Packet Microwave 6-38 GHz Radio

DragonWave® Harmony Enhanced is an advanced, long reach, and multi-service radio operating in the 6-38 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum bands.  Harmony Enhanced is a merger of DragonWave’s Flagship Harmony Radio and Horizon Compact+ into a next-generation advanced capacity microwave system. With its integrated switch, Harmony Enhanced delivers a true all-outdoor Ethernet solution providing full Carrier Ethernet services directly from the radio. 


The Harmony Enhanced is a compact radio allowing operators to scale their networks at a low cost.  Operating on next level spectral efficiency and increased capacity through a 112-megahertz (MHz) channel support, the capabilities of Harmony Enhanced are unmatched. Harmony Enhanced is running on 2048 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) capability, Bandwidth Accelerator+. These capabilities allow our technology to deliver 500 megabits per second (Mbps) in a single radio with scalability in a single channel.  Bandwidth Accelerator+ provides >2 times throughput improvements with the inclusion of header optimization and the industry’s only bulk compression working in tandem.


The Harmony Enhanced provides the highest output power in an all-outdoor microwave system leveraging Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology to increase reach by >30 percent.  Integrated Ethernet enables a true, all-outdoor installation without the need for an additional access switch in WRED queuing, E-LINE and E-LAN support, and MPLS-TP upgradability.


The combination of high spectral efficiency and high gain radio enables operators to grow their networks through cost efficiency and reduction of antenna footprint.


Solution Highlights

  • Zero footprint, fully integrated all-outdoor unit
  • Ultra-high power radio option with up to 34dBm of transmit power
  • Wide channel support
  • Up to 2048 (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) QAM modulation support
  • SyncE support
  • Ethernet switching
  • Comprehensive management and provisioning with NetViewer NMS
  • Intuitive EMS with LinkView
  • Lowest total cost of ownership (TCO)

Key Applications

  • 4G and 5G Mobile Any Haul
  • Backhaul Aggregation
  • Leased Line Replacement
  • Last Mile Fiber Extension
  • LAN/WAN Extension
  • Private and Enterprise Networks
  • All-Outdoor Trunking Application