Telrad and Midco Complete Successful 5GHz LTE Trial 

[LOD, Israel – November 12, 2019] Midco® and Telrad Networks have successfully completed their joint testing of cutting-edge, 5GHz technology in rural North Dakota and Minnesota.

As expected, the testing operation proves that Midco’s next-generation LTE network can be augmented by Telrad’s 5GHz LTE solution in the unlicensed spectrum. This will allow Midco to continue closing the digital divide by bringing high-speed, low-latency connectivity to rural America.

“Midco is determined to meet the ever-growing and widespread demand for high-speed communications. That’s why we’re committed to providing up to 100/20 service packages to our customers in rural areas. The testing we have conducted with Telrad’s 5GHz LTE-U solution demonstrated that we can serve our customers with high-speed broadband in near-line of sight conditions over several miles,” said Jon Pederson, Chief Technology Officer at Midco.

Designed for High Performance in Near-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) Transmissions

The Telrad LTE-U product suite includes the new BreezeU-100 base station, the flagship BreezeCOMPACT 1000 base station, the new CPE12000U outdoor high-gain CPE antenna, BreezeVIEW network management along with the flexible and scalable BreezeWAY Evolved Packet Core (EPC) platform.

This advanced 5GHz LTE-U system is designed to provide customers of any size with a complete, fully standards-based LTE network that offers cost-optimized configurations, lower total cost of ownership, near-LOS capabilities and high throughput.

“Our incredible new product family—combined with roadmap features such as base-station chaining, inter-band carrier aggregation and, uplink carrier aggregation—will enable Midco to expand its coverage and provide even more customers with its robust services,” said Yishai Amsterdamer, Telrad’s General Manager for North America.

“We’re pleased with the results of this recent testing and excited by the opportunity to provide Midco with the tools it needs to remain a regional leader in rural broadband connectivity.”

About Midco

Founded in 1931, Midco is a leading provider of reliable, high-speed internet via wired and fixed wireless technology. By 2025, Midco will deploy 10G, the next great leap for broadband – while also expanding its fixed wireless network to rural areas. The company also delivers cable TV including MidcoSN (a regional sports network), voice, home security, data center and advertising services, plus wholesale networking solutions. Midco serves 385,000 homes and business in more than 400 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Visit to learn more about Midco and how the company gives back to the communities it serves.

About Telrad Networks
Telrad Networks is a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, boasting over 300 4G deployments in 100 countries. Telrad stands at the forefront of the technology evolution with TD-LTE solutions and a path to 5G 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. Please visit for more information.


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