Polewall successfully tests 200 Gbps transport solution, wireless fiber-like speed is now a reality
Norwegian start-up Polewall last week successfully completed testing of their new optical wireless 200 Gbps 5G transport solution, together with Tier 1 suppliers. “The combination of low production costs and the ability for very high speed makes this a revolutionary product”, says CEO Jan Eide.
Hosted by RISE Acreo, the leading Swedish research institution for fiber optical communication systems and previous collaborator with Polewall on a EU project, tests were performed throughout the week under the watchful eyes of various Tier 1 suppliers and operators.
Polewall founder and CEO Mr. Jan Eide continues “We ran 100 Gbps at 1310 nm and 100 Gbps at 1550 nm combined over the same link at the same time. We measured the results with two 100 Gbps test sets and are very pleased with the results, which were error free.”
Targeting small cells and 5G, Polewall has developed a new compact, low cost, optical wireless transport platform capable of transmitting both front- and backhaul traffic across distances up to 250 meters at fiber-like speed.
“The 1 Gbps version is ready for commercialization, and we are ready to commercialize 100 Gbps and higher speeds on market demand”, Mr. Eide adds.
“Optical wireless transport, also called Free Space Optics (FSO) has been around since the 1970s, but has historically not had much commercial success. Driven by consumers’ unstoppable demand for mobile bandwidth, operators are now looking for rapid and low cost means of connecting densely deployed capacity-related 4G and 5G access points to their networks. It is becoming increasingly clear to all industry players that in order to meet the roll-out targets going forward, operators have to use all available tools in the transport toolkit”, Dr. Evgeny Vanin of RISE Acreo said in a comment, adding that “ Optical wireless is license free world wide. The technology utilizes infrared light and is therefore also interference free.”
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Polewall is a technology company based out of Kristiansand, Norway focused on providing high bandwidth fronthaul and backhaul solutions for small cells, FTTx, LAN Bridging and vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity. Using an optical wireless platform, Polewall’s StreetHopper is able to deliver fiber-like speeds and latencies in an easy-to-deploy package.
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