By Telecom Lead Team: Cal-Ore Communications has selected
PureWave Networks as a supplier of Mobile WiMAX (802.16e) infrastructure.
Cal-Ore has deployed PureWave’s Quantum 6636 base
stations to replace obsolete and much slower network equipment that operates in
the 900MHz and 2.4GHz bands. The company is now operating in the semi-licensed
“We were excited to discover that using PureWave’s
gear we were able to achieve similar coverage in the 3.65GHz band as we were
seeing with our legacy 900MHz equipment but deliver up to 5 times the capacity
we were seeing with our legacy system,” said Charles Boening, network
manager at Cal-Ore.
Cal-Ore said that its installers are able to convert 10
to 15 customers to the new network each day, and customers are seeing stable,
solid performance and service speeds that meet today’s bandwidth hungry
“The 3.65GHz band offers a unique opportunity for
smaller operators and private network owners,” said Dan Picker, PureWave’s
smart antenna technology, combined with 802.16e technology allows operators to
achieve the same coverage area that is achievable in the noisy 900MHz band,
while delivering much higher sector capacity.
“Many of our customers are realizing that PureWave’s
smart antenna technology allows them to achieve coverage equivalent to a 900MHz
system in the 3.65GHz band, but to deliver substantially more capacity over
those same distances,” said Daniel Redmond, VP of sales & marketing
for Moonblink Communications, a value-added distributor and PureWave partner
that assisted Cal-Ore.
With 16 base stations already deployed, Cal-Ore’s network
currently covers approximately 200 square miles and a population of
approximately 50,000 in rural California and Oregon, bringing broadband
services to business and residents of rural communities.
Cal-Ore is planning to offer phone services over the
network and to expand the coverage area in the coming months.
A few months back, PureWave Networks was selected by EMAXX Telecom (Cambodia) as the operator’s 4G