The wireless backhaul community has seen a compilation of joint ventures, distributor deals and new relationships develop this past week.
With an agreement worth more than $2 billion, Lightower Fiber Networks and Sidera are expected to provide the best high-speed connection and performance in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest with their partnership.
Lightower Fiber Network is a provider of metro fiber and bandwidth in the Northeast. Sidera Networks (News - Alert) is a source of high-capacity communications services.
By working together, the strategies of both companies will be accelerated to provide the utmost quality of enhanced, fiber-based networking solutions to enterprise, carrier and government customers.
Now that Alpha Micro Components is a distributor for Laird Technologies’ (News - Alert) range of embedded wireless solutions, it is in a favorable position to offer the best wireless solution with minimum effort or development time.
Laird Technologies’ wireless module portfolio includes integrated or host-based embedded stacks, and different mounting options designed to address any system requirement – and offers easy integration with a number of devices.
In another report, Aruba Networks announced its partnership with HarborLink Network Ltd., a provider of public Wi-Fi networks, to upgrade its services at 350 corporate-owned restaurants across North America. For the highest quality WLAN solution, HarborLink chose Aruba Network’s Instant Enterprise to help improve its customers Wi-Fi services in the most cost-efficient manner.
Leapfrog Services announced its new launch of cloud-based services that will rely on ADTRAN’s (News - Alert) Bluesocket virtual WLAN solution, in hopes of increasing customer satisfaction and accommodate the rising demand of wireless accessibility. The ADTRAN Bluesocket (News - Alert) will allow Leapfrog to meet the demand for highly available wireless access in the most cost-efficient manner for increased mobility usage that requires more bandwidth-rich applications.
The Fieldbus Foundation, a global not-for-profit and icon in the process automation industry, made public that it will cooperate with the International Society of Automation (ISA) standards committee ISA100 – a crucial collaboration for the FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management (ROM) development.
After complying with the ISA standard, Fieldbus Foundation will be able to provide a common framework to allow multiple industrial communication and application protocols to run on a shared wireless backhaul network.
With so many friendly relationships developing, it’s nice to see that the competition involved in any business doesn’t hinder collaborative advancement in producing a more favorable outcome for all customers and users.
Stay tuned for next week’s update in Wireless Backhaul.
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