Telecom Lead Europe: Wireless broadband solutions provider Alvarion has announced the deployment of its BreezeULTRA
solution in a Point-to-Point configuration on the GWS Stadtwerke Hameln GmbH
network in Hameln, Germany.
The company said that GWS is its long standing customer with
an established network of wireline and wireless broadband services in Hameln,
The GWS deployed BreezeULTRA to address the increasing data demand of
its customers. The deployment was done through Alvarion’s system
integrator ITM in Germany who has worked with GWS since their first
installation in 2006.
The GWS selected the BreezeULTRA solution to upgrade an
existing Point-to-Point link and deliver higher capacity wireless solutions to
end customers. BreezeULTRA is a high performance wireless solution with
superior capacity and packet processing for voice, video and data.
With a fully installed base and more customers joining the
network every day, we needed a solution that would capitalize on our existing
infrastructure without having to seek additional spectrum,” said Koehler,
project manager and department head of telecommunications at GWS Stadtwerke
The company successfully increased the capacity from the
original output of 75 Mbps over a 40 MHz channel to as high as 120 Mbps over a
20 MHz channel at a distance of 1.5 Km.
With the BreezeULTRA solution, bandwidth consumption
decreased from 40 MHz to 20 MHz, allowing GWS to offer more services more
efficiently over the same link.
This first BreezeULTRA installation demonstrates our vision
of a high performance solution that fits our customers’ needs for more
capacity,” said Tal Meirzon, COO at Alvarion.
He added that installers can rapidly install and commission
a BreezeULTRA unit using the same base station pole and cabling, and within 5
minutes have the BreezeULTRA up and running, helping to reduce OPEX and CAPEX
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