Radio for short range wireless backhaul in the 24 GHz band

March 08, 2018 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Mimosa Networks thas launched the Mimosa B24 wireless backhaul radio, delivering affordable gigabit-speeds in the unlicensed 24 GHz band.

Coming in at a fraction of the weight, size and power consumption of competitive products, the Mimosa B24 delivers industry-leading price/performance, and perfectly fits the economics of broadband access in suburban and urban markets.

Designed from the ground-up using high-volume components to achieve maximum performance, the B24 delivers speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps IP throughput, automatically allocating traffic dynamically as needed. The radio is engineered for a number of key urban and suburban applications including MicroPoP backhaul, building top-to-building top connections for enterprise, campus and multi-dwelling units (MDUs), and video surveillance or smart city connectivity.

The B24 offers superior reliability for backhaul links of up to 3 km (2 miles), and leverages Mimosa’s proprietary Spectrum Reuse Sync (SRS) technology, allowing up to eight collocated B24 radios to share the same channel, on the same tower or rooftop, each running at 1Gbps.  For redundancy and flexibility, concurrent ethernet and fiber connections are supported, a feature previously unheard of in products with similar price points.

According Faisal Imtiaz, CEO of Snappy Internet and Telecom, the B24 fills in a product gap that currently exists in the market for high-capacity, short-range, point-to-point links.

“The B24 hits the perfect sweet spot for short-range backhaul between our MicroPoP sites, as well as building-to-building connectivity in major metro areas. It bridges the gap which other alternatives in the 60 GHz band can’t reach. With reliability out to two miles, I have more flexibility to quickly reach new areas and extend gigabit speeds throughout the neighborhood and MDU buildings.”