Full Outdoor Radio (FOR)
A popular choice for modern IP networks is the Full Outdoor Radio (FOR). Also called “Zero Footprint Radio”, “All Outdoor Radio”, “Outdoor IP Radio”.
In an FOR, the radio includes the modem, user network interface and all RF processing sections in a single unit. This is typically mounted on the customer rooftop or tower site mated to a high gain directional antenna.
Connectivity is typically Power over Ethernet (POE) and optional Fibre Optics (SFP) connection
The Full Outdoor Radio (FOR) architecture is popular with:
- Internet Service providers (ISP)
- Wireless ISPs (WISPs)
- 4G/LTE Operators
- CCTV Networks
Full Outdoor Microwave Radios offer up to 400(364) Mbps and 800(728) Mbps Full Duplex payload (1.6Gbps aggregate capacity) and higher up to 3Gbps or more, 6-38GHz licensed frequency bands.
Using suitable antennas and sites, ultra-long-distance links exceeding 100km can be achieved. Distances depend on:
- Frequency band
- Regional Rainfall
- Required throughput (Mbps)
- Desired Availability (%)
- Antenna size (gain)
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