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Unprecedented Wireless Backhaul

The Beyond the Valley is an annual event held in Lardner, regional Victoria. Horizon Wireless provided our Tarana AbsoluteAir 2 equipment to deliver backhaul where others said it was impossible


AbsoluteAir 2

Engineered for the Australian Environment 

Tarana AbsoluteAir 2
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In December 2018 Horizon Wireless in partnership with Anycast Group and others, delivered connectivity to support public WiFi in the Beyond the Valley festival in regional VIC. This connection was particularly difficult due to

  • no fire ingress in proximity to venue

  • no line of sight to the existing telco towers in the vicinity

  • temporary (2 week) requirement due to the nature of the event

  • 5.8Ghz interference from the public WiFi that the link is powering

Horizon Wireless worked with Anycast Group and Launch Networks to deliver the end-to-end solution to the Festival.

Our Tarana AbsoluteAir 2 backhaul solution was the only option that was able to deliver connectivity over this particular link.

References available on request.



"NLOS fixed radio backhaul and access solutions have allowed Anycast Networks to not only reach challenging rural locations, but extend our metro fibre footprint in dense radio environments. 
The Tarana AA2 has enhanced Anycast Networks ability to blend access network technologies to deliver absolute reliability and outstanding performance.”

Tom Berryman, Executive Director, Anycast Group


The world’s first gigabit fixed wireless with

  • fibre quality

  • in unlicensed spectrum

  • at massive scale


Gigabit 1 (G1)

Broadband with no compromise 

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  • 1.6 Gbps peak speed

  • 10 Gbps capacity / site / 80 MHz channel (using free, unlicensed spectrum)

  • 2,048 users / site (512 / sector)

  • Industry-first complete cancellation of unlicensed-band interference

  • 3 or 5 GHz

  • Cellular deployment model

  • Suburban full-NLoS range to 2 km, rural nLoS to 30 km

  • Compact, integrated base node and low-cost residential node

  • Enhanced TR101 Broadband Forum network architecture

  • Comprehensive cloud suite for planning, zero-touch config, monitoring, SDN management, and support automation

  • Software-defined radios, enabling automated, cloud-managed performance upgrades

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