Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS), the multipoint-to-multipoint wireless backhaul and transport systems provider, and FiberTower, the US developer of licensed wide-area millimetre wave service solutions, have announced today (4 October 2016) that FiberTower has received shipment of the CCS Metnet system, which will be deployed immediately.
With CCS Metnet, FiberTower is delivering to its customers a wireless backhaul, transport and 5G infrastructure solution that provides both line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight connectivity.
CCS Metnet is a self-organising microwave backhaul system that is FCC-certified for operation in the 24GHz spectrum band. Application opportunities for the 24GHz solution include small cell and fixed wireless broadband backhaul, and fibre extension.
“The FiberTower purchase marks the first delivery in North America of our 24GHz self-organising backhaul and transport system,” said CCS CEO and co-founder Steve Greaves. “We see in FiberTower a serious 24 GHz licensee and proven developer of millimetre wave small cell and 5G solutions that is dedicated to highly scalable service offerings.”
“CCS, as the world’s first creator of self-organising 24GHz broadband backhaul and transport systems, provides FiberTower with a low-profile, easy to deploy, multipoint-to-multipoint solution capable of half-gigabit throughput,” said Joseph Sandri, FiberTower co-president. “It provides our customers with carrier-grade broadband signal up to 2km from each unit.”
Each unit covers a 270-degree area and every 100 milliseconds sweeps the sector to look for other units to connect with. CCS said the Metnet solution meets key requirements for high capacity and low latency, reliability, rapid deployment and easy scalability at low cost, in a small, discreet design.