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Year-round availability statistics for industry-first commercial 40 Gbps E-band wireless channel

Year-round 2019-2020 statistics for the availability of 40 Gbps 70/80 GHz radio on 11 km path in the Arctic Circle was revealed for the public.

ELVA disclosed availability statistics for 40Gbps E-band wireless channel commissioned in August 2019 for broadband Internet access for local residents. This installation of E-Band PPC-10G-E-HP / 2+0 radios was done by engineers jointly with customer’s specialists who is responsible for the telecommunications of the holding..

PPC-10G-E-HP / 2+0 radios operate in the frequency range 70/80 GHz and have two independent 10 Gigabit Ethernet channels. Two PPC-10G-E-HP / 2 + 0 radio bridges with various center frequency and cross-polarization of the signal allows getting 40 Gbps aggregate total bandwidth.

Th customer’s technical director said, “We are pleased with the operation of the radio channel across 11 km path over the river. The equipment meets our requirements for the availability of a communication line and has shown itself well when operated in the Arctic Circle. Now we are considering the possibility of increasing the capacity of the radio bridge by 4x more 10GE channels, using similar equipment for the 40.5-43.5 GHz Q-band spectrum.”

The actual annual availability of the aggregated channel for four transceivers shows compliance with the calculated values according to the line budget calculator. In terms of rain zones according to ITU-R PN.837-1 recommendation, local site with a value of 17 mm/h for 0.01% of the annual probability of rainfall is located between the rain zones C (15 mm h) and D (19 mm/h). The projected availability of the channel was confirmed experimentally, occupying an intermediate value between the calculated values for rain zones C (15 mm/h) and D (19 mm/h).

The diagram shows the actual availability of the aggregated channel when operating in the adaptive radio modulation mode, with modulation schemes switching from QAM128 to BPSK. The hardware-controlled mode of adaptive modulation of the PPC-10G-E-HP / 2 + 0 radio bridges ensures the ability of the wireless communication line to maintain a connection at various rain levels by switching from QAM-128 modulation to lower types of signal coding QAM-64, QAM-32 etc. to BPSK. This increases the link budget ratio of the radio by temporarily reducing the data rate. After passing the rain front, the automation restores the nominal values ​​of the 10 Gbps throughput for each transceiver.


About ELVA-1

Founded in 1993, ELVA -1 has facilities in Estonia. Since 1993 the company has designed and manufactured millimetre wave equipment for communications and scientific sectors. For the past decade ELVA-1 has concentrated on designing high quality communications point-to-point radios, this has culminated in the release of the PPC-10G, the world’s longest range commercially available 10+ Gigabit radio. Company website for telecom products


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