60 GHz technology enables rapid build FWA network

September 23, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
60 GHz technology enables rapid build FWA network
Cambium Networks 60 GHz cnWave technology enables Pentanet to rapidly build a multi-gigabit fixed wireless network serving Perth, Australia, delivering multi-gigabit speeds to the network edge.

Cambium Networks has announced that Pentanet is building neXus, a multi-gigabit fixed wireless network across the metro area in Perth, Australia, to provide internet access for business and residential subscribers. The exceptional speeds will be achieved by extending their existing infrastructure consisting of 300 km of "dark" fiber with the 60 GHz cnWave fixed wireless platform from Cambium Networks, using Terragraph, a mesh technology developed by Facebook Connectivity. The result will be network performance that even the most demanding video gamers will appreciate.

"In 2019, Perth was reported as having the second slowest internet speeds of all Australian capital cities, but we know that needs to change – and fast," said Stephen Cornish, CEO of Pentanet. "Bandwidth-heavy and latency sensitive applications like cloud-gaming are already transforming connectivity demands, and reliable gigabit speeds are the future for Perth. With Cambium Networks' 60 GHz cnWave technology, Pentanet's neXus is driving a leap in internet connectivity throughout the city to gigabit speeds. Using our existing fixed wireless network infrastructure, Pentanet can rapidly deploy the next-generation of wireless technology to create the neXus."

"Our development and support teams are collaborating closely with the Pentanet team to ensure our technology can scale rapidly to be able to provide connectivity across Perth," said Atul Bhatnagar, president and CEO of Cambium Networks. "They are pioneering a new age of communications with their business model and network architecture."

Cambium Networks' multi-gigabit fixed wireless broadband technology and centralized management are well suited for urban applications. The technology provides multi-gigabit wireless broadband performance and reliability at a fraction of the cost of fiber. With 60 GHz cnWave, Pentanet can rapidly deploy hybrid networks to extend the fiber plant to customer premises, accelerating time to revenue at lower operating and capital costs.


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