This week was a week of glitz and glamour for the Wireless Backhaul community. At the CommunicAsia (News - Alert) show in beautiful Singapore, Cambium launched the Cambium PTP 810, a carrier-class hybrid solution delivering high capacity and spectrum efficiency backhaul as well as native TDM and Ethernet support. Network operators can choose between split-mount and all-indoor configurations depending on their wireless needs.
At the WDM and Next Generation Optical Networking Conference in island paradise of Monaco, Xilinx showcased its new Forward Error Correction Cores for 2.5G, 10G, 40G, 100G and 400G applications. Xilinx FEC cores are the smallest on the market and can control errors on a signal transmission while also lengthening the distance of the transmission. Ultimately, this cuts capex expenses for network operators.
Adding to the glitz of these conferences was the number of accolades celebrated in the Wireless Backhaul community this week. Gartner placed Aerohive Communications in its ‘Visionaries’ Magic Quadrant, meaning that the company either displays an enhanced understanding of where the market is going or has a vision for changing market rules that it has yet to execute. Gartner uses Magic Quadrants to help stakeholders take a market-wide view of technological players.
Also in the world of accolades, the GS1500M Wi-Fi module from GainSpan earned direct certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance (News - Alert). With Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi devices can connect directly without joining a network, enabling faster and easier printing, sharing and syncing between devices.
Additional accolades came to Ceragon Networks (News - Alert), Ltd., which recently announced that it had remained the world’s largest long-haul wireless backhaul provider for a second consecutive quarter. Ceragon’s market share has grown from 20 percent of long-haul backhaul in Q4 of 2011 to 26 percent in Q1 of 2012. The company, which specializes in microwave technology to transfer both voice and data traffic, can increase bandwidth efficiency and deliver increased capacity over longer distances.
In quieter news, Apriva revealed a partnership with RACO Wireless. RACO will provide POS support to Apriva customers who use 2G payment terminals. The partnership will enable Apriva to serve customers no matter what their network needs and will also enable customers to migrate easily to 3G or 4G when they’re ready.
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