Ontix to Provide 60 GHz mm-Wave Access and Backhaul Solution in Central London

Telecom infrastructure provider, Ontix has joined Cambridge Communication Systems’ (CCS) Customer Program for the introduction of the CCS Metnet 12 Gbps unlicensed 60 GHz mmWave access and backhaul solution.

Ontix will begin Proof of Concept activities in central London from Q4 this year. It plans to leverage the neutral host mesh network connected to fibre and provide high-performance backhaul services – powered by the Metnet 12Gbps 60GHz system – for small cells deployed on these assets by multiple mobile operators.

According to Antony Tomlinson, CEO of Ontix, they embraced this opportunity to join CCS’s lead customer program and work hand-in-hand with their trusted and chosen partner for the mesh network, as this will provide the company with the earliest access and closest collaboration on a key launch implementation of the Metnet 60 GHz solution. Ontix plans to provide a neutral host transport network in central London delivering carrier-grade services to customers, and the company’s selection of CCS as mesh network vendor is a primary factor in this bid-winning approach.

Metnet 60 GHz is the latest advance in the CCS Metnet product line, and extends the award-winning Metnet self-organizing mesh capability already proven at 26/28GHz into the unlicensed band at 60 GHz. Delivering carrier-grade services in an unlicensed band is a challenge perfectly suited to Metnet and the 3D SON capability of Metnet 60 GHz, which manages interference across three dimensions – space, time and frequency. The ultra-high capacity 12 Gbps multipoint system is the first element in CCS’s new software-defined Mesh network architecture, with multiple Metnet 60 GHz nodes operating as a centrally managed SDN-capable networking switch.

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