Modern V-band 60GHz radios from CableFree are easy-to-deploy, cost-effective, wireless Gigabit Ethernet point-to-point bridges operating in the 60 GHz millimeter wave V-band, delivering full-duplex capacity of up to 1 Gbit/s over distances of up to 1km or more. Utilising Time Division Duplexing (TDD), the full 2.3Gbps capacity of the radio is available divided into both directions for transmit and receive under user control.
Combining carrier-class performance with advanced features such as adaptive modulation, multi-channel operation, low latency, high link throughput and security, the CableFree V-Band Radio supports a variety of shorthaul connectivity, network extension and backhaul applications.
Modern Chipsets for V-band wireless include 802.11ad wireless chipsets which offer high performance with compact, efficient & low-power solutions.
Is this product 5G?
Please note that the 60GHz V-band radio products described on this website do NOT use 5G chipsets or standards. They use 802.11ad type chipsets, with beamforming. There are currently no 5G radios with 60GHz on the market.
Safety of 60GHz V-band
Is 60GHz Safe to use? There is currently significant disinformation posted by “5G protesters” about 5G & 60GHz on the internet: Some posts even link directly to this very page, claiming “proof” of their unscientific and zero-evidence claims. This page clearly demonstrates the opposite:
60GHz IS PERFECTLY SAFE – and here’s why:
Low Power: these 60GHz radios transmit at only 10mW (10 milliwatts, or 1/100 of a Watt) RF power, which is just 1/20 the power of a standard cellphone. Unlike your cellphone which you place right next to your head – V-band radios are mounted outdoor areas away from people, and use very low power directional beams.
Compare this with a TV mast: Crystal Palace in London currently transmits digital terrestrial Television at over 1200kW (1.2 MEGAWATT, or 1,200,000 watts), and has been transmitting TV since 1956. That is 120 MILLION TIMES more power than a V-band 60GHz radio, and transmitting for over 60 years. Did you hear “5G protesters” complaining about TV transmitters? No, because there’s no widespread history of health effects over 60 years .
Oxygen. Some “5G conspiracy” posts state: “This causes Oxygen to not bind well to blood hemoglobin causing the body to become Oxygen starved (hypoxia)” This statement is unscientific. The ultra low power 60GHz signals do not even penetrate human skin. The signals are partly reflected and partly absorbed by the skin, preventing them entering the body and cannot cause the claimed effect. There is NO scientific study which will back up this claimed hypoxia effect on the human body. The “5G protesters” NEVER provide any, because there is no publication or science that would agree with their unscientific claims – it’s simply not impossible.
Water. The human body is around 60% water. 60GHz – like all microwave signals – is highly absorbed by water. After your skin, water in your own body blocks any remaining signals even further. The power levels are so low that the effect is unmeasurable: your own body generates over 100 Watts of heat all on it’s own even when resting. Note that “5G conspiracists” never mention this.
60GHz has already been used for decades: 60GHz radios have been used commercially since 2001, and for other applications since the 1990’s, in many cities worldwide. Long before 5G was even dreamed up, Point-to-Point radios all over the world have used 60GHz band now for decades. There have been NO reported health issues from 60GHz during ALL of this time, no protests, and no studies suggesting that they could, or would cause any harm.
Safety of 5G
Please note for those interested: this specific website isn’t about 5G. Here is a link to a website with content specifically about safety of 5G networks.
What if I’m still scared – I’ve read so much about “5G fear” !
If you’ve read recent scare-mongering about 5G, stop and think rationally. These 60GHz frequencies have been used for decades already with no known adverse effects or health reports. So why the hype now? 5G Conspiracists like to whip up fear, but prevent no actual evidence.
The highest RF exposure you will get in your life is from your OWN cellphone, because when you use it, you hold it to your head whilst making a call. Yet Billions of people have used cellphones for decades, with no widespread health effects measured. And thousands of lives are saved every year by emergency calls made by these phones. Logic tells us that we should weigh up the clear BENEFIT of mobile phones – which regularly save lives of our loved ones – versus irrational fear with no supporting evidence.
Please see this page for details and to learn more about safety of wireless systems. And use your rational judgement when deciding what things around us are safe, and which are not.
Technical Benefits of 60GHz Technology
Excellent “carrier class” performance for high-speed Gigabit capacity internet, data, and voice communications.
60GHz radios have a small footprint making them perfect for metropolitan areas or aesthetically sensitive installations, such as in historic districts or architecturally regulated areas.
60 GHz has unique characteristics which provide a high degree of immunity to interference from other radio signals.
Large 7 GHz channel size (“bigger pipe”), compared to conventional microwave solutions (typically 3.5 to 60 MHz).
“Oxygen absorption” attenuates 60 GHz signals such that they cannot travel far beyond their intended path, which (a) enhances signal/data security and (b) enables customers to install numerous 60 GHz radios in the same area (higher “frequency reuse”).
Excellent directivity via highly focused point-to-point antennas, perfect for building-to-building, tower-to-tower, and small cell deployments.
Up to “Five 9’s” (99.999%) availability, depending on rainfall rates/geographic location. In most parts of the world, rain attenuation can be compensated for by selecting the appropriate antenna and assessing link distance correctly, which is made easier by Choice of different 60 GHz antennas to suit precise applications