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GWS 5000 Series TV White Space Solution

Best in class TV Whitespace wireless solution with industry leading throughput and range to meet the most demanding of deployment challenges. The GWS 5000 series is the most advanced TV whitespace solution available and is the 5th generation of TV Whitespace radio developed by 6Harmonics. The GWS-5002 version is FCC certified for deployment in USA. For deployment in UK or other countries the GWS-5002 version has received CE Mark.

Throughput using a 24MHz channel can reach >70Mbps TCP/IP or >90Mbps UDP with MIMO and 50Mbps TCP/IP or >65Mbps UDP with SISO. Conducted transmit power up to 39dBm per spatial stream (8W) is the highest available in the market (regulatory permitting). Receive diversity with STBC plus LDPC forward error correction ensures stable links even in noisy environments.

Based upon the globally accepted robust WiFi protocol, the GWS 5000 series radios are able to maintain NLOS data links in the most challenging of TVWS deployments when faced with in-band noise & interference, multi-path fade, trees or other obstructions. With a Mobility software option, the GWS 5000 is unique amongst TVWS radios. Mobility software option allows fast, soft hand-over between base stations and enables mobile mesh operation. The mobility option can be used in UK on an unlicensed basis as a “Type B” TVWS device connected to an approved database (not available in USA).


  • Rural broadband internet for residences and businesses
  • NLOS backhaul to community, educational or retail indoor WiFi hotspots, outdoor WiFi
  • Maritime networks, ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore
  • Video surveillance & security
  • Public safety communications in remote locations
  • Rural IoT & Precision Agriculture
  • In-building networks

Key Features

  • Operates on 6MHz TV channels from 14 to 51 inclusive (470MHz-698MHz) USA, Canada, etc.
  • Operates on 8MHz TV channels from 21 to 58 inclusive (470MHz-774MHz) UK, EU, Africa
  • Base stations: single or dual spatial stream in transmit, dual spatial stream in receive
  • Client station: single spatial stream in transmit, dual spatial stream in receive
  • Dual spatial stream in receive provides MIMO or receive diversity with STBC to enhance link stability and SNR
  • LDPC forward error correction code ensures link stability even in noisy environments
  • Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint or Mesh
  • Suitable for both access and backhaul links
  • L2 connectivity enables management of residential access points directly from an edge-router behind the base station
  • VLAN L2 trunking
  • Internal GPS geolocation
  • Software defined channel width from 2MHz to 32MHz, typically 6-12-18-24MHz or 8-16-24MHz
  • All stations dynamically independently optimise throughput based upon minimising packet retries
  • Low latentcy, typically <5mS round trip delay
  • Client station scan and fast auto-reconnect
  • Intuitive GUI minimises user training and simplifies operation
  • Client station beacon reading allows quick determination of base station signal strength and base station SSID
  • Link-by-link throughput status including RSSI, noise, SNR, MCS, station geolocation
  • Remote transmit power control of client stations from base station GUI
  • Djinni tool ensures rapid login and network configuration, even if IP address lost
  • Auto roll-back of IP address if not confirmed after reconfiguration, prevents loss of access
  • Remote firmware upgrade via GUI
  • Firmware image backup to onboard memory or save to external memory
  • Map feature in combination with GPS geolocation simplifies visualisation of real network layout
  • Spectrum noise scan enables optimal choice of operating channel
  • Nominet database for USA & UK unlicensed operation, GPS ensures correct channel availability
  • LAN/WAN diagnosis tool to ensure internet access and database access are valid
  • Radius client for network access validation
  • Powered by readily available low-cost POE switches or single POE midspans, simple to co-locate with existing hybrid networks using either 5GHz or 3.5GHz radios
  • DC powered options available
  • IP67 enclosure operates over wide temperature range and withstands moisture and precipitation
  • Custom enclosures available
  • Depending on the deployment scenario, links in excess of 20km can be established

Contact 6Harmonics on antenna options available (regulatory dependent).

Radio Specifications

Receive sensitivity 6MHz channel width, -98dBm typical

8MHz channel width -97dBm typical

Receive noise floor -103dBm / 6MHz typical
Receive gain control Automatic or Manual
Conducted Power per Spatial Stream Max of 27.8dBm (FCC)
Max 27.8dBm / 8MHz (ETSI Class 1)
33dBm (Other)
39dBm (Other, DC supply required)
Transmit power control Automatic or manual (1dBm increments)


Automatic adaptive OFDM BPSK ½ rate to 64QAM   rate per stream (MCS0 to MCS7)


Manual MCS upper limit option.

Medium Contention Management CSMA with RTS / CTS Mode on client station

Airtime fairness mode (ATF) for downlink

TDMA mode for uplink

Network monitoring SNMPv2, proprietary MIB file
Packet aggregation High throughput (HT) mode supported
Security PSK, 256bit AES encryption
Load balancing SSID, ATF & TDMA
Network management User defined IP address, sub-net, gateway and DNS

Standards and Regulatory Compliance

Europe EN 301 598 V1.1.1; EN 301 598 V2.1.1[1]; EN 301.489-1
USA FCC CFR 47 Part 15 Sub-part H [2]
CE Mark ·      Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (2014/30/EU)

·      Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU

·      Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)

·      General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC

[1] EN 301 598 V2.1.1 (2018-1) Notified body opinion performed by Nemko (1622). Certificate number: 192101, issued 20th June 2019.
[2] Granted 3rd September 2019

Power Specifications

Power supply 50-56V Passive POE++ 1/2, 4/5 (+); 3/6, 7/8 (-)
Power consumption 33dBm maximum transmit power: 35W boot, 30W on transmit, 15W receive

Average power consumption 25W, traffic pattern dependant

Recommended power supplies CPE: Ubiquiti POE-50-60W
BTS: Ubiquiti POE-54-80W

Netonix POE switch configured to 48VH 1.5A

Surge suppression Ethernet surge suppression at both client and base stations is required.

Lightning surge suppression is required on base station radio to antenna connection.


Dimensions Base Station Client Station
Weight 4.35Kg 2.81Kg
Housing 31cm x 31cm x 8.5cm 24cm x 24cm x 11cm
Mounting 1 Female RJ45 IP67 RJ45 connector. Auto-sensing 10/100-T Ethernet
Antenna 2 Female IP67 N-type connector
Other Pressure equalisation vent

Custom enclosures available for 8W, vehicular or maritime applications. 8W version requires external DC power supply.


Operating Temperature -40C to +50C (external); -40C to +85C (internal)
Humidity 5%-100%
Electrostatic Discharge 15kV air, 10kV contact (power cycle may be required)
Altitude Temperature De-rating Altitude (m) Temperature (C)
  0 0 to +50.0
  1500 0 to +47.3
  3000 0 to +44.3
  4500 0 to +41.1