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CableFree Microwave Links for Fibre Resilience

CableFree FOR3 installed in The Netherlands for Fibre Resilience

CableFree Microwave Installed in The Netherlands

A CableFree Microwave link has been deployed in The Netherlands for Fibre Resilience & Diverse Routing for a mission-critical IP network.

CableFree FOR3 Microwave Link installed in The Netherlands for Fibre Resilience
CableFree FOR3 Microwave Link installed in The Netherlands for Fibre Resilience

CableFree FOR3 installed in The Netherlands for Fibre Resilience

CableFree FOR3 Lower 6GHz Link installed in The Netherlands for Fibre Resilience

Ideal solution for Fibre Resilience

Installed by CableFree Partner H&R Project Data Solutions, the link shown is installed at 23km across The Netherlands. The Microwave band chosen was Lower 6GHz to meet the regulator’s requirement.

In such low frequency bands channel allocations are relatively narrow – which requires equipment of high spectral efficiency such as CableFree FOR3 employing dense 1024QAM modulation.  Operating within a 29.65MHz channel with 1024QAM, the link delivers a robust 236.06Mbps capacity between the sites.  Other versions of FOR3 for higher frequency bands can support 112MHz channels for up to 891Mbps full duplex.

By employing a microwave link as a diverse route for fibre resilience, the customer network has far higher fault-tolerance than a fibre-only solution, where typically fibres from different providers often run in the same ducts, making them at risk to simultaneous outage in the case of digging and civil works.

CableFree FOR3 Microwave Link installed in The Netherlands for Fibre Resilience
CableFree FOR3 Microwave Link installed in The Netherlands for Fibre Resilience

To achieve clear Line of Sight the link is installed on a 65m tower one end, and 40m factory roof at the other end.  Project implemented by CableFree Partner H&R Project.  Typical for Lower 6GHz, the radio is connected via coax cable to the antenna, rather than waveguide direct-fit which is used for higher frequency bands.

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Fully Shipping and Available

CableFree FOR3 6GHz and other bands are fully shipping and available now.  FOR3 is also available in variants covering all standard frequency bands from 4 to 42GHz, including Unlicensed Band frequencies of 5GHz, 17GHz and 24GHz, to give operators even greater flexibility in network design. A full range of microwave antennas in sizes from 30cm up to 3m or more are available for short and long range links

For Further Information

CableFree has over 22 years experience with real-world deployment of wireless for mission-critical applications, with thousands of commercial deployments worldwide. For further information on Applications and Solutions for the range of CableFree wireless networking products please Contact Us