Licensed Microwave Links

 Avoid Interference - Own Your Frequency!

Licensed microwave links, also known as fixed wireless backhaul, is becoming more popular as a result of noise interference in unlicensed wireless spectrum, such as: 5.8GHz wireless Ethernet bridge systems. Licensed microwave wireless bridge radios provide security from the risk of wireless interference from other outdoor wireless bridge systems. Interference can degrade an outdoor wireless bridge system’s performance and in some cases even prevent the system from functioning at all. Licensed microwave link systems can be engineered to provide predictable reliability of 99.999% uptime.

Interference Free Operations 
Greater Reliability & Higher Security

Licensed microwave wireless bridge systems operate within parts of the radio spectrum (UHF/VHF, 900MHz, 2GHz, 3.65GHz (WiMax), 4.9GHz, 6GHz, 7GHz, 11GHz, 13GHz, 18GHz, 23GHz, and 80GHz) designated by the FCC. To operate a licensed microwave wireless backhaul radio system one must apply for a license from the FCC. Licensed operators are permitted exclusive use of part of the band over an assigned geographic area. Licensed microwave wireless Ethernet bridges can go distances up to 50+ miles and provide data rates of 10Mbps full duplex to GigE Full Duplex (gigabit wireless).

 Licensed Microwave 1       SAF Austin 11GHz copy

The FCC has opened up the ability to use larger licensed point to point microwave spectrum channels (like in the 11GHz point to point licensed microwave spectrum). They also have allowed for higher ptp wireless modulation schemes up to 1024QAM at channel widths up to 80MHz wide. Plus with recent use of XPIC systems it is much easier to get licensed point to point microwave frequencies on a given path. (See: “Licensed Microwave Wireless Backhaul” for more information about point to point licensed microwave systems or “Licensed Microwave vs. Unlicensed Outdoor Wireless” for more information about the different types of point to point wireless systems.)

Today licensed point to point microwave radios can provide interference free GigE full duplex connectivity at 99.999% predictable reliability, and with <2ms latency. Multiple point to point microwave radios can be installed together and configured for even higher bandwidth, while providing compete failover redundancy, using 2+0, 3+0, and 4+0 configurations. Links upwards of 30+ miles can be achieved. Even further distances can be installed using a wireless repeater from a tall building roof top or communication tower.

Obtaining a FCC license is now a simple, quick, and affordable process. Alpha Omega Wireless provides a complete value added service by handling the entire licensing process. Most licensed microwave licenses can be obtained in less than 3 weeks.