Towerstream Chooses Siklu Gigabit Wireless Backhaul
for Fixed Wireless, Small Cell Capabilities
PETACH TIKVA, Israel, September 16, 2014 – Siklu, the market leader in millimeter wave systems, today announced that Towerstream (Nasdaq:TWER), a leading 4G and small cell rooftop tower company, has chosen its gigabit wireless backhaul for their fixed wireless and small cell locations.
Towerstream selected Siklu because its systems offer reliable high throughput and simple and fast deployments in dense urban areas, delivering an effective cost per megabit solution.
Towerstream is leveraging its fixed wireless networks to provide wireless broadband and small cell infrastructure capabilities in 12 of the largest U.S. markets. As the company continues to expand its networks, it requires reliable high-capacity backhaul to satisfy its customers’ needs. The challenge for Towerstream was selecting a technology to support its throughput and reliability requirements.
The company chose Siklu’s EtherHaul-1200 E-band radio, for its reliable, future-proof gigabit throughput.
“Siklu’s technology is a great fit where traditional common carrier path frequencies are saturated. The millimeter wave spectrum has particularly favorable characteristics for city deployments,” said Arthur Giftakis, Vice President of Engineering and Network Operations at Towerstream.
In addition, Towerstream benefited from the easy and fast installation features of the EtherHaul radio. It operates over the lightly licensed E-band spectrum, with the advantages of rapid registration and low licensing fees. The radios’ small profile satisfies building owner requirements while allowing for quick installation.
“Siklu offered the reliability and capacity we needed,” added Giftakis, noting that Towerstream has so far installed dozens of EtherHaul radios in its rooftop network, in various locations.
“We’re impressed with how robust the Siklu units are,” said David Rumore of systems integrator Future Technologies. “We’re seeing excellent performance even in adverse weather.”
“The EtherHaul radios are based on proprietary advanced all-silicon integration, which greatly increases reliability. It also allows us to reduce costs so that we can deliver an unbeatable price per megabit,” explained Ilan Moshe, General Manager of Siklu’s North American operations. “We are happy to be part of Towerstream’s rapid network growth with our E-band product lines as well as our street-level connectivity product, the EtherHaul-600T, which operates in the unlicensed 60 GHz band.”
Siklu delivers gigabit capacity millimeter wave wireless backhaul solutions operating in the 60, 70 and 80 GHz bands, ideal for dense, capacity-hungry urban broadband networks. The most deployed millimeter wave radios in the world, thousands of units are delivering carrier grade performance in varying weather conditions around the world. Learn more at www.siklu.com.
Towerstream (Nasdaq:TWER) is a leading 4G and Small Cell Rooftop Tower company. The company owns, operates, and leases Wi-Fi and Small Cell rooftop tower locations to cellular phone operators, tower, Internet and cable companies and hosts a variety of customers on its network. Towerstream was originally founded in 2000 to deliver fixed-wireless high-speed Internet access to businesses and to date offers broadband services in 12 urban markets including New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay area, Miami, Seattle, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas-Reno, and the greater Providence area. For more information on Towerstream services, please visit www.towerstream.com and/or follow us @Towerstream.
About Future Technologies Venture, LLC
Future Technologies Venture, LLC is a professional services company specializing in the assessment, planning, design, implementation, and support of innovative communications solutions focused on wireless infrastructures and their accompanying technologies for commercial and military customers around the world. Maintaining a strong concentration on emerging standards such as 4G technologies; which include WiMax (Fixed and Mobile) and LTE (Long Term Evolution) products, as well as established cellular (EVDO, GSM, and CDMA) and Fixed Wireless Backhaul solutions, Future Technologies consistently distinguishes itself as an industry expert in all aspects of customer network evolution. Learn more at http://www.futuretechllc.com.