BridgeWave Unveils Groundbreaking Multi-Gigabit All-Outdoor Licensed Microwave Radio Systems

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NAVIGATOR systems offer performance and capabilities never-before-seen in licensed microwave to optimize networks for high capacity, and dramatically decrease capital and operating costs.

NAVIGATOR Microwave Radio

Our custom ASICs have enabled us not only to deliver breakthrough technology and lower hardware costs to our customers, but to substantially cut the costs of network operations, maintenance, and inventory.

BridgeWave Communications, a market leader in wireless backhaul systems, today announced the NAVIGATOR single and dual-transceiver licensed all-outdoor gigabit microwave radio systems supporting the 6GHz-42GHz frequency bands. Built on the company’s proprietary custom ASICs, NAVIGATOR delivers ultra-high capacity and features that far exceed those of microwave radios manufactured using off-the-shelf chipsets, and at prices that are unmatched in the market. These features and flexibility allow operators to optimize networks for the highest capacity and range, while minimizing both upfront investment costs and the ongoing costs to maintain and service networks.

Unmatched Performance and Flexibility

NAVIGATOR is a major step forward in licensed microwave offering features unavailable in any microwave radio until now. These include the ability to combine dual subcarriers in each transceiver to transport up to 2.75Gbps in the single transceiver radio and 5.5Gbps in the dual transceiver radio; modulations up to 4096QAM with ultra-wide channel bandwidths up to 112MHz (ETSI) and 160MHz (ANSI) to maximize capacity and range; field-replaceable diplexers to minimize product lead times and inventory stocking costs; a dual 10GbE interface that enables a simple, single fiber run to the radio; and an adaptable antenna interface that allows operators to upgrade legacy networks with minimum investment and disruption.

Along with unparalleled radio performance, first-of-its-kind capabilities, and low price point, NAVIGATOR offers other cost-saving advantages including integrated combining elements that eliminate bulky and pricy external couplers, and OMTs for various multi-channel configurations; a no-touch maintenance port that simplifies upgrades or troubleshooting; and a zero-footprint configuration that makes it ideal for mounting on towers, rooftops, or other structures without the need to shelter equipment and maintain temperature-controlled environments.

Two Models to Match All Customer Requirements

NAVIGATOR is available in single and dual transceiver models. NAVIGATOR ST can achieve capacities up to 1.5Gbps per radio using a single carrier, and 2.75Gbps using dual sub-carriers, without requiring any additional equipment. NAVIGATOR DT can achieve capacities up to 3Gbps per radio using a single carrier per transceiver and 5.5Gbps using dual sub-carriers per transceiver, without requiring any additional equipment. NAVIGATOR DT also includes XPIC and MIMO frequency re-use technologies to double capacity using a single licensed channel. XPIC and 2+0 operation are supported using just a single radio. Both the NAVIGATOR ST and NAVIGATOR DT feature field-replaceable diplexers that easily and inexpensively convert to different sub-bands, eliminating the costly need to spare radios in specific sub-bands.

"The pressure on network operators to increase network capacity while reducing costs is unrelenting, and our new NAVIGATOR radios address both,” said Sanjay Nagpal, senior vice president, global sales and marketing, REMEC Broadband Wireless Networks, BridgeWave Communications, and SAGE/Satcom. “Our custom ASICs have enabled us not only to deliver breakthrough technology and lower hardware costs to our customers, but to substantially cut the costs of network operations, maintenance, and inventory. Looking ahead, we will continue to drive technology to deliver more of these benefits. NAVIGATOR is the first of several ultra-high capacity, low cost radio systems that BridgeWave will offer in 2018 and beyond.”

NAVIGATOR is currently in customer trials and will be available for delivery in Q4 2017. For more information on BridgeWave and the new NAVIGATOR, visit http://www.bridgewave.com.

About BridgeWave

BridgeWave Communications, part of REMEC Broadband Wireless Networks LLC, provides high-capacity microwave and millimeter wave backhaul and fronthaul solutions to operators, carriers, service providers, governments, and private enterprises. With nearly one million radio systems deployed in more than 60 countries, the company’s innovative solutions have been entrusted by customers to enable highly reliable and secure, high-capacity, gigabit connectivity while reducing operating costs relative to fiber. BridgeWave is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, visit http://www.bridgewave.com.

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