Japan Radio Co. (JRC) announced the new WIPAS-26 series, a broadband wireless point-to-multipoint communication system operating at 26 GHz providing high-speed IP access at up to 80 Mbps, is ready for worldwide distribution. The system was co-developed with NTT in order to enable a wireless broadband solution designed to deliver connection speeds competative to an optical cable network.
WIPAS-26 FWA was launched in Japan in 2003 and has been approved by FCC and ETSI, it is now being deployed overseas. JRC started to supply WIPAS-24 to Fiber Tower Corporation, a mobile backhaul carrier, in the United States in December 2005, and STAR 21 Networks, a. s. in Czech Republic agreed with JRC to sign a purchase agreement of WIPAS-26 in December 2006.
This system can also be applied to mobile backhaul, IP network last one mile, metro network solution and one of WiMAX backhaul solutions. Additionally, the WIPAS series will be expanded to advanced networks, such as WiMAX and NGN. JRC will continue to enhance the WIPAS series to meet global requirements of IP Interface Radio flexibly. More details Here.