Ubiquiti Networks high power radio cards operating in 900 MHz band

Steve Stroh, who writes an excellent blog on broadband wireless Internet access, says this about Ubiquiti Networks new Super Range 9 high power radio cards which the company announced at ISPCON 2005 this week:Steve Stroh, who writes an excellent blog on broadband wireless Internet access, says this about Ubiquiti Networks new Super Range 9 high power radio cards which the company announced at ISPCON 2005 this week:

The Super Range 9 adds a new dimension (literally) to such systems, and the “Penetrates trees Non Line of Sight (NLOS)” nature of 902-928 MHz means that mesh systems can become that much MORE capable. Currently, 902-928 MHz capability is only available in frequency-dedicated units from vendors such as Alvarion, Airspan, Trango Broadband, Motorola Canopy, WaveRider, etc.

This is incredibly exciting news not just for wireless ISPs and community wireless groups, but for cities and counties that are deploying wide area wireless networks. To find out more, go to this article on Steve’s blog.

Comments

  1. Jim (aka Jacomo) says:

    I am confused. Did not read anything about the 900Mhz capabilities of this Ubiquiti system. It only lists 2.4 and 5Ghz capabilities on their web site.
    What am I missing ?
    If we can get a 900, or even better yet a 700Mhz capability in a Wireless Mesh system like this we would really have something.

    Jacomo

  2. Jacomo is right on the money. In light of the recent Spectrum Auctions, a 700 Mhz card would open the deployment possibilities greatly.

  3. 900MHZ will offer some interesting possibility in a dense urban environment where the 2.4 band has a high back round noise levels and often is non line of sight due to trees and also would help to lower the cost in highway Intelligent Transportation Systems with the longer range on the backhaul. Now let’s hope it will be offered in multable radio APs so that you can use full duplex backhaul to extend the number of hops between wired APs.

  4. Jesse Kopelman says:

    John, before you get excited, 900 MHz has much more background noise than 2.4 GHz. Also, there is not much bandwidth available.