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CableFree launches E-band Millimeter Wave Gigabit Radios


Newly regulated spectrum enables higher capacity, wireless Gigabit operation

London, UK, 19 September 2007 – Leading broadband wireless infrastructure vendor, CableFree Solutions, has launched a new range of Gigabit radio products aimed at Wireless ISP, Telco, Corporate, Education and Government user applications. The new CableFree E-Band Millimeter-Wave Radios offer excellent features and performance employing high frequency microwaves in the 60 and taking advantage of the newly-regulated 70GHz ‘E-band’ spectrum.

CableFree Millimeter-Wave Radios are compact outdoor-grade products, which can deliver over 1,000Mbps or 100Mbps Full Duplex net traffic over distances up to 5km in the UK with telecom-grade (99.999%) reliability. In climates and regions with lower rainfall, longer distances of more than 8km are easily achieved.

CableFree radios employ high frequency microwaves in the 60 and newly-regulated 70GHz ‘E-band’ spectrum, which does not suffer interference that can plague users in often crowded 2.4 and 5.8GHz bands. Using narrow ‘pencil beams’ with beamwidths of under 1 degree, the E-band radios do not suffer interference that affects lower-frequency RF devices and are inherently highly secure.

Advanced and rugged, millimeter-wave technology mean the new communication platform can offer the speed and reliability demanded by next-generation networks and some of the most demanding users. The company’s OFCOM, ETSI and FCC-compliant radios are ROHS-compliant and, unlike many US vendors’ equipment, are legal for sale in Europe.

Penny Lee, Marketing Director at CableFree, said, “E-band millimeter-wave is now viable because of the recent 2007 OFCOM regulation allowing use of the 70 and 80GHz bands, with a modest £50 (€75) licence fee. CableFree E-band radios use just the 70GHz band for both transmit and receive at up to 1.25Gbps, leaving the 80GHz band completely clear. With the improved transmission in rainfall at 70GHz, our products perform far better than competing and inefficient products which require both 70 and 80GHz bands to operate.

“Our solutions scale well from a single point-to-point link up to a complete metro area or telecom network. The inherently secure nature of E-band transmissions offers governmental and corporate customers peace of mind that their data is secure. Customers can now upgrade from older 5.8GHz links to benefit from the huge increase in capacity and security and using our solutions they will enjoy major advantages in terms of network performance, security and lifecycle costs,” Lee concluded.

CableFree E-band Gigabit and 100Mbps Radios Radios are now shipping with a number of installations and reference sites in the UK across the world.


About CableFree Solutions:

With many thousand customer networks deployed in over 50 countries, CableFree Solutions is a worldwide leader in wireless broadband, providing systems to carriers, ISPs, corporate, government and broadcast operators, and also in extending coverage of GSM and CDMA mobile networks to developing countries and other hard-to-serve areas.
CableFree has some of the most extensive deployments and proven product portfolios in the industry, covering the full range of frequency bands with both fixed and mobile solutions. CableFree’s products enable the delivery of business and residential broadband access, corporate VPNs, toll quality telephony, mobile base station feeding, hotspot coverage extension, community interconnection, public safety communications, and mobile voice and data. CableFree works with several global OEM providers and more than 200 local partners to support its diverse global customer base in solving their last-mile challenges.
As a wireless broadband pioneer, CableFree has been driving and delivering innovations for more than 10 years, from core technology developments to creating and promoting quality wireless products. CableFree Solutions is a privately-owned business designing, manufacturing and selling wireless equipment since inception in 1997. The company headquarters are in Hampton Hill, Middlesex, UK, just outside London.

NB: Both CableFree Solutions™ and Cablefree™ are trademarks of Cablefree Solutions Limited. The graphical representation of buildings connected by beams is a Registered Trademark of Cablefree Solutions Limited.

For further information, contact:
CableFree Solutions Limited,
Holly House,
1 St. Clare Business Park,
Holly Road, Hampton Hill,
Middlesex TW12 1QQ, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8941 7975
Fax: +44 (0)20 8941 2410


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