Ubiquiti airFiber 5X / AF-5X | 5 GHz, Carrier Backhaul Radio, 500MBit+ Throughput

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  • Item no.: ART5857
  • Shipping weight: 1,21 kg
  • Product weight: 1,11 kg
  • Shipping time: 1 - 3 workdays
  • Our price: 419,99 €
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Ubiquiti AirFiber AF-5X / AirFiber X

Ubiquiti Networks continues to disrupt the wireless broadband market with revolutionary technology at breakthrough pricing by introducing airFiber X, a modular airFiber radio systemthat will serve a wide range of frequencies and is designed to be compatible with a variety of Ubiquiti® antennas. Building upon the proven design of the airMAX® Rocket? system, airFiber X allows you to customize airFiber backhaul links or upgrade existing Rocket Point-to-Point (PtP) links. The first airFiber X model is the AF-5X model for use in the 5 GHz frequency band.

Engineered for Performance

Ubiquiti's INVICTUS? custom silicon and proprietary radio architecture are designed specifically for long distance, outdoor wireless applications.

Our INVICTUS core communications processing engine surpasses all of the limitations inherent to generic Wi-Fi chips to provide superior performance, long range capability, DFS flexibility, and power output. The AF-5X features industry leading 10.6 bps/Hz spectral efficiency, line rate data packet processing for up to 500+ Mbps of real data throughput, and innovative xtreme Range Technology (xRT?) for up to 200+ km in range .

Full-Band Certification with DFS

The AF-5X covers the entire, license free, 5 GHz spectrum and includes DFS approval. Anyone around the world can deploy and operate the AF 5X in the 5 GHz range practically anywhere they choose (subject to local country regulations). Optimal Operation in Unlicensed Bands Channel width flexibility (10/20/30/40/50 MHz) allows independent TX and RX channel frequency configurations anywhere within the radio band to avoid local interference, and the channel centers are selectable in 1 MHz increments. You also have the ability to program different uplink and downlink duty cycles to support asymmetric traffic requirements.

Ultra-Low Latency with HDD Technology

The AF5X is designed to provide the highest TDD throughput available and is engineered with proprietary Hybrid Division Duplexing (HDD) technology. In a backhaul link, two AF-5X radios use patent pending HDD technology to calculate the propagation delay and know when each radio can transmit and receive, so they send packets in precise synchronization. Packet transmission latency is virtually eliminated.


Co-location is vital in many scenarios. For example, a WISP may have limited tower space, so it must co-locate all equipment within that allotted footprint.

GPS Synchronization

Precise GPS frame synchronization frees the AF5X from interference for superior co-location capability. GPS enables the concurrency of TX and RX frames so you can co-locate the UBNT AF-5X radios and enhance the overall performance of your backhaul links.

Clean Power Output

Using digital pre-distortion compensation and multi IFFT processing, the innovative RF design delivers ultra clean power output that improves noise immunity and co-location performance. This reduces the potential impact on the RF noise environment and allows for the use of higher order modulation, such as 256QAM.


Technical Datasheet

Technical Data:

Manufacturer / Product: Ubiquiti Networks / AirFiber AF-5X
Frequency: 5150-5925 MHz (Dependent on Regulatory Region)
Maximum Throughput: 500+ Mbps
Maximum Range: 200+ km
RF Connectors: 2 x RP-SMA Weatherproof (CH0, CH1)
1 x SMA Weatherproof (GPS)
Networking Interface: 1 x 10/100/1000 BASE-TX (Cat. 5, RJ-45)
Configuration Interface: 1 x 10/100 BASE-TX (Cat. 5, RJ-45)
Power Input: 24V DC
Power Input Method: Power over Ethernet
Dimensions: 22.4 x 8.2 x 4.8 cm
Weight: 0.35 kg
Operating Temperature: -40°C to +55°C
Operating Humidity: 5 to 95% non condensing

Scope of delivery:

1 x Ubiquiti 5 GHz AirFiber AF-5X
1 x GPS Antenna with magnetic base
1 x Mounting-Kit
1 x 24V, PoE Gigabit Adapter