NextPhase Wireless and GigaBeam will integrate the latter’s WiFiber wireless technologies into the former’s solutions platform.
Gigabeam’s wireless system operates in the 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz radio spectrum bands that the FCC recently began to license and which Gigabeam claims are uniquely suited to avoid atmospheric interference for last-mile connectivity.
NextPhase CEO Robert Ford said, ” NextPhase is uniquely empowered to quickly and efficiently enable these wireless connectivity services for the more than 135,000 businesses within our existing wireless footprint.”
This is apparently a reference to the areas where NextPhase recently shifted its wireless backbone to new licensed spectrum bands (see NextPhase upgrades wireless net). The areas in question are Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the three counties to the south and east of Los Angeles.
Ford added, “We look forward to partnering with GigaBeam to pursue and win several large deployment projects currently being pursued.”
As for the new order reported by Gigabeam, the new, unidentified partner is said to be establishing a Metro Ethernet network in the City of Los Angeles.