Advertisement
News
Advertisement

BridgeWave builds wireless net for Texas town

Mon, 01/14/2008 - 6:02am
Brian Santo

The city of Temple, Texas, has established its own wireless backhaul system for city services, a network based on seven wireless links from BridgeWave Communications.

BridgeWave’s FE80U point-to-point wireless links will be used to transport city-wide voice, data and video traffic at up to 100 Mbps. The system is upgradeable to full gigabit Ethernet.

While Temple’s city hall and major facilities – including the police station, fire department, library, public works, court and fleet maintenance center – are connected via fiber optic links, the remaining sites initially utilized an ad hoc combination of low-speed wireless, T1, ISDN, DSL and cable modem solutions.

Network congestion, bandwidth limitations and unreliable performance of aging 5.8 GHz radios led the team to explore other cost-effective connectivity methods, according to BridgeWave.

With assistance from Redmoon Inc. – a wireless solutions provider based in Plano, Tex. – Temple created a high-capacity wireless backbone, incorporating seven BridgeWave field-upgradeable 80 GHz wireless links with a 5.8 GHz mesh access system. The self-healing network aggregates and backhauls traffic over a mesh-ring topology with built-in redundancy for maximum service availability.

More Broadband Direct

• Time is now for more services, new technologies 

• Imagine’s first product targets HD race 

• RCN launches VoIP service 

• Camiant allies with QAM makers; also with SeaChange 

• Symmetricom reveals V-Factor QoE platform 

• Netflix allowing subs to stream ‘unlimited’ movies, TV shows on PC 

• LiquidxStream jumps into edge QAM market 

• JDSU adds cable tester kit 

• BIAP bows EBIF product suite 

• Scopus appoints industry vet Bonen to CTO 

• BridgeWave builds wireless net for Texas town 

• Broadband Briefs for 1/14/08

Topics

Advertisement

Share This Story

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading