Infrastructure boosts capacity for fibre-to-wireless networks

28th August 2018
Enaie Azambuja

XKL LLC has announced a new Wi-Fi infrastructure solution based on its DQT10 transponder, providing a point-to-multi-point topology solution for fibre-to-wireless hybrid networks. This solution enables educational organisations, municipalities, and enterprises that deploy Wi-Fi networks to extend their reach up to 80km with up to 36 wireless access points per 1RU system, enabling growth and enhanced flexibility.

New technologies will dramatically improve existing wireless and fibre infrastructures by increasing data speeds, enabling faster video downloads, lowering latencies, and offering enhanced levels of security and reliability.

And as organisations leverage disruptive technologies, such as IoT and smart cities, their wireless and fibre infrastructures must support computing bandwidth demand in real time.

“Data growth is hitting record levels and networks must be prepared to accommodate,” commented Chad Lamb, XKL’s Chief Systems Architect.

“XKL focuses on driving results for our customers through personalised customer engagement and our highly flexible suite of products. With our new Wi-Fi enhancement solution, we prepare organisations to be data-driven, and fortify their networks to adapt to today’s technologies, while paving the way for future innovations.”

XKL’s new Wi-Fi fibre-to-wireless hybrid solution is a special application of XKL’s DQT10 series, which is part of the XKL DarkStar Transponder family of products. As a Layer 1 device, the DQT10 is based on XKL’s FlexArc architecture, which enables it to act as a distribution hub for wireless applications, with MIMO access points supporting 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks.

This increases distance from a traditional 10km-reach Ethernet implementation to an 80km-reach, providing 10GE (or soft-configurable 1GE) at each wireless access point, as well as increased flexibility and efficiencies across metro and regional wireless networks.

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