Trials first 2048QAM product in live operator network
Dragonwave has said that its 2048 QAM radios, launched in May 2012, have demonstrated a three times increase in capacity in a live operator demonstration.
Three microwave links in Intertelecom's test bed network in Odessa, Ukraine, have been equipped with the 2048QAM radios. DragonWave said that the field test has demonstrated the radios' ability to transport up to 37% more data through existing microwave channels. Through a combination of the 2048QAM modulation, dual channel operation and DragonWave's Bandwidth Accelerator feature, the test also achieved a threefold increase in capacity to more than 1.3 Gbps.