Aviat Upgrades its Mission Critical Microwave Radio Platform to 3x Capacity

Aviat Networks has announced further enhancements to its IRU 600 mission critical microwave radio platform. The IRU 600 is an all-indoor radio platform that has been developed for use in North America.

The new IRU 600 version four (v4) now supports 4096QAM modulation and 60/80 MHz wide channels for industry leading capacity in the 6 & 11 GHz frequency bands. Over the air throughput in a single channel, without compression or dependency on packet/frame sizes, increases from 237 Mbps to over 715 Mbps in the 11 GHz band.

In addition to industry-leading data throughput, it also has highest output power, which means greater reliability, longer paths, and smaller antennas for lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). Networks of all kinds are seeing an increasing demand for data driven by new high definition video, security and other data heavy applications. The IRU 600 is designed to meet the most stringent capacity demands and scale capacity seamlessly as customers need it.

Currently deployed in all 50 states, in 50% of the leading U.S. Utilities, and in the world's largest LTE networks, it continues to be a trusted radio for service providers, state/local governments, utilities, and many others.