The ELVA-1 team has created a set of recommendations for FCC registration to ensure that users in the United States are able to take full advantage of PPC-10G 10Gbps radio links.
The 70/80/90 GHz bands provide tremendous potential for the deployment of small, highly-directional antennas that can be used in multiple point-to-point radio links operating near each other. These miniature antennas are typically just 1 to 2 feet in diameter, yet they offer impressive levels of high directivity and gain while overcoming path loss can be estimated with ELVA’s link budget calculator.
The FCC’s move to facilitate the development and use of millimeter wave spectrum in 2003 opened up new possibilities for market. As a result, highly directional antennas can now be deployed in greater density than before, allowing users access to 10 Gbps or more of data at 70/80/90 GHz bands as an alternative or complementary means compared with fiber optic solutions. This has enabled urban areas and industrial hubs globally take advantage of this wireless transport network technology, including for 4G/5G base station deployments.
The FCC Commission adopted flexible rules for registering radio links for the 70/80/90 GHz bands, allowing for the registration of links with third-party database management operators after the Commission issues a geographic nationwide license.
Download ELVA-1 flyer “FCC 70-80-90 GHz Link Registration Procedure“.