Dallas Getting WiMax Backhaul Network

Aspen Communications hopes to deploy WiMax to 36 buildings in Dallas this year and offer the technology to wireless broadband service providers.

W. David Gardner, Contributor

February 3, 2006

1 Min Read

Aspen Communications says it has equipped 12 high-rise buildings in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with WiMAX and is offering the wide area solution to wireless broadband service providers.

Aspen said it hopes to have 24 more buildings equipped by the end of year in its deployment of Gigabit Ethernet providing up to 1000 Mbps speeds to ISPs.

"Our turnkey solution takes care of the back end and lets them (ISPs) focus on what they do best – servicing their customers," said Rocky Ahmann, Aspen's sales & marketing director, in a statement. "Running fiber between high rise buildings, carrier hotels and potential WiMAX tower locations is not the core focus of our wireless service provider clients."

Aspen said it has connected its network with more than 380 miles of fiber in a solution that includes back-haul, Web access, network service, and WiMAX tower sites in an effort to attract ISPs. Aspen added that its approach will lower costs for consumers while improving connectivity options for them. The initial network offering will be available in mid-March, the company noted.

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