Siklu announced the general availability of its new EtherHaul™ 2-foot dual-band antenna. This new antenna is designed to work seamlessly with Siklu’s ExtendMM™ feature on the EtherHaul 8010FX, 2500FX and other Siklu E-Band models. ExtendMM is a Siklu product suite consisting of the new Dual-Band antenna, software for monitoring and provisioning, a built-in switch in the EtherHaul radios, and purpose-built accessories, all of which are integrated with Siklu SmartHaul.
Siklu and BATS Wireless announced the successful testing of BATS’ OnPoint 5G antenna stabilization system with radio partner Siklu’s EtherHaul™ 8010FX, a high-throughput, millimetre wave wireless radio, ideal for 5G backhaul applications. The successful test demonstrates how the OnPoint 5G can help meet or exceed the stability requirements of a high capacity mmWave link. The OnPoint 5G has proven successful in helping Siklu deliver stable and reliable millimeter wave links.
Siklu is announcing a new 360-degree coverage mesh node as part of its industry-leading MultiHaul™ series: the MultiHaul™ N360. ‘Gigabit for all’ takes a giant step forward with the compact mmWave node that offers the greatest flexibility for service providers, system integrators and carriers focused on delivering gigabit connections in dense environments. The N360 is topology independent and can be deployed in PtMP or a mesh topology with a built-in wireless backhaul.
While 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) receives a new round of attention from the community – carriers, vendors, and analysts, the issues it will need to resolve are much older. Prior to 5G, fixed wireless has undergone at least two previous instantiations neither of which were ultimately successful. The 1st boom of innovative, largely OFDM-based startup ventures in 2000 all focused on the total cost of ownership and tried to develop complete systems solving product cost plus labor plus OA&M with technology alone.
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 is announcing a new Terminal Unit for its industry-leading PtMP MultiHaul™ series: the MultiHaul™ compact TU (cTU) T201. The self-aligning mmWave radio is ideal for low profile installations anywhere. The cTU condenses MultiHaul rich feature set already deployed in Service Provider and Smart Cities networks, into the smallest mmWave radio in the industry, 6.5x 3.1x 1 in, roughly the size of an iPhone X.
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 is introducing an extended frequency range model of its industry-leading EH-600 PtP 60GH series: the EH-614TX. This year both OFCOM in the UK and the FCC in the US have extended the license-exempt V-band spectrum up to 71GHz, for a total of 14GHz. Siklu’s EtherHaul™ 614TX is designed to take advantage of this expansion and operate over the entire 14GHz band with a single SKU. Operating in the upper regions of the 60GHz band allows longer distances, as the oxygen absorption effect centered at 62GHz has minimal impact.
C Spire, a leading 5G technology service provider, announced a partnership today with Siklu, a market leader in mmWave wireless solutions, to use multi-gigabit wireless technology to backhaul high speed internet service to thousands of homes and businesses in Mississippi. C Spire is using Siklu solutions to extend existing fiber optic assets for last mile connections in neighborhoods and business districts in over 150 Mississippi towns and communities as part of a push to rapidly bring the next-generation services to more consumers and businesses at affordable prices.
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.