Althea | December 20, 2021
Althea is announcing a new partnership with 5G zone contributor Hub Advanced Networks to build and expand new broadband networks and support telecom innovation as part of the Puerto Rico 5G Zone & Blockchain Ignition Lab initiative. PR5G Zone & Blockchain Ignition Lab is a new, nonprofit, Advanced Innovation Development and Test Lab creating opportunities for individuals, products, and companies to develop cost-effective, disruptive global solutions on the island of Puerto Rico.
This collaboration focuses not only on improving the resilience of Puerto Rico’s communications infrastructure, but also pioneering innovative approaches to internet access, smart Ag, and LTE networks. This 5G and blockchain research and development initiative will improve the quality of life for the people and businesses of Puerto Rico and extend coverage and affordable opportunities to even the most remote and challenging areas of the island.
Althea Network’s unique plug-and-play ISP platform utilizes blockchain technology to decouple the service and infrastructure layers of internet delivery, empowering end users to revenue-share by hosting network infrastructure. This is all accomplished in a user-friendly device that requires little to no training for blockchain novices to manage, thereby demystifying blockchain technology.
Powered by Althea’s Smart Routers and connected to Hub Advanced Networks’ vast fiber resources, last mile networks can be built in a flexible and agile way, delivering high broadband speeds and low latency. What’s more, users can choose to earn revenue by adding infrastructure to expand network coverage further. Each Althea Smart Router also features an easy to use blockchain wallet and firmware to meter usage and billing, allowing for the rapid and cost-efficient deployment of large, fast, and economically accessible broadband networks.
Althea is a leader in open telecom innovation and recently announced the introduction of the world’s first integrated LTE core. By embedding the LTE core directly in the home router, KeyLTE creates a small cell anywhere and enables the rapid and seamless deployment of LTE networks for data, mobile devices, and IoT management.
“Access to connectivity and broadband is essential to business development, education, and daily life, Althea and Hub Advanced Networks are committed to connecting more people through our work together in Puerto Rico.”
Deborah Simpier, CEO and co-founder of Althea
“Althea’s wireless infrastructure expands the geographic reach of our broadband networks, but just as importantly, our unique, no contract billing protocol expands the demographic of people who will have access to fast and affordable broadband.”
“Althea is excited to work with Hub Advanced Networks and proud to contribute to the success of the Puerto Rico 5G Zone & Blockchain Ignition Lab.”
Althea is a new way to access broadband internet that enables growth in the network through a unique system of revenue sharing. Althea was founded in 2017 with the vision to bring the open market and interoperable peering from the data center to the field and empower communities to build multi-stakeholder networks faster and more affordably than legacy telecom models.
About Hub Advanced Networks
Hub Advanced Networks is an Advanced Telecommunications and Technology company committed to enabling business leaders with the digital infrastructure and reliable connectivity needed to bring innovative services to market in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Our mission is to make Puerto Rico the main telecommunications hub of the Caribbean Region by providing the most reliable telecommunications infrastructure and technology services.
Intracom Telecom | December 21, 2021
Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced a partnership with TeraGo, Canada's leading nationwide provider of enterprise wireless network solutions, for the supply of its advanced wireless solutions, WiBAS™ G5 evo-BS and WiBAS™ G5 Connect+, operating at 24 GHz frequency band.
TeraGo selected the WiBAS™ G5 platform in line with its strategic plan to commercialize Fixed Wireless Access in Canada utilizing mmWave licensed spectrum. The WiBAS™ G5 will enable TeraGo to provide faster and more reliable services to its subscribers. As the largest holder of mmWave spectrum in Canada, TeraGo's objective to densify its ultra-high speed access network will be addressed by WiBAS™ G5 Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) technology. TeraGo is the inaugural user of WiBAS™ G5 at the 24GHz band in North America and was given priority to test Intracom Telecom's technology, at their lab and at the field. The full ecosystem of Intracom Telecom's FWA portfolio was tested by TeraGo including the uniMS™ platform, for end-to-end network lifecycle management, and zero-touch provisioning.
WiBAS™ G5 evo-BS PtMP base station, at 24 GHz band, can operate side by side with 5G systems in adjacent channels thanks to its intelligent software and compliance to established regulations for spectrum use. WiBAS™ G5 Connect+ is an advanced terminal station that allows operators to accelerate the deployment of ultra-broadband service to its subscribers, and is remarkably flexible, as it is able to operate both in TDD and FDD in the 24 GHz spectrum.
"This is an exciting partnership for TeraGo, as we further expand our network capacities on a standardized platform, with compact design for an effortless rollout and zero-touch provisioning,Utilizing Intracom Telecom's WiBAS™ G5 solutions, will enable TeraGo to go beyond what is expected to bring Canadian enterprises enhanced speeds, low latency and reliability to the market."
Osman Mohamednur, Sr. Director Network Business at TeraGo
"We are very pleased to partner with TeraGo, Canada's 5G pioneer, and support their vision. Our WiBAS™ G5 evo-BS and WiBAS™ G5 Connect+ solutions, already certified by ISED Canada, enable TeraGo to offer ultra-fast connectivity speeds to enterprise customers, in line with TeraGo's goal to improve its overall network capacity," said Dharminder Chanana, CEO of Intracom Telecom's subsidiary in the USA, Conklin-Intracom.
Intracom Telecom's WiBAS™ PtMP technology has become the preferred alternative to fiber and copper access solutions in Europe, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa. The company's recent and successful FWA network deployments are with leading operators and ISPs in Italy, Spain, Indonesia, and South Arica.
TeraGo owns a national spectrum portfolio of exclusive 24 GHz and 38 GHz wide-area spectrum licenses including 2,120 MHz of spectrum across Canada's 6 largest cities. TeraGo provides businesses across Canada with cloud, colocation and connectivity services. TeraGo manages over 3,000 cloud workloads, operates five data centres in the Greater Toronto Area, the Greater Vancouver Area, and Kelowna, and owns and manages its own IP network. The Company serves business customers in major markets across Canada including Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa and Winnipeg.
About Intracom Telecom
Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for over 40 years in the market. The company has become the benchmark in fixed wireless access and it successfully innovates in the 5G/4G wireless RAN transport and small-cell SON backhaul international arena. Intracom Telecom offers a comprehensive revenue-generating software solutions portfolio and a complete range of ICT services, focusing on IoT, SDN/NFV, Big Data analytics & data-driven intelligence, and Smart City solutions. Moreover, it addresses the Energy & Utilities industry, emphasizing on smart metering and end-to-end IT solutions. Intracom Telecom is also active in the defense sector providing security integrated systems for critical infrastructure protection and border surveillance. The company has extensive know-how and a proven track record in the market, serving fixed and mobile telecom operators, public authorities and large public and private enterprises. Intracom Telecom maintains its own R&D and production facilities, and operates subsidiaries worldwide.
Ericsson | September 21, 2021
Viaero Wireless, a regional telecommunications company that has served parts of the Midwest and western U.S. for more than 30 years, has selected Ericsson to replace and upgrade its existing LTE equipment to end-to-end 5G-ready products and solutions. With this modernization, Viaero will be able to offer upgraded mobility and broadband services, which will result in an improved customer experience for their subscribers.
"We needed a partner that could step up and provide a turn-key solution," said Frank DiRico, CEO and Founder of Viaero. "The key to our success is providing the best possible service to our customers. In addition to Ericsson's industry-leading products and solutions, we felt that Ericsson had the best team to make this project successful when looking at different technology options."
Headquartered in Fort Morgan, Colorado, Viaero is one of the largest regional carriers in the country, covering parts of Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Kansas. Under the agreement, Ericsson will replace existing core, radio access network (RAN), microwave and router equipment across more than 900 LTE sites in Viaero's network.
Ericsson will provide its industry-leading cloud-native core https://www.ericsson.com/en/core-network/5g-core/demos, as well its innovative best-in-class RAN portfolio, microwave, and transport solutions. This robust portfolio of products and solutions will allow Viaero to expand its connectivity footprint, reach more customers, and continue delivering high-speed internet to rural America.
"With their large footprint across the heart of the U.S., Viaero recognized the need for reliable 5G-ready networks to bring connectivity and digitization to businesses and consumers," said Niklas Heuveldop, President and Head of Ericsson North America. "We're proud they've chosen Ericsson for this important work that will help bridge the digital divide and bring fast, reliable broadband service for all."
As a trusted partner to all of the major service providers and many regional carriers across the country, Ericsson is committed to supporting the market through the most advanced technology and services.
Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company's portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson's investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York.