We won't be satisfied until we live on a planet where wireless internet waves travel at all points where oxygen is readily available, and it sounds as if Ubiquiti Networks is right there with us
. The outfit has just rolled out a new outdoor wireless backhaul radio platform dubbed AirFiber, which represents its first proprietary in-house radio design effort that was purpose-built for the Wireless ISP Industry. It hums along in the license-free 24GHz band, and provides optical fiber network performance without the significant capital costs associated with fiber cable network deployment. At $2,995 per link, it's hardly meant for consumer consumption, but but we're hoping it'll bring the world wide web to more of the world when enterprise outfits start deploying 'em later this year.
Ubiquiti Networks Introduces AirFiber
SAN JOSE, Calif., Mar 27, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. UBNT -1.13% , a next-generation communications technology company announced AirFiber, a revolutionary outdoor wireless backhaul radio platform.
AirFiber represents Ubiquiti's first proprietary in-house radio design effort that was purpose-built for the Wireless ISP Industry. It operates in the license-free 24GHz band, ultra low-latency 1.4Gbps throughput performance with a disruptive price point make it a key building block for the next-generation outdoor wireless broadband networks. As the name implies, it provides optical fiber network performance without the significant capital costs associated with fiber cable network deployment. The AirFiber radio uses an innovative dual antenna design which enables Frequency Division Duplex, Time Division Duplex, and Ubiquiti's patent-pending Hybrid Division Duplex modes of operation.
"Ubiquiti has always focused on building platforms that disrupt markets not only in pricing, but also in performance. AirFiber is an important step in Ubiquiti's pursuit of being further recognized as a technology leader." said Robert J. Pera, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ubiquiti Networks.
AirFiber Availability and Pricing
The company is currently accepting pre-orders for AirFiber with customer shipments anticipated in the June quarter of this year. AirFiber is disruptively priced at $2995 per link.