Class Licensed Point To Point

Class Licensed point to point radio systems operate in the 5.4 Ghz, 5.8 Ghz, 24Ghz, 60 Ghz and 80 Ghz bands. They are described as class-licensed as entities can deploy them without the requirement of a license thus reducing the system’s operating costs. However systems operations have to comply with the ACMA regulations in terms of power and channel bandwidth.

In the 5.4 Ghz and 5.8 Ghz systems can deliver up to 450 Mbps of half duplex capacity. However they are typically deployed for lower bandwidth requirements (up to 100 Mbps).

Some examples of these type of equipment are the:

  • Cambium Networks ePMP
  • Cambium Networks PTP
  • Ruckus Wireless 7731

One of the challenges of using these systems is that the popularity of these systems is creating some congestion specially in high density areas thus affecting the system performance and reducing capacity. The 60 Ghz band is typically used for short distance (less than 1.5 km) communications with up to 300 Mbps full duplex capacity. The system that we normally use for these applications is:

  • NEC iPasolink SX