Hybrid Networks has introduced the ThruWAVE Wireless Broadband Router. The router is single-carrier with multiple modulation schemes that enable fixed broadband wireless service providers to increase their customer capacity and coverage by offering near-line-of-sight (NLOS) capabilities.
The ThruWAVE router supports QPSK, 16 -QAM and 64-QAM modulation schemes and interleaving options that improve system capacity and enable service providers to increase their subscriber base by 20 percent to 40 percent. The router is the customer premise equipment (CPE) portion of Hybrid's fixed broadband wireless system. The complete system will be available later this year.
ThruWAVE's multiple modulation schemes enable an operator to reuse frequencies more efficiently and to use smaller cells with lower powered transmitters to increase service capacity. Because Hybrid's new system offers NLOS capabilities, an installer has more flexibility in the placement of the antenna at a customer's location.
"Before, when you only had one modulation technique available, the installer had to be pretty accurate in picking a spot where you had the best line-of-sight," says Michael Greenbaum, president and CEO of Hybrid.