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The CableFree team would like to invite you to join us at GITEX 2016, Dubai 16-20 October, Stand Z-M30.
We are running Training Courses in Dubai from 16-27 October, and in Oxford throughout the year. Courses are customised to cover Radio, Microwave, MMW, LTE, WiFi and FSO.
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Come and see the latest wireless products, applications for Safe Cities, Smart Cities, 4G/LTE Networks, ISPs, Security and CCTV, case studies and inspiration from experts in the industry.
At GITEX 2016 we are showing the complete CableFree range of wireless products including our new 10-40Gbps Millimeter Wave (MMW), AC MIMO Radio, Microwave, FSO and 4G/LTE solutions. CableFree products are used in 4G/LTE Telecom Networks, CCTV, Internet Service Providers, Government, Defence, Oil&Gas, Broadcast, Education and Disaster Recovery.
Please ask with any enquiries: we’ll be delighted to respond and support you. Our team is available on Skype, IMS, Telephone and Email to discuss your needs at any time!
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Are you planning to visit GITEX in Dubai? Interested in Safe Cities, Mobility Solutions, 10Gbps UNITY solutions or LTE networks? If so, please come and see CableFree: Wireless Excellence. We’re in Zabeel Hall, Stand Z-M30 exhibiting our complete range of wireless solutions:
At GITEX we will be exhibiting our latest range of carrier-class wireless solutions including:
CableFree Millimeter Wave Links now offer up to 10Gbps and 40Gbps per link aggregate – the highest capacity available in the entire wireless industry. Choose a 10-Gigabit or 40-Gigabit MMW Network with CableFree:
CableFree Emerald LTE range includes latest-generation High Power LTE-Advanced Base stations, EPC Infrastructure and indoor & outdoor CPE devices, covering all current LTE bands with high capacity and low costs. Create private LTE networks. Upgrade older WiMAX network s to LTE for greater capacity and longer range. Overlay existing 2G cellular networks with latest LTE technology for data. Ideal for Mobility, Wireless ISP, Utilities, Emergency Services. Contact our expert team for advice:
CableFree UNITY platform offers wireless links up to 40Gbps capacity, uniquely combines diverse wireless technologies to extend range and all-weather reliability. Connect further, faster, and with greater reliability and uptime. Easy to install, fit&forget solutions. CableFree innovation increases capacity, data rates, and ensures Scalable systems that can extend as you grow. Choose a Multi-Gigabit, Resilient, Self-Healing Network with CableFree:
Become a Wireless Expert: Book on one of our bespoke Training Courses in either Dubai or Oxford to learn about the latest in wireless technology, wireless network design, implementation and certification for Microwave, MMW, LTE/4G, FSO, WiFi and MIMO Radio:
CableFree has deployed Gigabit Wireless MMW links for Public Safety networks in the UAE with regional partner CDN (Computer Data Networks). For this project a number of 1Gbps MMW links have been implemented to upgrade and extend existing network infrastructure for Safe City applications.
CableFree Millimeter Wave (MMW) links offer up to 10Gbps Full Duplex capacity and are proven to operate well in the harsh climate and conditions in regions such as the UAE, including recent record summer temperatures. CableFree worked closely with CDN to ensure high uptime and availability are ensured throughout the network.
CableFree MMW is a proven and robust high speed technology for Line of Sight links. High frequency microwave signals between 60 and 90GHz have “pencil beam” properties that avoid any interference and enable dense deployment in busy urban areas.
Applications for Millimeter Wave include 4G/LTE Mobile Backhaul, Safe Cities, Government, Corporate CCTV and ISP backbones.
Distances up to 5-15km can be deployed reliably: CableFree provide a full range of planning tools to enable customers to plan for high availability even in high rainfall regions.
CableFree MMW links are ideal for implementing wireless networks in many regions and can upgrade existing congested unlicensed and licensed microwave links, and extend the reach of fibre optic cabling. The links are rapid to deploy within hours and can provide permanent, temporary or disaster-recovery scenarios, including resilient backup to fragile fibre optic cables and leased lines.
CableFree FOR3 Microwave links are being installed by ISPs in Iraq for Internet Backbone Connectivity. These links offer 880Mbps full duplex capacity with easy upgrade capability to 2+0 for 1.76Gbps full duplex, and are typically installed on towers or buildings for clear Line of Sight between network node locations.
CableFree FOR3 can expand to 3.5Gbps and above for ultra high capacity links. Microwave links are fast to install and can be deployed within hours, and distances up to 100km or more on suitable towers.
Microwave is low cost alternative to fibre optic and leased line connectivity and are highly reliable with uptimes of 99.999% or higher possible.
Pictures from Iraq from CableFree regional partner Noor AKD.
CableFree Products are used extensively in the Middle East region with installations in countries including Iraq, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and several others
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Other CableFree products offer up to 10Gbps capacity using MMW technology.
CableFree is introducing our new MIMO Radio, a high capacity, modern IP radio offering up to 867Mbps capacity for diverse applications including corporate networks, CCTV, Safe Cities and Wireless ISP networks.
With many unique features, CableFree Pearl is available in both 5GHz and 2.4GHz Unlicensed plus 4.9GHz Public Safety bands to suit varied applications. CableFree Pearl is a Full Outdoor Radio with Rapid Easy-Twist Mount and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection using a single Cat5/e/6 cable for rapid and simple installation.
CableFree Pearl features:
“CableFree Pearl joins our well-established range of wireless transmission solutions, now deployed in city-wide and country-wide networks in 70 countries since 1996. The simple Out-of-Box experience enables customer networks to be connected up and live in minutes, rather than hours or days”
CableFree Pearl is fully shipping and available today.
Product data is online on the CableFree Website at:
Major technology advantages of CableFree Radios includes:
For further information on the range of CableFree Radios:
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Achieving the lowest end-to-end Ultra Low Latency with the highest possible reliability and network stability not only requires a wireless transmission platform that supports cutting edge low latency performance, but must be combined with the experience and expertise necessary to design, deploy, support and operate a Millimeter wave, Free Space Optics or Microwave transmission network.
In High Frequency Trading (HFT) applications where computers can make millions of decisions in fractions of a second, receiving data even a single millisecond sooner can equate to a distinct advantage and generate significant profits. This is called Low Latency or Ultra Low Latency networking.
According to Information Week Magazine¹: “A one (1) millisecond advantage in trading applications can be worth $100 million a year to a major brokerage firm”. Currently electronic trading makes between 60% and 70% of daily volume of the New York Stock Exchange. Tabb Group, a research firm, estimated that High-frequency traders generated about $21 billion in 2008.
Financial Trading centres with HF Traders can be in locations separated by long distances for example Chicago and New York. Data communications between these locations is commonly over leased circuits on fibre optic networks. But if the data was carried over Microwave radio links between the same two locations it would arrive several milliseconds earlier. Why?
Optical, Millimeter Wave and Microwave signals travel through the air about 40% faster than light through optical fiber. Latency in a data communications circuit, or the time difference between sending a request for data and receiving the reply, will consequently be longer over a fibre optic circuit than a microwave circuit of the exact same length.
Latency is largely a function of the speed of light, which is 299,792,458 meters/second in vacuum. Microwave signals travel through the air at approximately the same speed as light through a vacuum and will have a latency of approximately 5.4 microseconds for every mile of path length. Light travel in optical fibre has latency of 8.01 microseconds for every mile of cable, due to the refraction in the fibre. When data has to travel over 1400 miles from Chicago to New York and back again the latency difference due to the communications medium alone is more than 3.5 milliseconds.
Straighter Routes Microwave networks have shorter routes, reducing the total network distance and consequently further improving latency. Microwave links can overcome topographical obstacles such as rivers, mountains and highways while optical networks in many cases have to go around them or follow existing roads or bridges. In general, signals over fibre networks have to travel farther and thus take longer to get to their destination.
Total latency in any network includes additional latency due to data queuing delay, processing delay through gateways, network design, equipment configuration and extra distances due to circuitous routes.
Overall, CableFree Millimeter wave (MMW), Free Space Optics (FSO) andMicrowave networks offer a better solution for Ultra Low Latency applications such as HFT in comparison to fiber optic equipment because of a combination of an advantage in transmission medium and simple geometry—shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
The CableFree product range includes specific Ultra Low Latency versions of Microwave, Millimeter Wave (MMW) and Free Space Optics (FSO) products which reduce the latency per-hop and per-terminal to under 20 nanoseconds per terminal, using special low latency techniques. Customised Advanced Modulation for Lowest Latency greatly reduces the latency in transmission compared to standard wireless links
Come to IFSEC and see the latest wireless products, applications for security and CCTV, case studies and inspiration from experts in the industry.
At IFSEC 2016 we will be showing the complete CableFree range of wireless products for Safe Cities, Smart Cities, CCTV and security applications including our new 10Gbps Millimeter Wave (MMW), AC MIMO Radio, Microwave, FSO and 4G/LTE solutions. CableFree products are used in CCTV Security, Government, Defence, Oil&Gas, as well as Cellular Telecommunication Networks, Broadcast, Education and Disaster Recovery.
Wireless Excellence look forward to working with you to build high performance, dependable and resilient wireless networks for CCTV, Police, Government and security networks.
Please enquire directly about our range of wireless solutions which include:
Please Contact Us for information about IFSEC 2016: We’ll be delighted to meet you there!
Oxford – 6 April 2016 – Wireless Excellence Limited announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on 20 main quantitative and qualitative criterion: they include disruptive impact, market footprint, proof of concept, financial performance, technology innovation, social value, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.
“This year was rewarding, beyond all expectations” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “There are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products in Europe. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. Wireless Excellence Limited shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the finalists. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe. We know that the 2016 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact.”
Finalists for the 2016 edition of the Red Herring 100 Europe award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the months leading up to the announcement, Red Herring reviewed over 1200 companies in the telecommunications, security, cloud, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries completed their submissions to qualify for the award.
The finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Europe Forum in Amsterdam, April 11-13, 2016. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on the evening of April 13 at the event.
Wireless Excellence Limited is based at The Oxford Science Park, UK and manufactures the CableFree range of advanced wireless networking equipment with capacities up to 10Gbps and long range distances up to 200km.
Technologies include Microwave, Radio, Millimeter Wave, Free Space Optics, WiFi and 4G/LTE. Website www.cablefree.net
Worried about a possible Fibre Cut? You should be. Though fibre is perceived as a “perfect” media, fibre is fragile and repairs take days or weeks requiring specialist skills and equipment. Consider a Gigabit Wireless resilience strategy for your fibre network to avoid downtime, unproductivity and loss of business for clients.
The vast majority of corporate LAN connections, cable, Internet and LTE backhaul, is done over fibre optic cable. In one report CNN stated that about 99 percent of all international communications occur over undersea cabling. Alan Mauldin, research director at U.S.-based research firm Telegeography, noted that while some major cabling projects can come with high price tags, fibre optics is considered more robust and more cost-effective than common wireless alternatives like satellite.
But while fibre optic cabling is traditionally seen as the safer option, that may be a misconception. When installed correctly, fibre optics is the “perfect” media, transmitting Gigabits of data without interruption. However, any disruption to the fragile fibre causes data outages which take days or weeks to locate and repair. The armoured covering around the fibre cable may keeps it safe from rodents but is no protection against mechanical diggers, street works and other forms of disruption. According to data from the Federal Communications Commission. about a quarter of all network outages that happened between 1993 and 2001 were from cables being cut. Regardless of how the fibre cut occurred, such outages can be particularly damaging.
Fibre is not a “self healing” media: skilled teams with specialist fibre-splicing and terminating equipment are required to repair a broken fibre connection. Most data communication engineers do not have this equipment or training on using them. Fibre repair is a specialist business and getting trained people and splicing equipment to site costs time and money. Factoring the anticipated cost of a fibre repair into a budget for “downtime” and “unproductivity” for corporates – and missing SLA’s for uptime for Service Providers – is a serious issue, including business continuity planning. For rural areas, access to sites can be limited, with some locations limited by poor weather, and for islands sometimes only with infrequent access by sea or air.
As these instances show, there are many different ways in which fibre optic cabling can be disrupted:
By Vandalism – This type of fibre cut outage has been worryingly common of late. According to CNN, there have been 11 separate incidents involving the cutting of fibre optic cable in the Bay Area since July 2015. The FBI noted that there have been more than 12 in the region since January, and that it’s been hard to stop in part because there is so much critical cabling in the area and because cables are typically clearly marked, The Wall Street Journal reported. Authorities noted that these incidents show no sign of slowing down either, as they don’t have a clear suspect(s) or motive at this time. The Journal also noted that some instances of fibre optic-related downtime are not due to vandalism, but rather someone trying to steal metal. A video coverage report on fibre cut caused by vandalism is here on Youtube
By Accident – This is perhaps one of the most common causes of fibre cuts, but nevertheless they are just as damaging. In one example a 75-year-old woman in the country of Georgia was digging in a field when she accidentally severed a fibre optic cable, in an article in The Guardian. As a result of the mishap, close to 90 percent of Armenia and parts of Azerbaijan and Georgia were completely without Internet for five plus hours.
By force of Nature – Tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and other major natural disasters all have the potential to cut or entirely destroy fibre optic cabling. Other seemingly more benign forces of nature can also cripple connectivity, as Level 3 reported that 28 percent of all damages it sustained to its infrastructure in 2010 were caused by squirrels. In some locations, fibre installations are run on overhead “catenary wires” which render them at risk of outage with overhead activity and weather.
In some of these fibre cut outage incidents, the fallout can be relatively minor. A cut that occurs in the middle of the night on a redundant line can be easy enough to deal with, with service providers sometimes able to reroute traffic in the interim. Unfortunately however, such incidents often lead to much bigger problems for end users. For example, a cut fibre optic cable in northern Arizona in April caused many thousands of people and businesses to go about 15 hours with telephone and Internet service. This meant many shops had to either close or resort to manual tracking, and that personal Internet usage grinded to a halt, The Associated Press reported. More importantly, 911 emergency communications were disrupted in the incident.
It’s not just a hassle for end users, as cut fibre can severely impact public health when emergency services like police departments, fire stations and EMTs can’t take and receive calls. Plus, such incidents are very costly for service providers, forced to repair expensive infrastructure. They can also lead to canceled service, as customers become irate at service providers for failing to provide reliable connectivity at all times.
One easy way to avoid the problems related to cut fibre is to consider a wireless alternative to fibre as a resilient path. Using both fibre and wireless gives perfect network resilience. For example, if there is a disruption to the fibre optics at street level, the wireless links are up on rooftop level do not suffer – and vice versa. In one real-world example, after a cable outage caused residents of Washington state’s San Juan Islands to go without telephone, Internet and cell service for 10 days in 2013, CenturyLink installed a wireless mobile backhaul option there, according to The AP.
By opting for a solution like a Gigabit Wireless Microwave, MMW, Free Space Optics or MIMO OFDM Radio, service providers gain a wireless alternative to cabling that is just as robust and fast as fibre. With the Gigabit Wireless link in place, cut fibre optic cabling is less disruptive to end users and ISPs.
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