This week, Mimosa Networks announced it has been deployed as a key component of Boundless Networks’ ultra-fast broadband network. Boundelss Networks is bringing wireless services to customers in remote and low-populated locations who could not otherwise have access. Boundless is one of the first wireless internet service providers (WISPs) out of England, spanning 5,000 square miles.
“We wanted to team with Mimosa (News - Alert) as they are the only company operating at this level, with stable and predictable solutions performing as advertised. Customers expect and deserve broadband that will support Ultra HD video streaming on demand and will connect a growing number of TVs, tablets, smartphones, PCs and smart home equipment. Mimosa’s Ultrafast Fixed 5G solutions have allowed Boundless to jump ahead of city speeds in rural locations,” said David Burns, Managing Director of Boundless.
Residential and business subscribers have a choice of packages, between 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps – giving customers who previously lacked accessibility measured throughput as high as 160 Mbps.
To make this work, Boundless deployed MicroPoP and GigaPop structures, creating a fiber-fast network. GigaPoPs towers use sectored Mimosa A5c access points via focused antennas, helping connect subscribers over large areas. Rooftops are also utilized, thanks to subscribers who get a discount from Boundless, in return.
“Being able to deploy this ultra-fast network which goes way beyond the Government’s target of 30Mbps is a huge benefit to the rural communities we serve, delivering superfast speeds directly to their homes today. School children in rural areas no longer need to play catch up with their classmates in urban and suburban areas,” added Burns.
Access points use 40 MHz channels via Mimosa’s proprietary Spectrum (News - Alert) Rose Synchronization (SRS) technology. Each AP will support roughly 25 users.
The goal from Boundless is to get ultrafast service throughout northern England, including North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and Lancashire, by 2019. To be able to deliver broadband services to those who otherwise would not have access is the joint mission and a promising deployment.
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Edited by Erik Linask