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Duh! 1/4/2018 | 4:21:47 PM
Re: Guide lines Not from what I understand. They operate at much higher frequencies than  amateur and aviation bands.

Forget everything you thought you knew about power line carrier. This is a completely different beast.
kq4ym 1/3/2018 | 4:00:06 PM
Re: Guide lines I wonder if the past problems of RF interference are still a problem waiting for a solution in this latest iteration. Maybe that's why they are not yet "talking about a commercial timeline for AirGig yet," waiting to see if interference  is going to cause complaint from others using radio frequency transmission of data and sound.
Phil_Britt 12/18/2017 | 12:43:21 PM
Re: Guide lines Another issue could be the quality of the power and telecom transmissions in high-demand days, like when it is in the mid-90s and muggy. In the Chicago area, we still have the occasional brownouts on such days.
Duh! 12/18/2017 | 11:23:23 AM
Re: Guide lines Surface waves. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-wire_transmission_line

 
brooks7 12/16/2017 | 12:01:05 AM
Re: Guide lines https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waveguide_(electromagnetism)

So go read that before we go any further....are you saying that they are mounting a wave guide in parallel with the power lines?  Or they have a configuration of specific way that lines are configured that create a magnetic tunnel?  Or are you saying that they are using a narrow beam  and running it in parallel to the power lines?

What spawnbsd posted says that there is in fact no waveguide involved.

seven

 
spawnbsd 12/15/2017 | 6:13:10 PM
Re: Guide lines As has been mentioned a few times, this isn't carrying a signal over the power line conductors at all, it's merely using the powerlines as a waveguide for an mmwave signal. 
Duh! 12/14/2017 | 10:29:03 PM
Re: Guide lines Looks like an AirGig to WiGig bridge (or repeater?) is an option that they're experimenting with. From what I've been able to piece together, it's Plan B. That defeats the purpose of the plastic antenna they've been talking about.

The goal is to make AirGig an integral part of their fixed and mobile 5G network. This implies 5G CPE... make that 5G vCPE.

 
DanJones 12/14/2017 | 6:04:56 PM
Re: Guide lines So the WiGig radios as the CPE/WiFi distribution to the home?
Duh! 12/14/2017 | 4:06:29 PM
Re: Guide lines So I've been sleuthing.

Apparently, it's mm-wave, ultimately 5G NR, now presumably proprietary. There is a 32-sector antenna on top. No hint of how much goes in these units, other than regeneration and beam steering.

Some videos from last year shows it being used for mobile 5G as well as fixed, from the same antenna. Not clear whether they've been able to pull that off or not.

The latest press release also shows units with wifi APs and 60 GHz pt-pt radios, but that looks more like a field integration than integral to the AirGig system.

 
mendyk 12/14/2017 | 12:39:06 PM
Re: Guide lines That takes some of the Air out of the Gig, no?
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