BridgeWave ramps up initial production of navigator licensed microwave systems

BridgeWave Communications, a market provider of 5G-ready wireless backhaul systems, has announced the successful completion of several customer trials of its Navigator all-outdoor microwave radio systems, and ramp-up to initial production for large scale rollout, the company said.

Production orders are now being accepted for Navigator, which is built on the company´s proprietary, custom RF and modem ASICs. Navigator delivers features previously unavailable in any microwave radio and dramatically changes the economics of microwave point-to-point links.

For example, inexpensive customer-replaceable diplexers that fit in the palm of a hand to convert a Navigator radio to different sub-bands, or enable high band or low band on either side of a link, dramatically decreasing inventory SKUs per frequency band and radio sparing logistics/costs, and mitigating the challenge of long lead times associated with product deliveries.

Valuable software features like ACM and QoS are integrated into Navigator without the need and associated costs of additional software licenses. Advanced Carrier Ethernet features are enabled with a single software key.

With Navigator systems, operators now have unprecedented flexibility to support multiple network configurations and applications, optimize networks for the highest capacity and range, upgrade legacy networks, and speed up deployments, while minimizing upfront investment costs and the ongoing costs to modify, maintain, and service networks.

BridgeWave Communications provides high-capacity microwave and millimeter wave backhaul and wireless connectivity solutions to operators, carriers, service providers, governments, and private enterprises. With over 35,000 systems deployed in more than 60 countries, the company´s innovative solutions have been entrusted by customers to enable highly reliable and secure, high-capacity, gigabit connectivity while reducing operating costs relative to fiber. Founded in 1999, BridgeWave is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, visit