Gigabit Capacity Everywhere!
Mobile and fixed broadband network operators, ISPs and other non-telco businesses (enterprises, utilities, industrial and governmental organizations), are today in need of cost-effective and future-proof, high-capacity transport systems that are easy to deploy and operate. Mobile broadband networks are undergoing a continuous transformation in terms of technology and architecture. Mobile broadband network operators need to cope with higher capacity, multi-technology (GSM, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A, etc.) Base Stations deployed in the ever-increasing density macro-cell layer and in the near future, in an ultra-dense small-cell layer. Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) backhaul in the cities will consist of a large number of short and medium-range links having capacity of a few hundred Mbit/s and in the medium term exceeding in many cases 1 Gbit/s. Cascading three or more sites, or combining them in a ring, will yield traffic capacity of several Gbit/s. The applications of different architectural RAN options, such as Centralized / Cloud RAN (C-RAN), as a means of increasing the network coordination toward greater capacity and spectral efficiency, will bring further transport (fronthaul) capacity increase requirements.

UltraLink™-FX80 is a compact, all-outdoor multi-Gigabit Ethernet PtP radio platform, operating in the entire bandwidth-rich E-Band area of the spectrum (71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz). It offers both Ethernet and CPRI functionality on the same unit, so that it can be used both in backhaul/midhaul and fronthaul applications. Its very-high capacity, low latency and support for all packet synchronization options, fully satisfies the rigorous backhaul requirements of 3G+/4G/4G+ mobile networks. Furthermore, when operating in CPRI mode, UltraLink™-FX80 can support a CPRI traffic stream up to CPRI Option 3 and provide operators the cost efficient fronthaul transport needed to build and extend the reach of their C-RAN-based small-cell networks. Delivering its multi-Gigabit capacity, by employing a simple 1+0 configuration, it achieves the lowest TCO with respect to traditional microwave (MW) - or even wireline - technologies.

UltraLink™-FX80's small size, intelligent design, range of antennas and powering options allows it to be easily and quickly deployed at typical telecommunication environments, such as rooftops or telecommunication towers, but also in street-level environments , such as lamp posts, making it ideal for HetNet transport applications. Furthermore, "zero-touch" configuration, through an integrated Bluetooth interface, minimizes its rollout time and safeguards against deployment errors.

Up to 3 Gbit/s throughput, QoS and packet synchronization capabilities that satisfy the most demanding 4G/4G+ transport requirements.
Highest versatility and small form-factor for macro- / micro- / small-cell backhaul, C-RAN fronthaul and all types of transport applications.
Support of native transport of Ethernet or CPRI traffic in one unit.
Unique direct AC powering option (without external devices) simplifies deployment at street locations where DC power is unavailable.
Operation in low-licensing cost spectrum.