CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AOptix (www.aoptix.com), a pioneer in ultra-high capacity wireless communications, today announced that Global Service Solutions, Inc. (GSS), the premier reseller and distributor of telecommunications products in the Caribbean region, has successfully deployed the AOptix Intellimax wireless transport product in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on behalf of a major national carrier. The new link will deliver multi-gigabit bandwidth to the heart of historic Old San Juan.
“Old San Juan is designated as a National Historic Landmark District—digging up the streets in this area of town to lay fiber simply isn’t an option,” said Andrés Nazario, sales director at GSS. “Carriers looking to serve business customers in the area who need high bandwidth, high availability connections have limited options. As a wireless technology, AOptix Intellimax delivers fiber-like performance without impacting the surrounding area.”
Old San Juan is a 465-year-old neighborhood within San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital and most populous city. The legacy twisted-pair local loop in place has run out of capacity and is unable to support the growing bandwidth needs of organizations in the area. GSS and the carrier it represents considered microwave, but the technology was unable to deliver the high capacity or availability required.
The new 1.2 kilometer link relies on AOptix’ advanced Laser-Radio technology, a hybrid solution that combines advanced wireless optics with millimeter wave radio to deliver multi-gigabit performance and carrier-grade availability, even in severe weather conditions. The technology serves a wide range of wireless communications needs—from last mile connectivity to mobile backhaul to fiber extension applications.
“In our increasingly connected, bandwidth-consuming modern world, there’s an urgent global need to provide greater capacity to more places,” said Christina Richards, VP of marketing at AOptix. “Yet, fiber can only take us so far. In some cases, fiber is simply too expensive and disruptive to deploy. In other cases, like in Old San Juan, deploying fiber would scar a national treasure. This is why breakthrough new technologies such Laser-Radio wireless links are becoming so critically important.”
AOptix’ Laser-Radio has been deployed in seven countries across four continents, with applications that span service provider networks in dense urban settings to bolstering telecommunications in remote parts of the world.
AOptix (www.aoptix.com) is transforming wireless communications with high-capacity Laser Radio Technology (LRT) that delivers an unprecedented combination of bandwidth, availability and distance. Building on technology originally developed for deep space research and then field-validated in advanced military defense applications, AOptix created a completely new and disruptive technology to wirelessly deliver multi-gigabit capacity. Today, AOptix unlocks new market opportunities for service providers, enterprises, and government organizations, enabling connectivity for previously unserved or underserved locations, and addressing diverse applications such as mobile backhaul, fiber diversity, fiber extension, disaster recovery, and enterprise last-mile solutions. Founded in 2000, AOptix is a privately held company based in Campbell, CA.