Advanced broadband wireless services will be supplied to two counties using Telrad’s end-to-end LTE solution
Dillon, Colorado – Mountain Connect Conference 2016 – June 5, 2016 — Telrad Networks, a global provider of TD-LTE broadband solutions, today announced that SkyWerx Industries has selected the Telrad LTE solutions for its point-to-multipoint wireless broadband network in Southwest Colorado, delivering high-speed Internet services to residents and small businesses in rural areas of the community, including Pagosa Springs, Bayfield, Durango, Ignacio, and beyond.
Using Telrad’s BreezeCOMPACT LTE solution in the 3.65 GHz frequency band, SkyWerx has partnered with La Plata and Archuleta counties and is planning to reach 100% coverage of the two counties within three to five years. The first phase of deployment is already being completed at a pace twice as fast as originally anticipated, bringing hopes that full coverage will be reached during 2017 or 2018.
The addition of the Telrad LTE infrastructure to its network falls in line with SkyWerx’s ongoing commitment to delivering higher quality, high speed Internet. SkyWerx, founded in 2003, has a well developed, 400 square mile microwave and fiber network, providing wholesale bandwidth to many cable companies, Internet Service Providers, phone operators and other companies. Building on its core business, SkyWerx’s noticed several local areas that were left underserved, with few options for Internet connectivity. The Company began its wireless broadband access arm of the business to fill these service gaps. Owning and operating its microwave/fiber network enabled the delivery of a solid backhaul system to support the wireless network. This same reliable backhaul will continue to serve the newly deployed Telrad LTE network, which will deliver faster speeds with better coverage.
“Upgrading and expanding our network to LTE was a no-brainer. Choosing Telrad was also an easy choice. We wanted to deliver quality Internet to rural customers, which supports high-bandwidth online applications, including streaming media services,” commented Justin Davis, Founder and COO of SkyWerx Industries. “Telrad offered the right solution at the right time and price, and they were able to help us overcome non-line-of-sight challenges created by heavy Pine tree growth. Their personnel are fantastic, giving us unbelievable customer and technical support.”
“We see great potential in this Colorado region for LTE, and look forward to continuing the network expansion with SkyWerx,” said Chris Daniels, Vice President and Regional GM of North America for Telrad. “We value this operator’s approach, and are happy to help them build a sustainable and viable network. By using our turnkey, standards-based LTE solution, SkyWerx will be able to reduce its operating expenses through improved network capacity, performance and operational efficiency.”
Telrad provides a comprehensive, end-to-end LTE solution. At its heart is the combination of a powerful standards-based EPC core with a reasonably priced entry point and immense scalability, paired with the flagship BreezeCOMPACT base station, which provides the ability to solve complex communication challenges. Employing Telrad’s solution helps to build seamless, pervasive connectivity, delivering on the promise of superior service and support.
About SkyWerx Industries
Founded in 2003, SkyWerx is a locally owned Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) based in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Our continually expanding wireless infrastructure has been designed to effectively deploy high-speed wireless broadband to the communities in Southwest Colorado. Our mission is to provide the highest quality Internet related service and technology to our customers. (skywerx.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)