Siklu reported double-digit growth in sales of its EtherHaul E-band millimeter wave backhaul system in 2013.
The company says it sold more than 6,500 EtherHaul units in 2013, to service providers, operators and private networks. Siklu estimates this represents more than 30 percent market share for the year.
“Siklu entered the market with a disruptive price point, which has driven adoption and pulled down average unit prices across the market,” says Richard Webb, Directing Analyst, Microwave and Carrier WiFi, for Infonetics Research, “In 2013 Siklu was a major driver of unit volumes with its EtherHaul licensed millimeter wave products.”
In 2014, Siklu will offer a low-priced, tiny, and unobtrusive V-band (60 GHz) backhaul radio that will enable mass deployment of street-level networked devices. Applications range from carrier small cells backhaul through Wi-Fi offload to security solutions. Combined with its E-band products, these new radios allow Siklu to address multiple backhaul use cases that challenge operators and service providers worldwide.
“We have already transformed the millimeter wave market with our all-silicon E-band radio, and now we’re going to shake up the 60 GHz V-band market,” said Siklu’s CEO, Itzik Ben-Bassat. “Driving small cell backhaul costs down – from unit cost to installation and operational costs - is crucial for profitable deployments.