Aviat Networks Inc., a leader in wireless transmission solutions, introduced the Aviat WTM 3000 outdoor networked radio, a new class of product for wireless transmission applications. For the first time in a single radio, the WTM 3000 combines full IP/Ethernet aggregation and switching, along with the very latest in advanced radio transmission features to maximize frequency efficiency and throughput. The WTM 3000 will debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The WTM 3000 is a fully functional Carrier Ethernet transport node in a true zero-footprint package. Unlike other "all-outdoor" packet radios that require an indoor unit or a separate switch/router to provide important networking features and advanced radio functionality, such as Adaptive Modulation, the WTM 3000 for the first time includes all advanced radio, modem and Ethernet networking functions all in a compact, environmentally hardened outdoor unit.

WTM 3000 represents a breakthrough in converged networking and transmission solutions. Incorporating the latest in carrier-class Ethernet switch technology and three Gigabit Ethernet ports, it supports nodal functions with aggregation, Carrier Ethernet Quality of Service (QoS) controls, Ethernet Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) and IP/MPLS awareness. The WTM 3000 also provides superior radio transmission features, such as 256QAM Adaptive Coding and Modulation, excellent RF system gain performance, and support for link capacity-doubling, through co-channel operation with XPIC.

The WTM 3000 is designed to support the widest frequency range of any comparable solution in the industry, spanning licensed frequency bands from 6 to 38 GHz, all with a common, fully outdoor architecture. This solution can operate as a standalone device for Carrier Ethernet/IP transmission wireless connections or extend the Aviat Packet Node platform for all-IP and zero-footprint applications. With standardized Gigabit Ethernet and Power over Ethernet (PoE) interfaces, the WTM 3000 can also be used in conjunction with third-party Ethernet switches and cell-site gateways.

"The Aviat WTM 3000 outdoor networked radio represents the very latest in IP wireless transmission," says Shaun McFall, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Aviat Networks. "The WTM 3000 is ideal for operators who are expanding capacity and coverage by deploying new compact 4G base stations, where a zero-footprint all-packet backhaul solution is required. In conjunction with our latest Packet Node solutions WTM 3000 enables rapid expansion of the backhaul network."

Aviat Networks will be displaying the WTM 3000 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, courtyard pavilion CY08.