GigaBeam Corp. landed another customer in the U.K. for its “wireless fiber optics” technology.
GigaBeam received an order from FWA Solutions, a U.K.-based value added distributor of high-performance wireless solutions, for one of its WiFiber links. According to GigaBeam, WiFiber technology is similar to terrestrial fiber in terms of speed and reliability. It can also be less costly and easier to deploy than traditional terrestrial fiber.
“The United Kingdom has long been a focus of our efforts to expand in Europe and I believe that this order is an important step towards establishing a major presence throughout the continent,” said Louis Slaughter, chairman and CEO of GigaBeam, in a statement. “We are very pleased to be working with strategic partners such as FWA Solutions. They are well respected and have a positive track record of building truly next generation wireless networks.”
GigaBeam’s WiFiber products operate in the 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz upper millimeter wave spectrum bands.
The Federal Communications Commission and the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) and some other countries have authorized this portion of the spectrum for licensed wireless commercial use.