Recent European regulations — the CEPT channel plan [ECC Recommendation (05) 07] for 71-76 GHz and 81 to 86 GHz frequency band radios — has opened up European Union wireless fronthaul, backhaul and network extension markets for point-to-point fixed wireless systems. Consequently, ELVA-1 Millimeter Wave Division has begun offering its new PPC-1000 series of Gigabit Ethernet mm-wave links for sale in Europe, with the result that it has installed two 71-76 GHz and 81 to 86 GHz frequency band PPC-1000 Gigabit radio links in Hungary for Giganet Ltd. and Naracom Ltd. These Internet service providers are using Gigabit radio links to connect distribution centers to their national fiber optic center. The PPC-1000 is a full-duplex Gigabit point-to-point link especially designed according to ECC and FCC requirements. It provides interconnection between remote LAN segments at the ultra high speed of 1.25 Gbps and utilizes Gigabit Ethernet protocols, which is the evolving standard for switches and routers available from a variety of telecommunication equipment manufacturers. The operating frequencies include 40.5 to 43.5 GHz, 71 to 76 and 81 and 86 GHz and 92 to 95 GHz.
These links offer an effective alternative solution for European Countries to connect their remote regions wirelessly. With a cost that is far below the average cost of outdoor fiber installation and service in urban areas, wireless mm-wave links are very cost-effective.
Vladislav Kravinskiy (VisData Ltd), ELVA-1’s representative in Hungary, stated: "We consider ELVA-1 Gigabit Ethernet links to be reliable and hi-tech radio links, which have interested Hungary’s largest Internet providers for many years. Our company organized microwave equipment presentations in which Giganet and Naracom took part, and we are very pleased that they have bought systems and are now operating them.”