PureTech Systems announced the successful deployments of PureActiv software with the Siklu gigabit wireless network. For security reasons the client cannot be discussed however, the combined solution of the Siklu network with the PureActiv software ensures the highest probability of detection at these U.S. based power generation plants. Additionally, the PureActiv software monitors the quality of the network and if a network link goes down, the PureActiv software immediately notifies the user.
Siklu announced a plan to accelerate the introduction of Siklu Terragraph products. Terragraph is a gigabit wireless technology designed by Facebook. Siklu, with more than 80,000 mmWave units sold and more than 225 Smart City deployments, is recognized as the most experienced mmWave vendor in the rapidly-growing Gigabit Wireless Access sector. Siklu’s Terragraph product line represents the company’s third-generation 60GHz multipoint solutions.
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.
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 that its radios have been selected by Israel Police as their main wireless fiber solution. These systems were selected for nationwide deployments as well as temporary events for the purpose of backhauling HD video surveillance systems and advanced sensors. The Israel Police, as police forces all over the world, face a considerable challenge when it comes to deploying a camera array at a city’s main centers within a short timeframe.
Siklu announced that its wireless radios have been deployed in the City of Lincoln, United Kingdom. These systems provide 14 high capacity wireless data links in support of a modern IP networked CCTV system, primarily to provide surveillance for the city and public spaces. The new wireless network is part of the Vision 2020 project announced last year. Vision 2020 is a three-year plan to build a Smart City improving the city’s infrastructure, roadways and parks and includes investing in a new transportation hub.
Siklu is extending its gigabit solutions portfolio to offer the breakthrough SmartHaul™Wireless Network Design Engine (WiNDE), which accelerates time to deployment by automating complex mmWave network designs.Siklu’s End-to-End solutions will be showcased at ISC West, Las Vegas, April 11–13, Axis booth #14051. Siklu has long been an industry leader in gigabit wireless connectivity, positioned with the largest choice of Gigabit Wireless Access (GWA) and aggregation radios and delivering up to 10Gbps Full Duplex throughput in PtP and over 2Gbps in PtMP configurations.
Siklu announced that the John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, has deployed mmWave radios from Siklu providing wireless connectivity for a remote building and the airport runway for the purposes of local area network connectivity (LAN, internet, VOIP). The airport, which is the largest passenger airport in central Ohio and second busiest in the state with over 150 flights daily, had a need for a wireless network to connect its Shipping and Receiving Building, which is a detached building located half a mile across the runway.
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.
AeroNet, one of Puerto Rico’s leading service providers, was using Siklu’s MultiHaul™, a point-to-multipoint 60GHz radio, to deliver business broadband in Old San Juan before two back-to-back hurricanes devastated the island. The storms wiped out much of the fiber and wireless infrastructure, but the MultiHaul™survived both storms intact.