Wireless broadband solutions company Nextphase Wireless and fiber optics technology company GigaBeam Corporation have formed a joint venture to provide 70 gigahertz and 80 gigahertz networks in Los Angeles and Orange counties, in Southern California.
The network will utilize GigaBeam’s Wifiber links and wireless technologies, which will enable NextPhase to offer business class connectivity services at broadband speeds up to 1Gbps, to its customers.
Both the companies claim that the wifiber component of the network will be a transport element for providing flexibility and scalability to support existing NextPhase customers. After the completion of wireless broadband network across Los Angeles and Orange counties, both the companies plan to expand the network nationally.
It is very timely because we are finding that both enterprise and municipal users are demanding significant network capacity and much faster wireless broadband connectivity to support their remote office locations and work forces, web-enabled business functions and increasing number of digital applications, said Tom Hemingway, chairman and chief operating officer at NextPhase. Moreover, costs typically associated with deploying traditional high capacity local and wide area networks utilizing terrestrial fiber are in many cases prohibitive. As a consequence, productivity levels and workflow processes can be compromised especially in instances where speed, access and bandwidth requirement are mission critical.
The company claims its wifiber a market disruptive wireless technology as it allows building city and metro area networks at 1/50th the cost of deploying terrestrial fiber.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates