February 23, 2017 — Siklu Communication has launched a beamforming millimeter wave (mmWave) system for deploying 5G fixed wireless access networks. Known as the Multihaul, the antenna extends Siklu’s multi-gigabit product line to a plug & play point-to-multipoint topology.
Fixed wireless access over the mmWave bands is becoming the choice of tier-1 service providers as well as internet giants, because it is ideal for fiber-like wireless systems that can complement fiber plants, according to Siklu.
5G fixed wireless will also allow service providers to generate revenue from 5G networks faster, by expediting time to market and meeting existing consumer demand for gigabit throughputs.
The MultiHaul is designed for mass delivery of 5G fixed wireless access to the home. It brings the advantages of multi-gigabit capacity, immunity to interference and always-on reliability – to a cost effective small form factor. The system takes advantage of Siklu’s beamforming technology to auto-align links, creating a true plug & play system. It is designed to scale service providers’ networks fast and with low overhead, using proprietary planning and management tools.
“The market interest in a multi-gigabit millimeter wave solution for 5G fixed wireless access is huge,” says Siklu President, Izik Kirshenbaum. “We are currently conducting field trials with several tier-1 operators. The MultiHaul complements our best-selling EtherHaul line, and enables extension of fiber grade service to the level of single family homes and any street furniture. We’re also seeing interest in the MultiHaul for surveillance and safe city applications.”