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Adtran reveals next generation 60GHz mmWave mesh solution

Adtran has launched a 60GHz mmWave mesh wireless access and backhaul solution to help simplify the business case for Gigabit fixed wireless for urban and hard-to-connect rural areas. 

The new MetNet 60GHz solution complements FTTH services and enables service providers to speed Gigabit coverage in both dense urban and rural locations. It includes the new Gen 2 mesh node, Gigabit-ready CPE and cloud-management and is designed to support a wide range of revenue-generating services. From residential access, SMB Gigabit and multigigabit neutral host/open access applications for public wifi and 5G small cell densification, the solution’s capabilities enable service providers to monetise network investments faster while additionally reducing their carbon footprint.

It offers dynamic bandwidth allocation capability preserving spectrum resources, delivering deployment flexibility and doubling the capacity available for users. Support is available for all six channels in the 60GHz spectrum (57GHz-71GHz), cutting atmospheric attenuation by 90 per cent and offering 50 per cent greater channel selection and coverage. The company says it is also its greenest, high-performance mmWave mesh network that consumes 80 per cent lower power-per-Gigabit connection, requiring fewer mesh nodes. It also includes cloud-management for remote mesh topology setup, management, service configuration and upgrades, resulting in a network that is simple to deploy and manage.

Robert Conger, senior vice president, technology and strategy at Adtran said: ‘The MetNet 60GHz solution economically extends Gigabit service wirelessly to deliver both residential and business services where terrain, population density and regulations limit the deployment of fibre. Now more than ever, service providers are looking for innovative and reliable solutions that simplify the deployment and maintenance of Gigabit service architectures that create new revenue streams while lowering the total cost of service.’


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