Gigabit Wireless - BridgeWave AR80

BridgeWave AR80 - 80GHz Gigabit Wireless Ethernet Bridge
Normal operation: 1000 Mbps / Path fade mode: 100 Mbps

Bridgewave AR80
Bridgewave wireless manufactures millimeterwave 60GHz and 80GHz full duplexing fixed wireless Ethernet bridge equipment, also known as gigabit wireless bridges. Bridgewave is the leader in gigabit wireless backhaul. They own 80% of the market share. We have been doing wireless installation of the Bridgewave fixed wireless Ethernet bridge radios for over 5 years and have never experienced a single failure or issue.

The 60GHz and 80GHz are limited by distance and require clear line-of-sight, but for true fiber replacement or for providing wireless backhaul for fiber wireless redundancy there is no better system. This is a true low latency, carrier grade, point to point wireless backhaul.

Key Features of 80GHz Wireless Point to Point Ethernet Bridges:


  • License-registration operation in the U.S. and Canada
  • Highly secure, narrow antenna beamwidths
  • Interference-free operation, enabling high-density deployments
  • Full rate, full duplex, Gigabit or Fast Ethernet
  • AdaptRateTM and AdaptPathTM switching overcomes rain fades
  • Low latency for fiber-equivalent performance
  • Forward Error Correction yields maximum link range


  • Rigorous HALT/HASS testing
  • Up to 99.999% availability; 28-Year MTBF


  • Connects directly to standard network equipment
  • All-outdoor, compact design
  • Embedded web and SNMP based network management agent

BridgeWave GE Specifications:

Data Rate: 1000 Mbps full-duplex / 100Mbps with AdaptRate
Latency: < 40uSec
Link Budget: 172 dB @ 10-12 BER  
  174 dB @ 10-6 BER
RF Interface: 72.5 GHz/82.5 GHz (FDD)
  Digitally modulated (BFSK) with forward error correction
  1.4 GHz bandwidth
  Min. link distance 328 ft (100 m)
Antenna: External 12 in (31 cm) directional Linear polarized (H/V)
  44 dBi gain, 0.9° beam
Interfaces: 1000base-SX with LC connectors - up to 270 m
  62.5/125µm MMF or 500 m 50/125µm MMF
  10/100base-TX with RJ-45 connector
  Maximum Ethernet frame length: 1632 bytes
Management:  Web-based (HTML) embedded management agent
  Secure Management Access
  SNMP support: MIB-II and BridgeWave enterprise MIB
  Voltmeter test points: RSL and Link Quality
  RADIUS Authentication
  SysLog support
Power: Supplied 100 - 240 VAC input, +24 VDC output
  Indoor rated power supply (0°C to +40°C).
  45 watts max. consumption
Max. cable: 650 ft (200 m) with 12AWG 400 ft (125 m) with 14AWG,
  Surge suppressor required
Mount: 2-4.5 in (5-11 cm) OD Wall mount bracke



















Size:  Radio/antenna unit: 12 w * 12 h * 6 d (in)
Weight Radio: 11.9 lbs (5.4 kg)
Environmental: -33°C to +55°C (-27°F to 131°F)
Operating alt: 14,764 ft maximum (4,500 m)
Wind Loading: 46 lbs. force @ 125 MPH