In the US, 70, 80, and 90 GHz are "licensed lite"; you do have to
register them. Apologies for envisioning the delicious irony of the
database being swamped with trying to track and coordinate 300' links.
Not to mention that, if memory serves, there's a fee to register each
one of those links.
57-64 GHz, on the other hand, is license-exempt.
On Dec 27, 2005, at 18:34, John Scrivner wrote:
The day is going to happen in the "not so distant" future when there
will be CMOS based 70 to 90 Ghz radios the size of a pack of smokes.
These will only effectively send data about a few hundred feet. These
radios will do over 1 Gbps from day one. The idea is to run them back
to back from street light pole to pole and have WiMAX, Wifi, 802.11a
(insert your favorite client platform radio here) as the client access
device to serve a few homes or businesses around the poles.. This
gives us a platform for broadband, telephone and cable television all
over wireless. This is not a pipe dream. I am about 2 weeks from
having my first pole agreement signed. It is going to happen.
The 70 Ghz gear is not going to be a long haul solution. It is going
to be a real nice high throughput short haul solution to compete for
triple play in cities and even smaller towns eventually. I plan to
help prove this as a viable broadband platform in my own community.
Now I just wish my friends at Intel would hurry up the development of
those CMOS radios! They have all the patents and prototypes today.
Bring on the GigE through the air!
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