Ubiquiti's AirFiber 24HD is a moderately priced mmWave system capable of providing gigabit wireless connectivity out to about 2 kilometres. The system uses 256QAM modulation with 2x100 MHz channel widths in FDD to provide a peak data rate around the 2 Gbps mark.
24 GHz microwave systems operate on the Australian LIPD class licence which permits operation up to 100 mW of EIRP. Ubiquiti's clever engineering uses a hybrid duplexing technique to transmit and receive from different antenna gains. Recognising the strict power limit, using matched gain Tx antennas would only serve to make installation more difficult.
AirFiber 24HD are an improvement on the older AF-24 units. The more advanced antenna design allows the chipset to run modulation up to 256QAM, as opposed to 64QAM with the older AF-24.
R-Spectrum use 24 GHz to establish short range gigabit links, generally not further than 1 km. While the units are capable of double the range, 24 GHz is significantly affected by rainfall and other environmental conditions leading us to factor a considerable fade margin to maintain link availability.
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