Intracom Telecom Expands its mmWave FWA Portfolio


Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, has announced new products for its mmWave FWA portfolio, introducing the WiBAS™ G5 dual-BS and the WiBAS™ G5 smart-BS hub radios for Ultra Broadband service. The new mmWave systems will be demonstrated at the MWC Barcelona, on 28 February -03 March 2022, at Company’s stand, 7B44 in hall 7.

Having spent the two years since the announcement of the revolutionary WIBAS™ G5 evo-BS in 2019, Intracom Telecom developed new techniques to enhance the density of subscribers and the speed of connection, for its WiBAS™ mmWave FWA portfolio.

The technological innovations are being introduced on the 28GHz FDD hub radio WIBAS™ G5 dual-BS and on the 24/26/27/28GHz TDD hub radio WIBAS™ G5 smart-BS. The subscriber density reaches 240 per hub and the available capacity goes up to 3.2Gbps using wide channels of 100MHz and 112MHz, by activating 2 or 4 data streams on each hub radio.

The advanced modem technology of WiBAS™ system enables the operation of the system at a maximum 1024 modulation scheme, therefore terminals can achieve total throughput of 1Gbps. The signature feature of the WiBAS™ portfolio has always been the extended range, and this is reconfirmed for the WIBAS™ G5 dual-BS as well as for the WIBAS™ G5 smart-BS, and ranges up to 11km can be considered along with all the other parameters which are accounted for when designing and deploying for radio service coverage.

The WiBAS™ G5 dual-BS and WIBAS™ G5 smart-BS are fully compatible with operating networks and their software-defined architecture enable future-proof deployments and feature enhancements through software licensing.

Service Providers can instantly increase the total network capacity of an existing WiBAS™ deployment by operating the new hubs alongside the WiBAS™ OSDR and WiBAS™ G5 evo-BS hubs. The WIBAS™ G5 smart-BS operates at 5G mmWave frequencies alongside 5G NR networks. The WiBAS™ G5 dual-BS and WIBAS™ G5 smart-BS, just like any product of the company’s FWA ecosystem, are SDR (Software Defined Radios) having the capability to be upgraded with software for new functionalities in the future.

Jimmy Yu, VP of the Microwave Transmission and Mobile Backhaul Transport market research in Dell’Oro Group, commented: “The growing demand for microwave transmission equipment is expected to be largely driven by applications such as FWA because fiber deployment is not economical everywhere. One of the reasons that it is not economical is the long distance between homes and buildings, especially in rural areas, creating a need for mmWave solutions that can both deliver the high capacity as well as meet the longer distance requirements of rural and suburban locations.”

Dimitris Pantelopoulos, Intracom Telecom R&D Director, said: “This is a milestone for Intracom Telecom’s wireless solutions portfolio reaffirming company’s goal to lead in the FWA domain by providing first the most advanced mmWave FWA technology available in the market today. The commercial availability of the radio comes at a perfect timing where business and residential subscribers seek connectivity today, demanding 5G speeds everywhere even at places where fiber technologies cannot be deployed.”