Cal-Ore Achieves 900MHz-Like Coverage in the 3.65GHz Band
Uses PureWave Quantum Base Stations to Deliver Broadband Services in Rural California and Oregon
Mountain View, February 15, 2012 – PureWave Networks announced today that it has been selected by Cal-Ore Communications, Inc. as the company’s supplier of Mobile WiMAX (802.16e) infrastructure. With 16 base stations already deployed the rapidly growing network currently covers approximately 200 square miles and a population of approximately 50,000 in rural California and Oregon, bringing broadband services to business and residents of rural communities. In addition to advanced broadband service packages, offering aggregate speeds of up to 12Mbps, Cal-Ore also plans to offer phone services over the network and to expand the coverage area in the coming months..
Operating in the semi-licensed 3.65GHz band, Cal-Ore is using PureWave’s Quantum 6636 base stations to replace obsolete and much slower network equipment that operates in the 900MHz and 2.4GHz bands. “When we began to roll-out 3.65GHz equipment one of our main concerns was maximizing the coverage area,” said Charles Boening, Cal-Ore’s Network Manager. “After-all, the reason operators are still using old, slow equipment in the noisy 900MHz band is because of the band’s supposedly superior propagation characteristics. However, we were excited to discover that using PureWave’s gear we were able to achieve similar coverage in the 3.65GHz band as we were seeing with our legacy 900MHz equipment but deliver up to 5 times the capacity we were seeing with our legacy system.”
“From a performance and operations perspective, we are very happy with the PureWave gear,” added Boening. “Our installers are able to convert 10 to 15 customers to the new network each day, and customers are seeing stable, solid performance and service speeds that meet today’s bandwidth hungry applications.”
“Many of our customers are realizing that PureWave’s smart antenna technology allows them to achieve coverage equivalent to a 900MHz system in the 3.65GHz band, but to deliver substantially more capacity over those same distances,” said Daniel Redmond, VP of Sales & Marketing for Moonblink Communications, a value-added distributor and PureWave partner that assisted Cal-Ore in making their network deployment choices.
“The 3.65GHz band offers a unique opportunity for smaller operators and private network owners,” said Dan Picker, PureWave’s CTO. “For one, FCC licensing requirements provide easy access to the band, while keeping out noisy consumer devices such as cordless phones, garage door openers and WiFi routers. This leaves 50MHz of often pristine spectrum, ideal for broadband wireless services. The Achilles heel of the band has always been range; however PureWave’s smart antenna technology, combined with 802.16e technology, overcomes this challenge, allowing operators to achieve roughly the same coverage area that is achievable in the noisy 900MHz band, while delivering much high sector capacity. Expect to see a mass migration of WISPs and private network operators into the band as they move to take advantage of this opportunity.”
About Cal-Ore Communications
Based in Dorris, Calif., Cal-Ore Communications provides high speed internet as well as traditional and IP based voice services in both Siskiyou and Klamath counties. Cal-Ore Communications is also a leading FTTx provider in both areas delivering next-generation services and bandwidth to both business and residential customers. For more information please visit www.cot.net or call 1-800-858-2399.
About Moonblink Communications
Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Moonblink Communications is a value-added distributor (VAD) with a targeted focus on wireless and video surveillance systems. It is our mission to provide VARs and Integrators the solutions they need to successfully deploy the best wireless systems available for their customers while providing the greatest value. With a targeted wireless technology portfolio from the industry’s leading manufacturers, we provide a complete spectrum of wireless and video surveillance solutions including WiFi, WiMAX, wireless Voice over WiFi, wireless surveillance camera systems, Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), license-free and licensed broadband wireless solutions. For more information, please visit www.moonblink.com or call 1-877-623-5223 or 1-408-850-1143.
PureWave, a Silicon Valley Company, is a rapidly growing supplier of high-performance compact 4G wireless base stations. PureWave’s award winning family of PureWave Quantum mobile WiMAX base stations supports a wide range of third party end-user devices, can be deployed with or without an ASN-GW and are designed to be installed completely outdoors with no need for a climate controlled shelter.
Established in 2003, PureWave Networks develops high-performance, carrier-class LTE and mobile WiMAX base station equipment. PureWave Networks’ PureMax™ technology is a smart antenna solution that delivers significantly higher capacity and coverage than the competition. PureWave products employ a software-defined radio architecture which assures that networks deployed today can continue to evolve and improve with time.
For more information about PureWave, please visit our corporate website at: www.pwnets.com.