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GigaBeam’s WiFiber links to connect Boston

Fri, 09/14/2007 - 8:35am
Traci Patterson

GigaBeam Corp. has received an order for two 100 megabit WiFiber links from Weston, Mass.-based wireless service provider MetroNext Inc. The WiFiber links are expected to be deployed as access links to business enterprises in downtown Boston.

MetroNext is expected to deploy a network similar to the one deployed by another WiLEC in Las Vegas, One Velocity Inc. That was the first network to use the WiFiber 100 megabit product, and it covers 620 square miles across the Las Vegas valley, carrying voice, video, Internet and data over the metro Ethernet network.

MetroNext will provide the Internet backhaul and high-speed network backbone for Boston’s pilot Wi-Fi network. The project calls for seven WiFiber links to be utilized, connecting the Wi-Fi nodes to a central fiber hub at a point-of-presence (POP) in downtown Boston.

GigaBeam WiFiber products operate in the 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz upper millimeter wave spectrum bands.

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