Increasing capacity and coverage to customers in Iowa
Lod, Israel – January 29, 2019—Telrad Networks, a global provider of innovative LTE telecom solutions, today announced that Evertek, Inc., a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) in Iowa, has selected the Telrad LTE solution to upgrade their wireless network. The new LTE upgrade will help better serve existing subscribers with higher throughput packages, as well as improve coverage to reach more customers in rural areas.
Evertek, founded 32 years ago, began its wireless internet deployments in 2001. “We’ve served our rural customers well. However, with the recent increased use of OTT entertainment, security systems, VoIP, and home automation, our subscriber capacity needs have skyrocketed. We need to upgrade our network to continue to serve our subscribers with reliable and secure service,” stated Roxanne White, CEO of Evertek.
Evertek is using the Telrad high-power BreezeCOMPACT 3000 base station in the 2.5 GHz BRS spectrum. Newly deployed sites are using the LTE solution while existing infrastructure is being upgraded. A majority of Evertek subscribers are residential, the company also serves many businesses and supports public safety, with connectivity to police cars, and precision farming, with equipment-monitoring and automation.
Roxanne White added, “The results are remarkable. The Telrad product speaks for itself and the staff has been tremendous. When you have good partnerships, everything goes smoother. We are looking forward to completing the upgrade and continuing to expand our footprint.”
Chris Daniels, President of Telrad’s Broadband Wireless Division added, “Evertek has been a fantastic customer for years. They are a perfect example of how a rural, innovative ISP can help their subscribers access better connectivity. We expect these types of WISP businesses to grow across the United States in 2019 with the help of government initiatives such as CBRS, allotting additional spectrum to operators, and Connect America Fund (CAF), which provides funding to help expand rural broadband.”
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 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. (www.telrad.com)