Large Virginia wireless Internet service provider to use Telrad TD-LTE infrastructure solution for eight-county customer base, increasing Internet speeds and reliability
Lod, Israel – July 14, 2016 — Telrad Networks, a global provider of TD-LTE broadband solutions, today announced that SignaWave, a wireless Internet Service Provider, has selected Telrad LTE solutions for a network upgrade to 4G LTE for a large, eight-county-wide network in Virginia, United States. The LTE network will make Internet, with higher speeds and higher reliability, available to residents and businesses across the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula coastal areas of Virginia.
With a network of over 5,000 customers, SignaWave has been serving customers with Internet since 2001. The area, which has been largely neglected by larger cable and fiber operators, lies in a coastal region and contends with non-line-of-sight (NLOS) challenges. NLOS occurs when wireless radio waves are partially obstructed by physical obstacles such as trees that can limit the connectivity of wireless radio transmissions, especially when utilizing low power equipment. The new Telrad-powered LTE network supports higher power connectivity and utilizes advanced technology to overcome many of these NLOS challenges, enabling SignaWave to reach more customers with better service.
SignaWave will be working over the next 18 months to replace 30 existing tower sites, currently running Wi-Fi equipment on 2.4 GHz and 900 MHz, with Telrad LTE in the 3.65 GHz band, starting with Gloucester and Essex counties. By using Telrad’s standards-based flagship BreezeCOMPACT 1000 base station, SignaWave expects to supply LTE service using these 30 sites to a coverage area that currently requires 125 tower sites using existing technology.
“After testing a couple LTE solutions, Telrad was the obvious choice,” said Tom Foulkes, President and CEO of SignaWave. “Their solution offers much higher capacity, better reliability and is easy to manage. We are very excited to get the project deployed. With new, higher-speed packages, we hope to capture a bigger share of the market, growing our customer base and making us even more competitive.“
Chris Daniels, Vice President and Regional GM of North America for Telrad added, “We are proud to add SignaWave to the Telrad family. Telrad has been rapidly expanding its market share in North America, and we highly value companies like SignaWave and the customers they serve. Working with Telrad, they can expect a superior standards-based, economically sustainable product coupled with exceptional customer service and support.”
Telrad end-to-end LTE solutions offer high-powered equipment that requires a small footprint, enabling customers to operate more profitably. The solution provides features designed specifically for fixed wireless networks, which mobile LTE vendors do not address, including layer-2 support. The standards-based BreezeWAY EPC has a reasonably priced entry point and immense scalability. This LTE core network handles data traffic, authentication, Quality of Service (QoS) and pricing policy.
Founded in 2001, SignaWave is a high-speed wireless Internet service provider in Virginia. The company currently serves the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula regions of Virginia including Westmoreland, Richmond, Lancaster, Northumberland, Middlesex, Gloucester and Essex counties. SignaWave is committed to serving residents and business of the community with affordable, robust and reliable Internet service, while providing exceptional customer service. (signawave.com)
About Telrad Networks
Telrad Networks is a global provider of innovative LTE broadband solutions, boasting over 300 4G deployments in 100 countries. Telrad stands at the forefront of the technology evolution of next-generation TD-LTE solutions in the sub-6 GHz market. Since 1951, the company has been a recognized pioneer in the telecom industry, facilitating the connectivity needs of millions of end-users through operators, ISPs and enterprises around the world. (telrad.com)