IgniteNet’s 60GHz MetroLinq Platform Solves Severe 5GHz Interference Issues in Mexico

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IgniteNet and a local Internet service provider Ar@net from Mexico are working together to deliver multi-gigabit connectivity over previously unavailable 60 GHz mmwave band.

MetroLinq 2.5G 60-35
We are very happy with this link. Before the MetroLinq, we were unable to get more than 70 Mbps using the 5 GHz band due to the spectrum saturation.

IgniteNet and their Authorized Distributor, Syscom, along with Mexican service provider Ar@net are working together to replace interference riddled 5 GHz frequency connections with the new MetroLinq 2.5G series devices. Ar@net, a WISP based in Lazaro Cárdenas Michoacán area in Mexico, is suffering from an increasingly congested 5GHz spectrum resulting in low performance on their backhaul and last-mile connectivity links. Ar@net delivers data and VoIP connectivity to unconnected areas using wireless devices operating in unlicensed ISM bands. Until recently, this was limited primarily to 5GHz, however 60GHz recently was approved for unlicensed use by Mexican regulators opening up a huge amount of new spectrum.

MetroLinq 2.5G series devices are a perfect solution allowing deployment of fiber-like wireless connectivity quickly and cost-effectively. 60GHz mmwave technology works well to deliver high capacity connectivity even in urban environments and helps to eliminate the interference and colocation issues that are increasingly common in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Multiple MetroLinq models are available to choose from depending on distance and capacity requirements for both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint scenarios.

To test the performance, Ar@net deployed MetroLinq 2.5G 60-35 products on a problematic 1.4 km PTP link. The MetroLinq enabled a significant jump in performance – from a sluggish 70Mbps on the previous 5GHz link to a blazing 1.7 Gbps – a nearly 25x capacity increase! A video showing the throughput was recorded to illustrate the performance of their new 60 GHz PTP link.

“We are very happy with this link. Before the MetroLinq, we were unable to get more than 70 Mbps using the 5 GHz band due to the spectrum saturation”, says the owner of Ar@net, Sergio Farfan Medrano.

“Ar@net is one of IgniteNet’s pioneer customers in Mexico, and we are excited to see our 60GHz mmwave MetroLinq products eliminating interference and capacity issues for our them and at the same time allowing them to increase capacity by nearly 25x. Ar@net is another example of how wireless providers are using mmwave to do what wireline operators cannot - deliver affordable gigabit connections quickly!” says Harold Bledsoe, president of IgniteNet.

About IgniteNet
Headquartered in Irvine, CA, IgniteNet is a wholly owned subsidiary of SMC Networks, Inc. IgniteNet has a proven track record of producing powerful, reliable, easy to deploy, and innovative cloud managed wireless solutions for Enterprises and Service Providers. IgniteNet products are available at the industry's lowest cost for 60 GHz wireless technology and are sold through channel partners worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.ignitenet.com.

About Ar@net
Ar@net started as a small neighborhood organization that wanted to get Internet service in Lázaro Cárdenas in areas without coverage. Today they are a WISP located in Michoacán (Mexico).

About Syscom
SYSCOM is the main telecommunications and security distributor in Mexico, has 15 Distribution Centers strategically located in the United States and Mexico, as well as important allies for distribution in Central and South America.

SYSCOM works exclusively with integration companies, offering support, installation, service and sales of systems for the following markets: industrial, retail, commercial, transport, financial, sanitary, construction, mining, agriculture and public security.

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