University of the Pacific Selects BridgeWave Gigabit Wireless System to Connect Off-Campus Faculty and Staff

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BridgeWave Flex4G-1000 provides gigabit connectivity, reliability, and availability

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Before choosing BridgeWave, we considered other alternatives including service from Comcast and some local ISPs. However, the costs and contract terms were unfavorable compared with using BridgeWave.

BridgeWave Communications, a market leader in wireless backhaul systems, today announced that University of the Pacific (UoP), the oldest chartered university and the first independent co-educational campus in California, has selected the BridgeWave Flex4G-100080GHz system to enable gigabit, low latency network throughput for faculty and staff located in a leased, off-campus building. The BridgeWave Flex4G-1000 system, installed by BridgeWave partner Pacific Communications, provides gigabit connectivity, reliability, and availability to educators and administrative staff, including the University’s treasury and IT departments.

“We used an earlier BridgeWave system for years to provide connectivity to this off-campus location, but we needed to refresh as our previous BridgeWave model was nearing end of maintenance,” said Scott Douma, network engineer at UoP. “Before choosing BridgeWave again for the upgrade, we considered other alternatives including service from Comcast and some local ISPs. However, the costs and contract terms were unfavorable compared with using BridgeWave. Purchasing the BridgeWave system will give us a return on our investment in less than two years, and we own the equipment. The decision to choose BridgeWave was an easy one. In fact, we are using the older BridgeWave system for back up to the new one in the unlikely event that we experience any downtime. The new BridgeWave link has been perfectly reliable since its installation even during several rain storms this winter.”

BridgeWave backhaul systems increase backhaul network capacity without the hassles and costs of new or leased fiber. The Flex4G-1000 system chosen by UoP delivers gigabit capacity, 256-bit AES encryption for highest data security, and high system gain for maximum throughput. For multi-gigabit connectivity, BridgeWave offers its flagship system, the Flex4G-10000, which delivers true fiber capacity, and the Flex4G-LITE, upgradeable from 1Gbps to 3Gbps.

“UoP is a prestigious private California university, and its long relationship with BridgeWave certainly validates our technology and the robustness of our carrier-class wireless backhaul systems,” said Pamela Valentine, vice president of marketing, BridgeWave Communications. “With the Flex4G-1000, UoP has the backhaul capacity it needs delivered to its off-site faculty and staff affordably, quickly, and without trading off performance and reliability. Like all of our systems, the Flex4G-1000 delivers impressive ROI over other wireless alternatives, and is indicative of why we continue to experience high demand for our solutions from customers throughout the world.”

About University of the Pacific
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with three distinct campuses united under one common goal: to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community. Widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West, the Stockton Campus offers more than 80 areas of study in nine schools and colleges, including 25 graduate programs and 10 accelerated programs. The university's distinctive Northern California footprint also includes its San Francisco Campus, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and graduate programs in health, food and technology fields, and the Sacramento Campus, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and graduate programs in health, education, business, public policy and data science.

About Pacific Communications
With over 5,000 installations completed, Pacific Communications is a licensed California Contractor (# 814121) offering complete end-to-end wireless network solutions. Our office is in San Jose, California. “Paccomm” has been providing the High Tech industry of Silicon Valley excellent service for over two decades. The following is a list of available services: point to point wireless backhaul, point to multipoint wireless bridges, WiMax backhaul, wireless mesh products, indoor Wi-Fi, and municipal Wi-Fi. Pacific Communications delivers the highest level of knowledge and competence with both unlicensed wireless Ethernet Bridges and licensed microwave communication network connectivity.

About BridgeWave
BridgeWave Communications provides high-capacity microwave and millimeter wave backhaul and wireless connectivity solutions to operators, carriers, service providers, governments, and private enterprises. With over 35,000 systems deployed in more than 60 countries, the company’s innovative solutions have been entrusted by customers to enable highly reliable and secure, high-capacity, gigabit connectivity while reducing operating costs relative to fiber. Founded in 1999, BridgeWave is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information, visit

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