Examing Proxim's Tsunami GX800 622Mbps Wireless

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 19, 2010

Proxim recently announced the 622Mbps licensed backhaul Tsunami GX800 microwave radios. While the marketing material cites video surveillance, the product looks best fit for carrier class mobile networks (such as WiMax and 4G LTE).

The price tag for this backhaul solution is $15,000 a link (two Tsunami GX800 radios). On top of a heavy price tag relative to other high capacity non-licensed backhaul products ($3000 - $5000), adopters of the GX800 will need to complete the laborious FCC licensing process. Thus, only larger government and commercial organizations or organizations with a special niche requirement for extreme throughput, availability and low-latency in a wireless backhaul solution should consider this product.

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