RADIO BUYER'S GUIDE: LightPointe vs. Bridgewave

Bridgewave BW-Eagle

(3 Gbps)

Broadest line of 60 GHz radios in the industry

Aire X-Stream 80

(1250 Mbps)

AireLink 80 MX

(1250 Mbps)

80 GHz Point to Point Radio Model Comparison (capacity): 

Bridgewave Flex4G-10000

(10 Gbps)


AireLink 80 LX

(1250 Mbps)

Requires 2 radios (each side of link)

to achieve 10 Gbps

Bridgewave Comparison

AireLink 80 10Gig EX

(10 Gbps / Single Radio)

Advantages of LightPointe: 

Bridgwave BW64E

(1250 Mbps)

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Bridgewave FL4G-LITE

(3 Gbps)

AireLink 80 20Gig LX

(20 Gbps / Dual Radio)

AireLink 80 20Gig EX

(20 Gbps / Dual Radio)

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AireLink 80 EX

(1250 Mbps)

Industry innovator/leader:

  • World's lowest latency 60 GHz and 80 GHz radios (Faster than fiber Ultra Low Latency).
  • 10 Gbps radio solution requires only one radio on each side of the link (competitors require 2 on each side).
  • World's first 20 Gbps radio solution, for a combined aggregated total capacity of 40 Gbps.
  • Industry's first hybrid laser-radios, utilizing up to 8 overlapping laser beams and radio frequency transmission.
  • Industry's first industrial wireless 60 GHz radio (ruggedized/robust 60 GHz for Industry 4.0 applications).
  • Available/Exclusive 9 levels of modulation to optimize link performance in real-time in any weather.
  • Broadest line of 60 GHz and 80 GHz solutions, for every budget and application.
  • Numerous patents across hybrid wireless bridge sector.

Most of our products are manufactured in the USA, which enhances product innovation and support.

Long-term stability since 1998, led by the pioneer in wireless bridges Dr. Heinz Willebrand who was named by EE Times one of the "Forty innovators building the foundation of the next-gen electronics industry."

Quality and reliability (ISO 9001:2008 Registered Firm) 

User-friendly Graphical User Interface for easy installation and control.

AireLink 60 Tandem

(2500 Mbps)

AireLink 80 10Gig LX

(10 Gbps / Single Radio)

About Bridgewave

AireLink 80 20Gig MX

(20 Gbps / Dual Radio)

AireLink 60 LX

(1250 Mbps)


10 Gbps using just ONE radio.

AireLink 60 SX

(1250 Mbps)

Bridgewave FL4G-3000

(3.2 Gbps)

World's first 20 Gbps radio solution, which results in a total aggregated link capacity of 40 Gbps!


Bridgwave BW64

(1250 Mbps)

W I R E L E S S   F I B E R   —  B A C K H A U L   R A D I O S  &  L A S E R S

LightPointe Communications, Inc. (Founded in 1998)

Headquarters: San Diego, California

Ownership: Berg & Berg Enterprises, and employees

Manufacturing location: San Diego, California

Technologies: 60 GHz radios, 80 GHz radios, Free Space Optics, Hybrid Laser-Radios

Bridgewave Communications (Founded in 1999)

Headquarters: San Diego, California (Moseley: Santa Barbara)

Ownership: Acquired by REMEC (2014), which was acquired by Moseley Associates, Inc. (2015)

Manufacturing locations: San Diego and Asia

Technologies: 60 GHz radios, 80 GHz radios

60 GHz Point to Point Radio Model Comparison (capacity):  


IndustrialLink IL60

(1250 Mbps)

Bridgewave FL4G-1000

(1000 Mbps)

Wireless Bridge Manufacturers (LightPointe vs. Bridgewave):

AirLink 80 Tandem

(2.5 Gbps)

AireLink 60 MX

(1250 Mbps)



AireLink 80 SX

(1250 Mbps)

AireLink 80 10Gig MX

(10 Gbps / Single Radio)

Welcome to LightPointe, the #1 manufacturer of all three Wireless Fiber transmission technologies—Radios, Free Space Optics, and Hybrid Radio-Laser bridges. We're here to help analyze your needs—while making your data more secure and avoiding recurring leased-line or fiber fees. To compare radios, please see below. To request our free Buyer's Guide & Catalog, fill out the form to the right.​

Dr. Heinz Willebrand, CEO 

Bridgewave FL4G-UHA

(1250 Gbps)

Aire X-Stream ULL

(1250 Mbps)

World's best Ulta Low Latency (ULL) radio.

The de-facto standard in High Frequency Trading and other faster-than-fiber networks.

Buyers should conduct their own review of specifications and models highlighted in this Buyer's Guide. LightPointe is an independent U.S. manufacturer and is NOT affiliated in any way with Bridgewave. Information contained herein is for editorial/informational uses intended to inform, educate, and express opinions, and was gathered from publicly available resources/websites to fairly and accurately describe LightPointe products and to fairly and accurately compare LightPointe products and services to those of competitors. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, product names and logos appearing on the site are the property of their respective owners, including in some instances LightPointe Communications, Inc. LightPointe welcomes any corrections or additions to this Buyer's Guide.

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Bridgewave Flex4G-5000

(5.35 Gbps)