Aviat Networks released Aviat WTM 3300 radio, a compact form factor and light weight 70-80GHz radio catering for urban backhaul market. The smallest and lightest radio in the industry for similar radios, according to Aviat, will facilitate the deployment in newly “densified” city environments where traditional microwave and typical 70-80GHz radios cannot be installed due to large, highly visible parabolic antennas. These new radios are designed for both small cell and macrocell wireless backhaul markets as well as enterprise broadband connectivity.
The visual aesthetic impact on residents of neighborhoods where the radio is installed will be minimized due to the WTM 3300’s small form-factor. This makes the WTM 3300 a truly “community friendly” backhaul radio perfectly suited for installation on lightpoles, sides of buildings and other locations that must adhere to strict city regulations and zoning ordinances
Aviat Networks said, it has already reached agreements with and made initial shipments of WTM 3300 radios to a new mobile operator customer in Central Europe, a new mobile operator customer in Western Europe and to an existing full-line telecom customer in South America..
With WTM 3300, operators no longer have to purchase separate antennas, eliminating a configuration step and shortening the equipment’s installation period. This also contributes to the WTM 3300’s lower total cost of ownership (TCO) in comparison to other 70-80GHz radios, added Aviat.
Source- Aviat Networks