Multi-Gigabit Edge Capacity to Meet Demand
The huge demand for bandwidth is a challenge and an opportunity for communications service providers. Millimeter wave, or mmWave, wireless technology delivers multi-gigabit speeds needed for virtual office applications, video conferencing and online collaboration.
Fixed wireless technology meets the demand for bandwidth in urban locations. Wi-Fi 6 and multi-gigabit switches support the higher demands. The capacity bottleneck has moved to the backhaul WAN that supports the access layer.
Wi-Fi deployments require higher WAN capacity, forcing convergence of the WAN and LAN. With this technology, service providers now have access to multi-gigabit speeds in multiple configurations, including business and residential last-mile access and backhaul for wireless MicroPoP access. Certified for Facebook Terragraph mesh technology, 60 GHz solutions make it easy to provide efficient multi-gigabit speeds in the heart of any city.
A multi-mode system can be configured for Point-to-Point (PTP), Point-to-Multipoint (PMP), or efficient mesh modes. Therefore, the solution provides last mile access to subscriber homes, enterprises, and multi-dwelling buildings as well as transport for video surveillance and public Wi-Fi networks.
Muli-gigabit wireless communications at the edge of the network provide high-speed access to bridge the digital divide in the following applications:
The 802.11ay Standard
TDMA/TDD vs CSMA
802.11ay is based on TDMA/TDD channel access with network synchronization. This technology is preferred for outdoor fixed wireless applications because the synchronized system reduces interface and maximizes frequency reuse.
Support for More CPE
The 802.11ad standard supports 8 Client Nodes per sector, while 802.11ay supports 15 Client Nodes per sector. As a result, the solution opens more opportunities for business cases and deployment strategies.
Support for Mesh Architectures
The 802.11ay standard also supports meshing technology to provide a highly reliable and flexible Layer 3 architecture to facilitate network design and deployment.
Channel Bonding Technology
Effectively Doubling Throughput With Channel Bonding
Channel Bonding allows two contiguous channels to be merged into a single wideband channel, thereby doubling the capacity to 4.32 Gbps. 802.11ad does not support Channel Bonding and is limited to a single radio. Hence 802.11ay will always outperform 802.11ad.
- View how to use Advanced Network Planning (ANP) tool to optimize 60 GHz cnWave performance when using Terragraph mesh technology
- View the replay of the 60 GHz cnWave Solutions for Service Providers webinar
- View the replay of the 60 GHz webinar with Facebook Connectivity
- Download the 802.11ay Emerges as the New Standard for 60 GHz Wi-Fi Solution Paper
- Details on Rural Digital Opportunity Funds (RDOF) Resources
- 60 GHz discussions on the Cambium Networks Community