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Exploiting Advanced E-Band Technology for Replacing 26 GHz Band Links

June 1, 2023

5G / Outdoor Wireless

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Regulators globally are assigning the 26 GHz frequency band to 5G New Radio connectivity, triggering the decommissioning of existing 26 GHz links. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are proactively exploring replacement options due to the inadequacy of legacy 26 GHz systems for 5G and ultra-high-capacity broadband Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) needs. CSPs have several replacement options, including Microwave (MW) links in nearby frequency bands, E-Band radio technology in the mmWave spectrum (71-76 / 81-86 GHz), and Dual Band configurations combining E-Band and MW links. These options are assessed based on capacity, link range, and spectrum fees. E-Band technology stands out with its high capacity, simplicity, low power consumption, and cost-effective licensing. Intracom Telecom offers advanced solutions, such as the UltraLink™-GX80 10 Gbit/s E-Band radio, to meet the demands of 5G-era networks. In conclusion, replacing legacy 26 GHz links with E-Band or Dual Band technologies is technically feasible and economically advantageous for many CSPs as they prepare for the 5G future! Don’t miss this exciting transformation.


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Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems & solutions vendor operating for over 40 years in the market. The company was derived from Intracom, a company that began operating in 1977 with 10 employees in Athens, Greece, manufacturing and assembling telecommunication equipment to address domestic needs. In 2005, Intracom was transformed into a holding company and the telecommunications business unit became a company under the name Intracom Telecom.

During its four decades of history, the company has successfully participated in major ICT projects worldwide and has received awards and distinctions for its technologies and work environment. Today, Intracom Telecom employs over 1,800 highly-skilled professionals, maintains its own R&D and production facilities, and operates subsidiaries worldwide.