European start-up successfully completes 1 Gigabit/second operator trials of low cost optical wireless beams
Through extensive testing with a US Tier 1 operator Polewall (www.polewall.com) has proven the viability of their new cost competitive optical wireless link, the StreetHopper.
During the testing, the parties achieved reliable and consistent throughput of 1Gbps– with negligible latency and jitter.
Previously, operators had to choose between high cost or low bandwidth. This breakthrough of reducing the cost of an FSO link by an order of magnitude compared to other wireless gigabit links, extends the full capabilities of high speed broadband more quickly and at lower cost than using fiber optic cable alone.
The StreetHopper is also an attractive solution for fixed broadband service providers, who can use it to connect businesses and buildings more quickly than using cables or fiber. Liam O’Kelly, CEO of AirSpeed Telecom, an Irish independent broadband network provider, is enthusiastic. “Polewall’
Polewall’s StreetHopper delivers point-to-point Gigagbit speeds up to a distance of 250 meters. Key benefits of the technology include:
§ No spectrum licence required. It would be hard for authorities to tax the use of light.
§ No interference issues with competitors:
§ Low latency and jitter: Fully supports 4G cellular services
§ Proven data rates at 1Gbps: Anticipates increasing demand with even higher speeds of 10Gbps possible in the near future.
Carl-Fredrik Lehland, Polewall investor and chairman, believes that demand for faster data speeds will only continue to increase. “Today, 50Mbps or 100Mbps seems very fast but will quickly become the norm. For those planning ahead when connecting shared buildings, small cells and campus environments, speeds of 1Gbps ensure longer life and better protection of investment.”
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