Blu Wireless Technology has announced its leading Hydra 1.0 mmWave modem IP technology will be demonstrated by Cambridge Communication Systems Ltd (CCS) at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona in its latest generation of Metnet products. CCS will be introducing the new Metnet 12Gbps unlicensed 60GHz mmWave access and backhaul system, which has been enabled by the Hydra technology from Blu Wireless. Hydra’s unique set of carrier-grade features and software defined flexibility enables its partners to create clearly differentiated products within emerging 5G networks – whether for carrier grade backhaul or Fixed Wireless Access.
Operating in the unlicensed mmWave spectrum band from 57GHz to 71GHz, the new ultra-high capacity 12Gbps multipoint Metnet system incorporates Metnet 3D SON interference-aware technology. Metnet 3D SON delivers capacity optimisation, automated interference avoidance and low latency, using distributed control of time, frequency, and space switching to manage co-ordination and co-existence with other unlicensed 60GHz systems.
CCS Metnet self-organising microwave backhaul is already powering networks to mmWave 5G performance and is active in major live deployments around the world – including London’s Square Mile, where reliable, high-performance backhaul is guaranteeing the highest quality of wireless to consumers in the City. The new unlicensed 60GHz mmWave system will be introduced at the show at the CCS stand 7B71, Hall 7. CCS chose Blu Wireless technology for this latest product because of its specialist focus on the application of mmWave spectrum within the telecoms sector, enabling interference free wireless links at fibre-quality.
“We’re very excited to see our Hydra technology in the new CCS product for the unlicensed 60GHz band,” said Henry Nurser, CEO at Blu Wireless Technology. “This will truly create a step change in delivering interference-free bandwidth, speed and ultra-low latency in a cost-effective way to dense urban environments.”