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TMCnet Wireless Backhaul Week in Review

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December 01, 2012

TMCnet Wireless Backhaul Week in Review



Besides new products and solutions, partnerships and collaborations were announced this past week in the wireless backhaul space to meet the demand for increased bandwidth. In addition, a Wi-Fi3 developer received private investment, while a market research firm predicted growth for small cells.


Speaking of partnerships, wireless system integrator TriPower inked a strategic deal with Zinwave, a wireless technology development company, to combine their expertise in cell site location, antenna technology and wireless systems. According to a report by TMCnet contributor Meenakshi Shankar, the joint effort of TriPower and Zinwave is aimed at supporting the growing demand for advanced wireless devices and services at the Pepsi Center Arena in Denver, Colo.

Likewise, to enhance the safety and security of its residents, the City of Pittsboro Police Department, located in Pittsboro, Indiana, installed a Civic Surveillance system using  Proxim Wireless Tsunami MP-8100 series radios and antennas and Avigilon's high-definition surveillance system. TMCnet contributor Jyothi Shanbhag’s report indicates that Proxim’s equipment and Avigilon's HD surveillance solution were part of this whole project as they were the only providers offering their products with high security, scalability and cost efficiency.

Similarly, demand for more capacity and bandwidth is creating opportunities for wireless backhaul providers such as Transition Networks (News - Alert). According to a report by TMCnet contributing Editor Susan J. Campbell, the company is offering solutions to support a new class in carrier technologies and products while preserving legacy networks. The report further suggests that with Transition’s focus on wireless backhaul with its Packetband-TDM product line, a cost effective migration from an environment of complete TDM backhaul to the full implementation of Carrier Ethernet is possible.

In other news, TMCnet contributing writer Rory Lidstone reported that Cincinnati Bell selected Ruckus Wireless' (News - Alert) Smart Wi-Fi products and technology to support its enterprise managed services, Wi-Fi hotspot and metro public access businesses. It offers a true carrier-class Wi-Fi, according to Cincinnati Bell.

Meanwhile, Ruckus Wireless revealed performance results of its latest three-stream 802.11n ZoneFlex 7982. Per TMCnet contributor Carolyn J. Dawson’s report, an assessment of high-speed three-stream enterprise Wi-Fi access points, or APs, were carried out for the first time. Here, Ruckus ZoneFlex 7982 proved to be superior to all other competitive offerings. The Wi-Fi testing was carried out by Syracuse University's School of Information Studies' Center for Convergence (News - Alert) and Emerging Networking Technologies in association with Ruckus Wireless.

Closing out the week is news of wireless communication technology developer xG Technology (News - Alert) receiving an estimated $4.11 million in purchase orders from various rural telecommunications providers for its xMax cognitive radio networking equipment.

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