10Gbps MMW Link Installed on 10 km Distance by Moscow ISP
The PPC-10G broadband link provides full-duplex data rates of up to 10 Gbps in a single, zero-footprint, all-outdoor solution. Among ISP application like in the case of Fiord company, the link is intended for Security/Safe City applications, 4G/LTE Backhaul, Corporate Campus Networks, IPTV.
10 Gigabit millimeter wave (MMW) technology is the best choice for wireless connectivity on distances over 1 mile where free-space optics becomes unreliable, especially in situation if fiber optics is not unavailable or too expensive. More over, an additional benefit of PPC-10G is the fact that radio units are installed on sites owned by the customer, therefore bringing the connectivity under full control and management of the user and not dependable on fiber optics operator.
An additional advantage of millimeter wave technology is that up to four PPC-10G parallel links may be installed at the same point-to-point locations, and aggregated into one 40 Gbps channel with no mutual interference. PPC-10G utilizes Ethernet protocol, which is the evolving standard for switches and routers available from a variety of telecommunication equipment manufacturers.
Right now, the PPC-10G link has been installed on 10.2 km distance. Probably, this case is the longest E-band 10 Gigabit wireless link installation in the world, said Ilya Popov, Fiords CIO. Snow and minus-degree weather is not a problem at all for this millimeter wave radio. We have remote control and monitoring to links transceiver components, and see that temperature inside the radio cases is within the allowed limits. We also enjoy that link manufacturing facility is in St.Petersburg that is within 1 hour flight, and we could rely on fast service support.