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WaveTunnel Update (September 2021)
Steve Hratko

WaveTunnel Update (September 2021)

Progress continues on the WaveTunnel™ (WT) development program with a plan to enter field trials by early October. This is an exciting time as we get closer and closer to releasing this groundbreaking piece of technology. In this update we are including pictures of the unit as it comes together. It is designed to be ceiling mounted or wall mounted,...
Selecting the Best Frequency Bands for Backhaul
Steve Hratko

Selecting the Best Frequency Bands for Backhaul

This blog will look at the RF bands that are in common usage today to get a better idea of which services work best at which frequencies.  We’ll focus on access technologies which connect users to Wi-Fi AP’s (or cellular networks) and backbone technologies that connect these AP’s back to the wiring closet and from...
Getting Beamforming Right in the Millimeter-wave Bands
Steve Hratko

Getting Beamforming Right in the Millimeter-wave Bands

We hear a lot about beamforming in the trade press, on podcasts and elsewhere, but what is it and why do we care? Beamforming involves the precise phase shifting of the elements of an antenna array to generate a very narrow beam focused in a very specific direction.  The narrow beam greatly increases the gain...
The All-Wireless Enterprise: Blasting Through Walls @ 60 GHz
Steve Hratko

The All-Wireless Enterprise: Blasting Through Walls @ 60 GHz

The unlicensed V-band has been getting a lot of attention of late.  The initial focus was on using it for residential broadband, but now the interest has turned to in-building wireless backbones. One of the great advantages of the V-band is that it has an enormous amount of spectrum (14 GHz in the U.S.) and...
Elements of the All-Wireless Enterprise
Steve Hratko

Elements of the All-Wireless Enterprise

Enterprise in-building networks are in the early stages of a major transition away from static networks based on fixed (aka wired) connectivity and toward an all-wireless future.  Pulling wire to every desktop is becoming an anachronism in many industries.  This transformation promises to make networks as agile and flexible as the businesses that they support. ...
The Rise of the All-Wireless Enterprise
Steve Hratko

The Rise of the All-Wireless Enterprise

In the 20 years since Wi-Fi first emerged, it has rapidly reshaped the networking world.  It is now the primary method for data access in enterprise and residential applications worldwide.  Because of the huge success of Wi-Fi, there is no longer a requirement to pull copper cable to every desktop which fundamentally changes the nature...
7 Reasons to Love the V-band for Indoor Deployments
Steve Hratko

7 Reasons to Love the V-band for Indoor Deployments

The world loves all things wireless, and this love affair has consumed all the high-value spectrum below 6 GHz. In an effort to continue to meet the demand for more capacity the industry is looking to the millimeter-wave bands, and specifically the V-band up at 60 GHz. This band provides 14 GHz (57-71 in the...