14 July 2010


E-Band delivers 80GHz Gigabit Ethernet wireless backhaul for Clearwire’s 4G network

E-Band Communications Corp of San Diego, CA, USA, which develops Gigabit Ethernet millimeter-wave wireless transmission systems, says that its E-Link wireless platform is providing a high-capacity backhaul solution for the 4G mobile broadband network of wireless internet service provider Clearwire Corp of Kirkland, WA. As a key infrastructure component of Clearwire’s nationwide 4G network, E-Band wireless technology is being deployed in a number of Clearwire’s 4G markets, with initial deployments in Chicago and Philadelphia. E-Band says that its Gigabit Ethernet wireless point-to-point systems allow Clearwire to build wireless backhaul rings that carry multiple gigabits of traffic on the most advanced 4G network in the nation.

“E-Band’s high-capacity radios provide the foundation for the network infrastructure that enables wireless carriers to offer their customers fast and reliable connections using their home or business PCs, laptops or other mobile devices,” says E-band’s CEO & co-founder Sam Smookler. “Clearwire offers an internet experience comparable to that of a fixed broadband connection. With our E-Link 1000EXR backhaul solution, they have the extra capacity and bandwidth to grow their 4G network and subscriber base nationwide, while maintaining their commitment to industry-leading mobile broadband customer satisfaction,” he adds.

As part of a multi-year network build-out plan, Clearwire’s 4G service CLEAR will be available in major metropolitan areas across the US, bringing together what is claimed to be an unprecedented combination of speed and mobility. Clearwire’s open all-IP network provides the network capacity to deliver next-generation mobile broadband access. E-Band’s millimeter-wave wireless technologies connect multiple high-capacity base-stations using point-to-point and ring architecture for higher network availability and transports this Ethernet traffic with fiber-like performance and reliability.

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