Microcell and backhaul portfolio covers full range of frequencies from 2.3 GHz to 80 GHz

May 02, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
DragonWave has expanded its portfolio to deliver broader frequency coverage and extended application support. Augmenting an existing full range of proven, innovative products, DragonWave now adds the Horizon S-Series, a sub-6 GHz radio suited for non-line-of-sight applications such as those required for public safety and state and local governments, as well as certain microcellular backhaul applications.

The cost advantages of the S-Series coupled with a quick and straight forward installation procedure makes it an ideal choice for deployments up to 200 Mbps. The S-Series asynchronous transmission provides added flexibility for operators.

DragonWave is also introducing the Horizon E-Series, operating in the licensed 70/80 GHz frequencies. The Horizon E-7000T provides up to 1 Gbps of asynchronous capacity per link and is designed for shorter-range deployments in urban environments, such as in a mobile backhaul scenario, microcellular backhaul applications or to provide enterprise connectivity.

"The addition of the Horizon S-Series and E-Series radios, coupled with the Avenue radio, positions DragonWave to provide a complete outdoor microcell backhaul solution for any mobile operator", say Earl Lum, President of EJL Wireless Research. "These three frequency bands, 5.8 GHz, 60 GHz, 70/80 GHz, are the primary bands for microcell base station wireless backhaul."