DragonWave today announced the Avenue Link Lite, a sub-6 GHz microwave radio. Only 7.5″ square, it works on both licensed and unlicensed spectrum for non-line-of-sight (NLOS) applications. The unit is designed comply with strict city-zoning regulations in order to blend into the urban landscape. DragonWave will be showcasing the Avenue Link Lite at Mobile World Congress.
The all-outdoor unit includes standard Ethernet interfaces and integrated antenna, making it easy to install and bring online. With DragonWave’s network management system, the Avenue Link Lite can easily be configured and monitored remotely, helping lead to a quick return-on-investment for operators.
Streamlined functionality is further complimented by low power consumption (under 15W), PoE compatibility, and in-band synchronization which eliminates the need for an external synchronization source. The Avenue Link Lite is one of the first LTE-ready NLOS system.
“DragonWave has been at the forefront of microwave radio technology and has a clear understanding that Small Cell networks are going to require a complete toolkit of solutions in order to be viable,” said Caroline Gabriel, Research Director Maravedis-Rethink Technology Research.
Avenue Link Lite can be deployed using a tree topology, with macrocell traffic aggregation points on rooftops, or with tail, chain or small hub microsites at street level.