UltraLink™-GX80 radios were chosen and installed in parallel to the existing 11GHz licensed links, so that Rapid Systems’ current infrastructure would remain intact. The Intracom radios would now be used as the primary capacity transport medium to deliver multi-Gigabit service over the large distances of existing towers. In addition to the new radio hardware, UltraLink™-GX80’s failover license package was utilized to ensure that priority traffic would be switched from the E-Band path to any interconnected microwave link during adverse weather conditions.
“It is an absolutely huge deal to have massive amounts of reliable bandwidth at locations to provide gigabit bandwidth in rural markets. The Ultralink™- GX80 millimeter wave radio can offer up to 20 Gbit/s full-duplex capacity over a single antenna in 2+0 XPIC configuration, which can be very useful and cost effective in rural deployments where optical fiber is not available or too slow/expensive to deploy.” - Dustin Jurman CEO/CTO, Rapid Systems