SKYFIBER and MetroWave Join Forces to Deliver Optical Wireless Broadband to Southern Florida

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SKYFIBER (http://www.skyfiber.com), an Optical Wireless Broadband company, and MetroWave of Florida have announced a strategic partnership that will integrate SKYFIBER’s high-capacity low-cost Optical Wireless Broadband technology into MetroWave’s innovative next generation wireless networks.

A technology like SKYFIBER’s Optical Wireless Broadband that provides such large capacity at such a low cost with rapid deployment is truly a game-changer, and OWB will be a key component in Metrowave's future networks.

SKYFIBER (http://www.skyfiber.com), a global leader in Optical Wireless Broadband technology, announced their plans today for a strategic partnership with MetroWave, a Florida-based telecommunications service provider. MetroWave builds and operates proprietary next generation wireless networks delivering fast, reliable and affordable broadband data, voice and video communications, and currently serves customers across the Orlando and Miami areas. MetroWave's unique network infrastructure is comprised of interlaced self-healing multi-gigabit wireless rings, and allows customers to completely bypass local exchange carriers for their telecommunications needs.

This alliance will integrate SKYFIBER's Optical Wireless Broadband technology with existing MetroWave Millimeter Microwave and traditional Microwave technologies to accelerate expansion of their disaster-resistant metro network. SKYFIBER’s Optical Wireless Broadband (OWB) technology uses infrared light to provide over 1 Gbps of Broadband connectivity at a very low cost. OWB is highly secure, compact, and easily deployable, making it ideal for relieving mobility backhaul bottlenecks, connecting business campuses, and a host of other key applications. David Achim, CEO and President of SKYFIBER said, “MetroWave has taken an completely original approach to delivering telecommunications solutions in southern Florida, providing a viable and innovative alternative to traditional LECs. Adding SKYFIBER’s Optical Wireless Broadband into the MetroWave solutions toolbox will really accelerate network development capabilities.”

Unlike a traditional wired connection, the wireless connection provided by OWB does not require fiber installation, making it a very attractive alternative when expanding urban-environment networks. Additionally, the wireless link is not subject to licensing and regulation associated with other wireless technologies, which makes deployment fast and extremely cost effective. Ted Mahoney, MetroWave’s CEO said, “A technology like SKYFIBER’s Optical Wireless Broadband that provides such large capacity at such a low cost with rapid deployment is truly a game-changer, and OWB will be a key component in our future networks. Optical Wireless Broadband provides an extremely effective solution not only for our local markets in the US, but also for the international infrastructure opportunities we currently have in emerging markets.”

For more information about SKYFIBER’s Optical Wireless Broadband or MetroWave, please visit online at http://www.skyfiber.com and http://www.metrowaveusa.com, or email sales(at)skyfiber(dot)com and sales(at)metrowaveusa(dot)com

About SKYFIBER
SKYFIBER (http://www.skyfiber.com), an Optical Wireless Broadband company, was founded in 1996. It is a privately held corporation of 60 plus employees, headquartered in Bryan, Texas, with additional offices in Dallas, TX, Philadelphia, PA, San Jose, CA, and a partner network that spans the globe. SKYFIBER’s solutions can economically augment or replace traditional fiber optic and microwave technologies to meet customer needs for mobile backhaul, enterprise and campus area networks, last-mile gigabit extension, high-capacity video surveillance backhaul, and emergency response networks for municipalities. SKYFIBER markets their solutions in the global Telecommunications and Enterprise markets, and continues to rapidly expand international market penetration through strategic partnerships.

About MetroWave
MetroWave Communications, Inc. (http://www.metrowaveusa.com) builds and operates proprietary next generation wireless networks that enable delivery of fast, reliable and affordable broadband data, voice and video communications. Using hybrid-technology networks incorporating Optical Wireless Broadband, Microwave, and Millimeter-Microwave, MetroWave covers entire metropolitan markets with a light-speed connection offering robust new communications path into the office or enterprise business. MetroWave’s telecommunications services are available to businesses across Southern Florida, including the Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade metro areas, with bandwidth capacities ranging from 10 Mbps to 2.5 Gbps for MPLS VPN service and Internet access.

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