PAMPA, Texas & MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Resound Networks today announced their successful demonstration of gigabit-tier service over a wireless network in unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum built with Tarana’s unique G1 platform.
Using commercially-available equipment from Tarana, the Resound team demonstrated connections up to 1 Gbps downlink and 500 Mbps uplink at distances over 5 miles in near-line-of-sight conditions. This performance exceeded the minimum requirement for RDOF* gigabit-tier service, and set a new benchmark in broadband wireless access performance.
Tyson Curtis, CEO of Resound, said, “We’ve worked hard with Tarana to perfect the G1 platform to produce gigabit-tier speeds and continue to achieve those great results at further and further distances. The results have been impressive and will allow Resound to expedite deployments requiring gigabit-tier speeds. In the future we expect to deploy Tarana in areas we would have served with fiber.”
Basil Alwan, CEO of Tarana, added, “Beyond more rapid deployment, the unique architecture of the G1 platform also gives Resound higher capital efficiency, since capacity to fulfill gig-tier service can be easily layered onto the radio network incrementally over time as customer demand requires.”
Resound will be expanding their G1-powered network from their base in Pampa to cover areas throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma over the next 5 years.
*RDOF (the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund) is the Commission’s most recent initiative in their ongoing efforts to bridge the digital divide in the US. Winners in the FCC-administered reverse-auction process are obligated to offer and fulfill a range of service tiers in their targeted geographies.
About Resound Networks
Resound Networks was founded in 2015 as a rural-focused ISP determined to close the digital divide. The company is based in Pampa, Texas, and its carrier-class network provides coverage to over 300,000 homes throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Resound plans to expand its network coverage to multiple neighboring states beginning in 2022. For more information visit www.resoundnetworks.com.
Tarana Wireless, Inc. is the industry’s performance leader in broadband wireless access network solutions, powered by a number of well-proven breakthroughs in perfect, multidimensional optimization of radio signals. Its G1 access platform overcomes previously insurmountable network economics challenges for service providers in both mainstream broadband and underserved markets, using free unlicensed spectrum. Commercial deployments of G1 have exploded from zero to 1.7 million households passed its first seven months of production. The company is headquartered in Milpitas, California, with additional research and development in Pune, India. Please visit https://www.taranawireless.com for more information.