Point-to-point microwave solutions continue to play a critical role in providing backhaul for mobile networks globally, and this trend is not expected to change with the continuing rollout of larger and more advanced networks. The need to quickly and easily deploy reliable, economical, high-capacity transport presents a strong business case for microwave. This is not only applicable for mobile backhaul networks, but for many other segments, including private and enterprise networks, public safety and critical communications, as well as rural broadband connectivity initiatives. Microwave has been used for over half a century, and the technology has enjoyed significant advancements over many generations, most of which center around migrating to all-IP, delivering more capacity, and providing longer reach and better performance. Additionally, building more intelligence into the equipment itself through integrated switching, advanced Ethernet features, and SDN-readiness allows the equipment to take on more roles in today’s complex networks and deliver more product value.
DragonWave-X’s flagship high-capacity product, the dual-carrier Harmony EnhancedMC, has been ticking all of those boxes, providing industry-leading capacity and system gain, with a strong feature set of advanced RF and Ethernet capabilities. With the new High Power Harmony EnhancedMC, DragonWave-X has taken reach to a new level using GaN technology to offer an all-outdoor radio that delivers 18 GHz at an unparalleled 34 dBm transmit power.