Wazco Chooses Lindsay Broadband’s Optical Gateway to Backhaul New Strand-Mount LTE 4G MetroStrand Picocell

MetroStrand™ Single-Sector Strand-Mount Solutions Based on Lindsay’s Field-Proven Platforms Bring MSO Connectivity to Wazco’s MetroStorm™ Product Family

NCTA The Cable Show 2011

CHICAGO--()--THE CABLE SHOW 2011 - Wazco, the leading provider of multi-sector metro LTE picocells, and Lindsay Broadband, last-mile communications product leader, today announced a first-of-its-kind, strand-mounted optical backhaul solution for Wazco's family of MetroStorm basestations. Dubbed “MetroStrand,” these LTE 4G-enabled optical gateways allow cable operators to deploy managed gigabit services “right at the strand.”

“MetroStrand is specifically designed to take full advantage of existing multiple system operator (MSO) assets,” explained Mike Nasco, Wazco’s CEO. “MetroStrand is specifically designed to be deployed in less than an hour, allowing rapid, straightforward, cost-effective, and scalable network augmentation. In addition, MetroStrand is powered by eSON, the advanced RAN management software by AirHop Communications, facilitating seamless integration with MetroStorm clusters.”

“Lindsay’s Optical Gateway platform eliminates the need for expensive outdoor cabinets and provides Wazco’s MetroStrand outdoor hardened access to the MSO's infrastructure for optical backhaul,” added David Atman, Lindsay Broadband’s president. “Our FLEeX LM™ Architecture is an ideal fit for MetroStrand and has a wide variety of deployment options and configurations.”

Wazco MetroStrand is a "single sector," 700MHz strand-mounted basestation which is functionally equivalent to one of the 4 sectors of the Wazco MetroStorm metrocell announced last month at the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam.

Contacts

Wazco Contact Information:
The David James Agency
Elisabeth Glover
Ph: +1 805-494-9508
Cell: +1 805-443-9563
elisabeth@davidjamesagency.com
or
Lindsay Broadband Information:
David Atman
Ph: 800-465-7046
datman@lindsaybroadbandinc.com

Release Summary

Wazco and Lindsay Broadband are announcing a first-of-its-kind, strand-mounted optical backhaul solution for Wazco's MetroStorm LTE metrocell basestations.

Contacts

Wazco Contact Information:
The David James Agency
Elisabeth Glover
Ph: +1 805-494-9508
Cell: +1 805-443-9563
elisabeth@davidjamesagency.com
or
Lindsay Broadband Information:
David Atman
Ph: 800-465-7046
datman@lindsaybroadbandinc.com