Mercury Broadband selects Airspan as RAN network supplier for FWA

Mercury Broadband, a provider of Internet across rural markets in the U.S. Midwest, has selected Airspan Networks as the lead RAN network supplier for CBRS Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solutions to provide broadband connectivity.
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Mercury Broadband has deployed hundreds of CBRS radios, equipment and software from Airspan, designed to significantly expand construction and operations of its rural broadband network. Mercury is a major winning bidder of federal funds from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), a US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) initiative.

Airspan is providing its AirSpeed 1030 radios for use across Mercury Broadband’s network within its first phase of network expansion in Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Michigan. Mercury Broadband also plans to utilize AirSpeed 1030 radios in markets slated for later this year across Ohio and Illinois.

“Airspan’s expertise in CBRS solutions allows us to expanding rural broadband connectivity,” said Garrett Wiseman, Chief Executive Officer, Mercury Broadband. “With CBRS, we can extend our wireless network to more hard-to-reach areas.”

Mercury Broadband plans to leverage Airspan’s 5G CBRS solutions to expand its service through FWA. This includes offering new services for businesses, as well as providing smart home experiences such as an advanced managed Wi-Fi solution that will provide consumers the ability to manage a range of functions—from home security to appliances—via a single device.

“This innovative solution, working with Mercury Broadband, is an example of how Airspan is leading the way with the right set of solutions and technological expertise in CBRS to help better serve rural America,” said Airspan Chairman and CEO Eric Stonestrom.