Advantages of the 60 GHz frequency band and new 60 GHz backhaul radios

The use of the 60-GHz (V-Band) goes back to 2001, when the US regulator (FCC) adopted rules for unlicensed operations in the 57 to 64GHz band for commercial and public use. This very wide frequency band, with over a 7-GHz of continuous spectrum, makes the band very desirable for applications requiring high transmission bandwidth. Applications include indoor and outdoor point-to-point (P2P) fixed wireless bridging/backhaul. This White Paper will review technical issues and the 60 GHz regulatory background. In addition, an overview of the Lightpointe AireLink 60 system is provided.