IBR Doubles Up on Speed to 2 Gbps NLOS
The new 2 Gbps capable Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR) 1300 release is the industry’s first 5 GHz Any Line of Sight backhaul solution to meet both the higher speed and lower latency requirements of 5G networks.
“Microwave Non Line of Sight connectivity will play an increasingly important role as mobile operators seek to backhaul ever more densely deployed radio end points—either macro cells or small cells. Up until now, NLOS backhaul had a challenge in terms of capacity, but with this announcement, Fastback has continued to build on its track record of innovation in the NLOS segment by driving the high capacity required for LTE macro and 5G backhaul.”
Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul & Small Cells, IHS Markit.
With this leap in capacity, a discrete form factor (8x10x3.5 inches), and a multitude of advanced ease of deployment features, the IBR-1300 delivers on both the performance and usability features required to enable multi-gigabit carrier grade backhaul service for 5G networks, macro and small cell fill-in, and fiber extension.
In addition to up to 100% increase in throughput performance, the new release delivers additional features that further advance the flexibility, reliability and deployability of the IBR. For operators utilizing network architectures that handle extra-large packets, the IBR now supports jumbo frames up to over 9000 bytes, enabling the efficiency achieved with these architectures. A local Ethernet port enhances management and monitoring, and supports link aggregation. And other features further improve performance in NLOS, enhance interference mitigation, and expand carrier grade QoS features. The new higher speed software release, available in September 2016, will be offered as an upgrade option to existing IBR 1300 customers.