Alamosa, Colorado is a small town in the southern part of the state, and residents are no stranger to wildfires. As fires rage, often times they sever or destroy wireline communications infrastructure. This disruption impacts both near term rescue and fire efforts and it can be weeks or months before service is restored. Residents and business are also impacted often suffering Internet outages and finding themselves as a low priority for remediation.
Siklu has provided a backbone network of gigabit radios to approximately 1000 homes and business subscribers of Gigamex, a leading mexiquense ISP in the City of Toluca. The main challenge in connecting the network was ensuring enough capacity for the access networks. Saturation in the 5GHz frequency band in the city center did not allow them to work to the maximum capacity of their previous legacy wireless radios, which could provide only less than 200 Mbps. This prevented Gigamex from integrating new subscribers into their network and expanding their coverage areas in Toluca.
Siklu Inc., the global market leader in mmWave wireless solutions, has awarded Convergint Technologies, a worldwide leader in service-based systems integration, as their Top Security Systems Integrator Partner in North America in 2017-2018. This decision was based upon the successful partnership between the companies over the past 2 years. Siklu’s wireless fiber solutions were chosen by Convergint in a number of video surveillance projects across North America, including University Village in Seattle, the cities of Gardena, Lakewood, Bakersfield and many more.
In the old days, outdoor fixed wireless was primarily used for one simple yet powerful application – point to point (PTP) cell site backhaul. As cellular technology improved and capacities increased, so did the point to point gear you used to connect the towers. Yet the deployment of these links remained fairly vanilla connecting point A (the tower) to point B (the wireline PoP). The backhaul link was cited on the same tower as the RAN, making site acquisition and power supply simple. These links were typically in the licensed microwave bands from 7GHz up to 38GHz and were deployed as one offs.
Siklu announced Smart City deployments based on Siklu’s broad E-band and V-band product portfolio have reached a milestone of 100 cities installed. Smart Cities, which were initially defined as municipalities connecting low data rate sensors for water, gas and more, have been evolving to demand high-capacity connectivity at gigabit-per-second speed. This high-bandwidth network infrastructure is needed to support new applications such as video security, public Wi-Fi backhaul, and private city network deployments. As municipalities move to support an increase in public safety cameras and improved connectivity between public buildings such as police, fire, schools, and libraries, the networks are being upgraded.
Siklu announced that it has signed a Technology Partnership Agreement with Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions. The purpose of the agreement is to offer a complete best-of-breed solution for integrated security applications – a combination that has proven success in the past by the two companies in a number of video surveillance projects, including the City of New York; Wichita, Kansas; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and the Super Bowl LIVE event in Houston, Texas.
Siklu Inc., the global market leader in millimeter-wave solutions, announced that it has been selected by the City of Cambridge, England, to provide wireless connectivity for the city’s CCTV surveillance system in its town centre. The Siklu EtherHaul™ radios deployed in Cambridge City Centre replace the 5.8 GHz wireless technology previously used by the city for its CCTV network.
Who would you expect such a reaction from? Probably a rich, techie tycoon or at the very least a gaming geek? As a vendor that serves many ISP’s, I can testify that only a handful of premium customers get these speeds. Well, not this time! This was the reaction of a “Digital Alien” in a Cleveland homeless shelter.