15 February 2010


E-Band receives EU and Russian Federation certifications for Gigabit wireless systems

E-Band Communications Corp of San Diego, CA, USA, which makes ultra-high-capacity point-to-point Gigabit Ethernet wireless transmission systems, says that its E-Link 1000EXR Gigabit wireless systems have received Notified Body Expert Opinion, validating its performance conformity with the European R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC and compliance with the ETSI Recommendation EN 302 217-3. In addition, the radio has received a certificate of homologation from the Russian Ministry of Communications, enabling E-Band to export the 1000EXR to CIS countries.

“This past year carriers, mobile operators and enterprise customers in Europe, Russia and other CIS countries have shown significant interest in our Gigabit Ethernet 70–80GHz backhaul products, that have been deployed in 4G networks in the US,” says chief marketing officer Saul Umbrasas. “The ability to export our latest Gigabit radios to over 40 additional countries opens up a major market opportunity to serve the burgeoning demand for bandwidth that is driven by expanded use of smartphones,” he adds. “The CE Mark and Russian Federation certifications for the 1000EXR systems are essential ingredients for enabling deployment of our Gigabit wireless transmission systems by our valued customers in Europe and the CIS.”

In early February, E-Band announced that in 2009 it achieved US market share leadership, as carriers deployed high-capacity wireless backhaul infrastructure to support 4G networks. The firm says that the achievement was enabled by implementing advanced monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technologies (via an exclusive long-term field-of-use license from Northrop Grumman Corp).

“Our customers appreciate the carrier-class features we've designed into our products,” says Jimmy Hannan, director of product management. “We provide the lowest latency in the industry at less than 5µs and highest output power of +22dBm, which translates into the longest-distance and highest-reliability network performance,” he claims. “In addition, our E-Link 1000EXR’s ability to transparently handle jumbo packets for multi-media applications has been well received by both enterprise customers and telecom service providers.”

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E-Band takes lead in US 70–80GHz wireless Gigabit backhaul market

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