13 GHz licensed frequency band is now available in the SAF Integra G all outdoor (also called full outdoor or FODU) point-to-point microwave radio product line.
The main benefits of the 13 GHz band for Australian users are:
- small minimum antenna size – only 300mm, and
- no minimum link distance requirement from ACMA. This is particularly important for microwave links in high rain rate areas where it is crucial to select the lowest frequency available, yet 15 GHz and 11 GHz bands can only used for links over 5km in distance.
Australian users can achieve 226Mbps full-duplex speeds in the 13 GHz frequency band. This is based on 28 MHz channel size available for licensing from ACMA.
In New Zealand, customers can obtain a larger – 56 MHz – channel size. Maximum data speed is therefore higher- 472Mbps full-duplex per radio.
SAF Integra G microwave radios also support packet header compression for additional speed (the speeds stated above are before packet header compression).
13 GHz SAF Integra G radios come with the trademark Integra extra corrosion resistant enclosures. This ensures longevity of the equipment and is particularly beneficial for links near the ocean.
PoE ports make for easy single cable installations, and two SFP ports are also available for customers using fibre.
The first 13 GHz Integra G radios are arriving in Australia this week. We will be delivering some of them for a government project in Queensland while the rest will be held in our Albury warehouse as part of our continuous efforts to extend and optimise our local stock in order to be able to deliver more customer orders faster.
Please contact us for further information. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have or assist with path calculations and quotes for any links you may be planning.