LightPointe Takes the 80 GHz Wireless Fiber Lead with World’s First 20 Gigabit Microwave Link, Leapfrogging Competing Solutions

AireLink 80 10Gig and AireLink 80 20Gig solutions are the longest distance, highest bandwidth radios in the industry

SAN DIEGO & NEW YORK--()--LightPointe, a leading manufacturer of millimeter wave point-to-point radios and laser bridges used for ultra high capacity building-to-building connectivity, continues its leadership in 80 GHz backhaul radios by adding 10 Gbps and 20 Gbps solutions to its AireLink Series. LightPointe’s AireLink 80 10Gig system requires only one radio on each side of the link to achieve 10 Gbps full duplex data throughput. And the AireLink 80 20Gig utilizes advanced Orthomode Transducer (OMT) polarization technology to achieve an astonishing 20 Gbps full duplex capacity, for a total aggregated link capacity of 40 Gbps—20 Gbps each direction, simultaneously. In addition, the AireLink 80 10Gig and 20Gig solutions come with a choice of three high gain field-changeable antennas, 1 foot, 2 foot, and 3 foot, making them the longest distance, highest bandwidth radio solutions in the millimeter wave industry. They are ideal for a broad range of network topologies including Point-to-Point, Metro Ring/Metropolitan Area Network, Mesh, and Multi-Point Star Architectures. The benefits of having the industry’s highest transmission power of up to 25 dBm—combined with the highest gain millimeter-wave antennas available—positions these systems at the pinnacle of distance and bandwidth performance.

“LightPointe’s AireLink 80 10Gig and 20Gig backhaul solutions provide up to four times the capacity of our nearest competitors,” said Dr. Heinz Willebrand, CEO of LightPointe and recognized as one of the ‘Forty innovators building the foundation of the next-gen electronics industry’ by EE Times. “Our AireLink 80 10Gig and AireLink 80 20Gig provide unsurpassed capacity and reliability. And by using modulations up to QAM-256, these solutions require less spectrum for 10 and 20 Gigabit operation, providing unrivaled spectral efficiency. And to protect our customers’ investment, we’ve made the AireLink 10Gig solution field-upgradeable to 20Gig, so buyers of the 10Gig system can later double its capacity if desired. Our AireLink Series is ideal for businesses, telecom carriers, and ISPs desiring ‘future proof’ wireless fiber solutions as their networks grow and handle increasingly higher data and video demands.”

Such point-to-point radios are deployed by businesses, 4G, and 5G telecom carriers, and other organizations to transmit massive streams of data between buildings or towers, thus avoiding the installation and recurring costs of trenching for fiber.


  • Full duplex 20 Gbps, for a total aggregated link capacity of up to 40 Gbps.
  • AireLink 80 10Gig model requires only one radio on each side of the link.
  • Multiple non-interfering frequency channels.
  • Choice of antennas (1ft/30cm, 2ft/60cm, 3ft/90cm).
  • Hitless adaptive coding/modulation ensures availability.

About LightPointe

LightPointe ( manufactures wireless Gigabit capacity bridges for enterprises and 4G / 5G LTE. The company is also the leader in Ultra Low Latency (ULL) wireless bridges for High Frequency Trading (HFT) networks.


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