It was a busy week in the Wireless Backhaul sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.
Mentum, a wireless access and backhaul network company, recently announced collaboration with Intermap Technologies Corporation. The partnership will allow for the delivery of height-attributed, land-use geodata that address the propagation modeling needs of the wireless industry.
In another story, NETGEAR has launched its latest router for both Mac and Windows platforms. Known as NETGEAR Wireless Extreme for Mac and PC, the new solution is the first home router offered by the company that is equipped with Mac-specific capabilities such as native support for Apple’s (News - Alert) Time Machine back-up software and Bonjour automated networking technology.
In addition, Ceragon Networks, a provider of wireless backhaul solutions, announced that a mobile operator in the southern cone region of Latin America has selected Ceragon (News - Alert) to provide long-haul connectivity for new 3G sites. Leveraging Ceragon's Evolution IP Long-Haul, the operator will have a higher level capacity for Ethernet bandwidth and 2G/3G voice and data implementations across the network.
It was also reported that we are living in a mobile society that continues to demand more and more from current wireless networks. Carriers are responding to this demand by investing in wireless backhaul solutions to provide the quality and efficiency necessary to deliver voice and data services. Transition Network is playing an important role in this growth enabling carriers to support legacy investments while also planning for future expansions.
And Ruckus Wireless, a provider of advanced wireless systems for mobile operators, broadband service providers and corporate enterprises, has announced that its enhanced Smart Wi-Fi products and technology have been selected by EC&O Venues for standardization at Earls Court and Olympia exhibition halls, two well-known event venues in the city of London. Claiming 50 patents to its portfolio, the company markets and manufactures a variety of indoor and outdoor “Smart Wi-Fi” devices for its customers, and has been awarded around $51 million in funding from various investors such as Sequoia Capital (News - Alert), Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill, Motorola, T–Ventures, Telus Ventures and Firelake Capital.Ed Silverstein is a TMCnet contributor. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.