Edgecore Networks

Edgecore Networks announces MLTG-Series solution for multi-gigabit connectivity

23 September 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Edgecore Networks has announced the launch of MLTG-Series, a 60 GHz mmWave PTP/PTMP solution that can deliver multi-gigabit speeds.

The MLTG-Series includes distribution nodes MLTG-360 and client nodes MLTG-CN that can be rapidly deployed on available infrastructure, such as street poles or rooftops to create a mmWave wireless distribution mesh network.

The company said that the MLTG-Series solution incorporates Terragraph, Facebook Connectivity’s 802.11ay-based gigabit wireless technology designed to deliver fibre-like speeds over the air.

This integration is set to further strengthens the partnership between the two companies.

“Terragraph’s advanced technology and unique mesh architecture make it the optimal wireless solution to drive multi-gigabit services in urban and suburban environments and complement fibre deployments,” said TT Hsu, VP of Edgecore Networks.

“Combining Edgecore’s wireless solution with Terragraph will give customers highly efficient and reliable networks built over a strong foundation of wireless deployment.”

Edgecore Networks previously collaborated with Facebook Connectivity to deploy Express Wi-Fi certified products in Southeast Asia and South America.

“We are excited to build on our partnership with Edgecore Networks and see more Terragraph-enabled solutions brought to market,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, VP for Facebook Connectivity.

“Offering an easy-to-deploy gigabit solution at an affordable price will help accelerate the availability of ultra-high broadband speeds to communities around the world.”

MLTG-360 distribution node has four 60 GHz radios, providing a coverage of up to 360 degrees, and MLTG-CN has one 60 GHz radio, providing a coverage of 90 degrees.

Both MLTG-360 and MLTG-CN are equipped with phased array beamforming antennas. MLTG-360 and MLTG-CN can be deployed – the network can be made up of MLTG-360 only, MLTG-CN only, or a combination of the two.

With an IP66 rating, MLTG-360 and MLTG-CN can also provide the weather resistance needed in outdoor deployments.