1Gbps capacity in the 6 to 60GHz bands. Horizon Quantum is a split mount system that delivers up to 3Gbps throughput in the 6 to 38GHz bands.
WIGO currently deploys point-to-multipoint base stations that are backhauled using the Horizon Compact+ and Horizon Quantum microwave radios, providing a comparable, yet more economically viable, solution to fibre in a dense metro environment where live streaming and social networking activity by end users is rapidly increasing.
“Finding a microwave solution that provides high capacity and low latency on par with fiber was a key consideration in expanding our network capabilities while keeping an eye on CAPEX over the long term,” said Gustavo Cubas Rojas, CTO at WIGO.
“DragonWave’s solutions offered us the best overall opportunity to get to market quicker and provide the high capacity and performance to ensure our customers receive outstanding and reliable mobile service today and for the future.”
“DragonWave has continually pushed microwave technology forward so that service providers have optimal choices when considering backhaul solutions to expand their network capabilities,” said Peter Allen, president and CEO, DragonWave.
“WIGO is a great example of how to quickly deploy a microwave solution to meet burgeoning mobile capacity demand, and do so cost effectively and with the capability of leveraging the inherent interoperability of DragonWave solutions as networks grow.”