Mimosa said it is boosting Wi-Fi networking speeds for apartments and condos in a partnership with Amtech Communications.
Mimosa’s technology will increase Amtech network speeds from 30 megabits per second to 200 megabits per second, improving internet connectivity for residents across nine U.S. states.
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Mimosa makes cloud-managed, fiber-fast wireless networks. The company believes that these fast wireless networks offer an alternative to expensive cable and telephone networks when it comes to providing fast internet service.
Amtech will use Mimosa’s backhaul radios to deliver super-fast broadband connectivity to hundreds of Multi Dwelling Unit (MDU) properties across the mid-Atlantic region in the U.S.
Amtech provides Wi-Fi access to over 9,000 tenants in MDUs, along with the network needed to support building residents who were eating up existing bandwidth due to data-intensive online services, such as streaming content.
To accomplish this, Amtech harnessed Mimosa B5 and B5-Lite backhaul, which work in the 5-GHz unlicensed spectrum, delivering high-capacity short- and mid-range links. The radios use unique high-precision GPS sync technology, allowing reuse of the same radio channel and therefore improving network efficiency. Over thirty links were deployed in buildings and towers across a number of residential sites. With the new Mimosa solution installed, broadband speeds increased from 30 Mpbs to 200 Mbps.
James Hawthorne, network engineer at Amtech, said in a statement, “In MDUs, it is common for a large number of people to access high-bandwidth internet services simultaneously, which can put a huge strain on a network. We needed to add additional capacity and improve broadband speeds so that residents could use their favorite online services without their connection letting them down. We could not believe the immediate and impressive results from Mimosa’s backhaul radios, with internet speeds increasing dramatically across our network.”
Following this successful deployment, Amtech now plans to roll out a new Mimosa network in the Washington D.C. area. It is also looking to take advantage of clear, licensed 11-GHz spectrum by deploying B11 backhaul radios to connect two buildings located about seven miles apart.
Jaime Fink, cofounder and chief product officer at Mimosa, said in a statement, “Today, tenants in MDUs value high-speed internet connectivity above many other utilities. Mimosa’s backhaul technology enables service providers to quickly inject additional capacity into networks across MDU sites at a competitive cost. By using Mimosa’s technology, Amtech is future-proofing its broadband network for the next generation of internet services that demand a fast, reliable data connection.”